National Security Secretary calls Russian statements about Ukrainian provocations near Crimea “hogwash”

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Ukraine’s authority allegedly intended to commit an armed provocation on the border with annexed Crimea in late December
21:40, 17 December 2018

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov about the armed provocations prepared by Ukraine at the administrative border with Crimes are “hogwash.” Oleksandr Turchynov, the National Security and Defense Secretary (NSDC), made such statement as NSDC press service reported.

“The “disposed” by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “offensive of the Ukrainian Army along with the American and British instructors at the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation planned for the last decade of December” as well as other passages such as “Nazi” and “neo-Nazi regime” and so on can be commented by one phrase. I will do it in the language understood by the Russians: “hogwash”,” Turchynov said.

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At the same time, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine claimed that such statements of Lavrov are another information operation.

“Actually, it was Russia, which deployed more than 80.000 troops on high alert at the border with Ukraine, it deployed missile complexes “Iskander,” re-located 100 combat aircrafts of new type Su-27 and Su-30 to the territory of Crimea, which are able to act at the whole depth of the Black Sea and almost the whole territory of Ukraine. Only during the past two months, the number of the Russian tanks at our border has increased by 300 units,” the message said.

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Earlier Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Ukraine’s authority allegedly intended to commit an armed provocation on the border with annexed Crimea in late December. At the same time, Lavrov stressed that Russia was ready to give a determined response in case of “Ukraine’s provocation” on the border with Crimea.

He also added that Russia would not fight with Ukraine.

As it was reported, President Poroshenko said that Russian troops still might invade Ukraine. But if Russia does not do it, martial law will not be prolonged.


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