Alexander Turchinovu: Mykhailo Markiv / RIA Novosti
Chief of staff of the Ukrainian party “European solidarity” and former Secretary of the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said that if President Vladimir Zelensky decides to advance on Crimea, he will be at the forefront of the assault battalion. About it writes “Strenia”.
According to him, in early 2014, situated on the Peninsula of Russian troops covered their actions Kharkiv agreements that allowed Moscow to have in the Crimea army units. So, according to Turchynov, in the case of an open assault of the Armed forces of Ukraine the international community has distanced themselves from the conflict.
The politician believes that after the “annexation” of the Crimea, the Russian authorities unilaterally withdrew from the Kharkiv agreements, so now Zelensky has no restrictions to comply with the constitutional requirements of “protecting the country from aggression and the liberation of the Crimea”.
“I gave answers to the questions of investigators about the reasons of not conducting offensive operations in the Crimea and, if necessary, ready to answer yet. Current President to give an answer to these questions will be much more difficult,” — said Turchinov.
In April 2019, the State Bureau of investigation has opened criminal proceedings on the facts of possible voluntary surrender of Ukrainian authorities in the Crimea. In the case of the mentioned Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Oleksandr Turchynov, Andriy Parubiy, Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, Vitali Klitschko, Yury Lutsenko and other politicians, who held in 2015 leadership positions.
Crimea became part of Russia in 2014, after a referendum in which the majority of respondents supported this decision. In the same year, the United States, European Union and some other countries have introduced sanctions against Russia due to the annexation of the Peninsula. Kiev considers the territory annexed and accuses Moscow of violating the rights of the Crimean Tatars. Russian authorities deny these accusations.
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