December 14, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– Novorosinform, translated by Tom Winter –
According to Oleksandr Turchinov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Russian Federation is creating a strong military infrastructure along the border with Ukraine and can launch large-scale military operations against the country “at any moment.” He said this at a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO commission at the level of the ambassadors of the member countries of the Alliance and with the participation of NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“Russia is creating a powerful military infrastructure along the border with Ukraine and can launch large-scale military operations against our state on orders from the Kremlin at any time, and Putin’s decision will not depend on Ukraine’s actions. On the contrary, the domestic political situation in Russia is a much more important factor for the beginning of Russia’s foreign and military adventures” he said.
Turchynov added that such a threat is growing for NATO member states.
He also noted that Russia “is methodically turning the Crimea into a powerful military base,” and during the “bloody war in the Donbass” more than 10,300 people were killed, of whom more than 2,500 civilians and more than 200 children.
“The peaceful cities of Ukraine are getting transformed by the Russians into a testing range for modern types of military equipment and weapons,” Turchinov also stressed.
The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council also added that Russia allegedly deployed a powerful military force in the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic, which is part of the 8th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces.
We recall, the other day the head of the occupation-administration of the “Donetsk region” Pavlo Zhebrivsky said that in case of a military offensive on the republics of Donbass, Ukraine will lose international support and will be forced to fight with Russia with all the ensuing consequences.