Ukraine is concerned over the intentions of the Russian Federation to deploy nuclear weapon in the temporarily occupied Crimea as Deputy Prime Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories of the country Oleksiy Reznikov stated.
“Russia has already occupied the Azov Sea in fact and totally changed the balance in the Black Sea; it has completely militarized it. We are especially concerned by the actions of the Russian Federation aiming for preparation of Crimea for deployment of the nuclear weapon there,” Reznikov said.
According to the minister, Russia holds the operations in the Middle East and Africa and influences the Balkans backed by Crimea.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the Black Sea turns into the zone of the dangerous military confrontation.
On August 9, the Russian Federation commenced large-scale military training in the firing ranges in southern regions, as well as in the occupied Crimea, Abkhazia and Southern Ossetia.