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"Total militarization" is not priority for Ukraine, - Defense Minister

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Ukraine does not aim to achieve military parity with the enemy by "total militarization" of the state as it would exhaust the economy
15:59, 12 May 2021

Ukraine's Defense Minister Andriy Taran
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Ukraine does not aim to achieve military parity with the enemy, which is exhausting for the economy, by means of "total militarization" of the state. Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran said this during the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. National Security”.

"Priority is given to the use of preventive, asymmetric, and indirect actions to prevent the escalation of the military conflict, to ensure greater involvement of civilian institutions in defense tasks and a strong resistance movement," the minister said.

Related: Where Ukrainians are preparing for all-out war with Russia

Taran also noted that destruction of the international security system, intensification of the struggle for resources, escalation of conflicts, and spread of terrorism were among the main factors currently affecting Ukraine's military security. At the regional level, Taran does not rule out the destabilization in the Balkans, in the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea regions, the Caucasus, and Eastern Europe as a result of aggressive actions of the Russian Federation.

According to the minister, the foreign and military policy of the Kremlin threatens the national security of Ukraine, the states of the Baltic-Black Sea region, and may lead to further escalation of armed aggression against Ukraine and provoke an international armed conflict in Europe.

As we reported earlier, the military of the sea guard of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine detected the Project 22160 patrol ship of the Russian fleet in Chornomorsk area, Odesa region on May 12.

Related: Zelensky: There was possibility of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, but escalation stopped

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