Andriy Zagorodnyuk (right)Photo: RIA Novosti
Kiev is ready to defend its territory in case of attack from Russia. The corresponding statement the Minister of defence of Ukraine Andriy Zagorodnyuk made in the program TSN on TV channel “1+1”, the recording of which is available on YouTube.
So Zagorodnyuk commented on the recent statement by the former foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who warned about the impending impact of Russia on southern Ukraine. According to the Minister of defense, currently in Kiev do not see “gain some critical” that the Ukrainian intelligence would not know at the beginning of this year. However, he added that the fact that the militarization of the Crimea in Ukraine does not deny and watching him.
“We know about the actions of the enemy. But we do not see that scenario that it is critical rose and what kind of situation awaits us in the near future,” he said. According to the head of the defense Ministry, Kiev “always feels threatened”, and its task is to defend the country under any scenario.
Earlier Zagorodnyuk said that the abolition of conscription is one of his main goals as Minister of defense. The statement of such a problem, he explained that Ukraine intends to move to create “a professional army according to NATO standards, which is a professional, trained and equipped”.
In early November, former Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has said that Moscow intends to strike in the South of Ukraine with the aim to gain control over the Black sea, to create a new Russia and land corridors in Transnistria and Crimea. In addition, “offensive”, according to ex-Minister, should cut off Ukraine from the sea of space and to lift a rating of the Russian President.
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