Deputy Minister of defense Alexander Dublyany admitted that Russia can implement its threat to launch a missile attack in the event of Ukraine’s planned missile firing exercises over the Black sea on December 1-2. About this Dublyany declared in the comment “Ukrainian news”.
“Judging from their actions over the years, they (Russia – ed.) you can expect a lot of bad and negative”, – said the Deputy Minister.
At the same time he said that Ukraine planned the shooting in accordance with all international standards, which may mean that his the defense Ministry did not refuse.
“I repeat, we do not violate any international norms including during the conduct of these firings,” said Dublyany.
To a direct question, cancel whether Ukraine planned the shooting, he did not answer, the newspaper notes.
He also says that the end in the MOU needs to get some “official information”, possibly from the Russian side.
As reported, Russia threatened missile strike in the case of the Ukraine military exercises near the Crimea. The warning contained in the letter of the Ministry of defense of Russia, addressed to the military attaché at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation. As reported in the Kremlin, the situation is monitored personally by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
In response, the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that the sovereign airspace of the Russian Federation in the Black sea ends up in the middle of the Kerch Strait, and there is Ukraine to carry out missile tests is not going to.
On November 26, the General staff announced plans to conduct exercises of the Air force air force in the period from 1 to 2 December 2016 in the southern part of Ukraine.