The Kremlin’s threat to deliver a missile strike on Ukraine is clearly the consequence of lack of the dialogue between the states. Leonid Kuchma, the second president of Ukraine and the country’s representative in the Minsk talks group, said this during the First Baltic and Black Sea forum, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel. ‘Today’s military drills in Kherson region are not supposed to annoy Russia, but to increase combat effectiveness of Ukraine’s Armed Forces. Ukraine has the right to hold any drills on its territory’, he said.
‘Most unfortunately, there is absolutely no dialogue between Ukrainian and Russian authorities. Despite all the military action, we’ve got to look for means of communication, to solve issues and avoid further problems between our states,’ Kuchma concluded.