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Ukraine’s MFA not excludes possible acts of Russian aggression

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar doubts that Russia has abandoned its plans to get the land corridor to Crimea or even to Transnistria
08:06, 18 June 2020

Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine does not rule out the possibility of another act of Russian aggression against Ukraine. This was announced by Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar in an interview with Apostrophe.

"We do not know what Vladimir Putin thinks about and whether he has already ordered the military to prepare for another aggression. I will not speculate too much, but the reason for intensifying action against Ukraine may be the lack of water in Crimea and the reset of power in Russia – in order, for example, to hide violations or gain the support of voters," he said.

Bodnar referred to the arguments of military experts about the likelihood of a threat from Crimea, given the potential of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, its ability to conduct landing operations along the Black Sea coast.

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"I do not think that Russia has given up its plans to get the land corridor to Crimea and maybe even to Transnistria. Especially considering that the amount of water in Crimea is getting smaller and smaller. And no one has removed the military threat from the occupied Donbas and Russia’s territory in general," the official added.

As we reported earlier, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov stated that Ukraine was not going to restore water supply to the temporarily occupied Crimea until it was de-occupied.

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