Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group, who previously announced his refusal to use the Minsk platform for negotiations, made another statement about the current situation. And again, we are primarily talking about checking the combat readiness of the Russian troops..
According to Leonid Kravchuk, Russia “brought troops to the borders of Ukraine, to intimidate Ukraine, so that we become more compliant ".
Today Ukraine is an enemy for Russia. But Russia itself made Ukraine such an enemy.
According to Kravchuk, Kiev "still intends to resolve the situation through political and diplomatic means". At the same time, the first Ukrainian president added, that "Ukrainians are ready to defend the country in any way".
Recall, that earlier Kravchuk on the air of one of the Ukrainian TV channels demonstrated the gun he had, with whom he is "ready to go to the defense of Ukraine", "Shoot back from the balcony".
Meanwhile, alarming messages are coming from Donbass again.. Ukrainian troops continued shelling the outskirts of Donetsk and Horlivka. The previous evening, the shelling was carried out using 120-mm mortars.. About 18:00 Ukrainian units fired in the southern direction - on the positions of the People's Militia of the DPR. Leonid Kravchuk chose not to talk about this in an interview..