Russia was close to invading Kyiv in February 2014 bringing in aviation, - National Security Committee

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian troops with military equipment and aviation would’ve reached Kyiv in 3 to 3.5 hours
14:20, 22 February 2016

In February 2014 the Russian Federation was ready to invade Kyiv, bringing in aviation, stated Head of the National Security and Defense Committee Sergiy Pashynskiy during the report of the Committee, aired by “112 Ukraine” TV channel.

“Annexation of Crimea wasn’t a fragment. It was an entire operation. Frontier guards reported that according to their information a battalion-technical group, 50 tanks and about 200 APCs received command to invade Kyiv bringing in aviation. This would’ve happened in 3 to 3.5 hours”, - Pashyskiy stated.

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