Arseniy Yatsenyuk: If Russian Federation does not stop the intervention, Ukrainian army will use force

By Dmytro Shynkaruk
March 6, 2014 4:49 pm UNN
Translated by Voices of Ukraine


Ukrainian army will use force if the military intervention by foreign armed forces continues. Ukrianian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced this during the press conference in Brussels, reports UNN.

“In case of further escalation and military intervention onto the territory of Ukraine by foreign armed forces, the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian army will act in accordance with the Constitution and law. We are ready to defend our country,” – he said.

Read more: Former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine talks about Crimea: Ukraine is practically at war

Also, the Ukrainian Prime Minister noted that Russia has repeatedly been provoking Ukraine to use force, since Ukrainian authorities believe that the conflict can be resolved peacefully.

“We have been repeatedly provoked to use our military force. We refrained from using force, since it was clear that this is a typical scenario developed by Russia. We still believe that it [the situation in Crimea] can be resolved peacefully,” – said Arseniy Yatseniuk.

As a reminder, Russia practically committed an act of aggression against Ukraine under the guise of so-called urgent comprehensive checks of combat readiness of their troops, when military units of the Russian federation in ummarked uniforms started blocking military units of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Crimea without any explanation from the Russian government.

As of March 6, 2014 Ukrainian Navy units and subdivisions in Crimea remain under blockade: pro-Russian radicals cut off their lights, water, and block entrances and exits to the military units.

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1 Response to Arseniy Yatsenyuk: If Russian Federation does not stop the intervention, Ukrainian army will use force

  1. rovitot says:

    Reblogged this on rovitothis201 and commented:
    The line between provocation and defense against secession is a thin one at best…

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