Kurt Walkergate: Efrem Lukatsky / AP
Russia’s attempt to capture new territory in the Ukraine will turn to Moscow large losses. About this in an interview with the UNIAN news Agency said the special representative of the US State Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker.
“I think it’s very important to make clear that Russia any more will not get anything in Ukraine. We hope to deter further aggression and to demonstrate that this aggression turns around only costs for Russia,” he said.
Walker also noted the positive changes in the Armed forces of Ukraine. “The Ukrainian military effort much better today than they were in 2014. And they will have to create in terms of, when you have to pay an additional price. Russia would not be able to deny responsibility if she started a new aggression this time,” said state Department spokesman.
“The United States and other countries support Ukraine-including, for example, anti-missile systems and systems to combat sniper fire, was attracted by the technical advisers organized the training. Thus, the Ukrainian military is better equipped and better able to respond to Russian aggression, and it is also costly for Russia,” added Walker.
In his Twitter account, Walker congratulated Kiev with the extension of the law on the special status of Donbass. “I congratulate the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy and the Ukrainian Parliament with the extension of special status. This is an important step. Ukraine continues to contribute to the cause of peace. Now it is turn for Russia”, — wrote the representative of the state Department.
The armed conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014 after Kiev attempted to suppress statements in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions caused by the change of power in Ukraine. Kiev regularly accuses of meddling in the conflict Russia. In the Kremlin deny the existence in the East of Ukraine the regular units of the Russian armed forces.
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