Russia has responded to the statement by the Ukrainian General about «the great war»

© AFP 2018 / Aleksey FilippovУкраинский soldier on Board a patrol boat in the port of Mariupol. Archival photoRussia has responded to the statement by the Ukrainian General about «the great war»© AFP 2018 / Aleksey Filippov

. The Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense and security Yuri Svitkin commented on the statement by the former Deputy head of the General staff of VSU the General-the Lieutenant of a stock of Igor Romanenko about the possibility of war between Russia and Ukraine.

Earlier Romanenko in his article wrote that the closure of Russia the sea of Azov to Ukrainian courts may lead to the «great war» between the two countries. He stressed that the Western States will not provide military assistance to Kiev and limited economic and diplomatic support.

Svitkin called such statements irresponsible and bound them with the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. He stressed that the imposition of a confrontational agenda Kiev should alert the Ukrainian people.

«We always adhere to the respect for international law, in strict compliance with the national interests of our state. And if the Ukrainian authorities violate them today, involved in Maritime terrorism, that we overlook that we will not», — quotes the statement Svitkina RT.

The MP also did not rule out the possibility of overlap Asoskova sea for Ukrainian courts.

In the Federation Council, also left a statement, ex-General of the APU, without attention. Senator Sergei Tsekov called outrageous statement Romanenko.

«These people do not think about the words that are said. These statements are not served by Ukrainian people, and other countries, primarily the United States, because there are very would like continue the power escalation of the situation between Ukraine and Russia. We have no reason for such statements and the more action they gave. All Russia’s actions are carried out exclusively in the framework of international law», — quotes the Senator RT.

Tsekov said that the worsening situation is the only way for the ruling Ukrainian elite to stay in power. The second recipient of benefits from the escalation of tensions, he called US, for which Ukraine can serve as a springboard for conflict with Russia.

In August in Kherson port the Ukrainian authorities detained a Russian tanker «Mekhanik Pogodin».

In Moscow the action of Kiev called «Maritime terrorism» and responded by increasing border inspections in his part of the Azov sea. Then the Ukrainian border guards said that the Russians «have begun a strict policy of detention and inspection of ships». While the Crimean border guard service stated that it conducts audits in accordance with international law of the sea and had not received complaints from shipowners, and the Ukrainian foreign Ministry admitted that Russian border guards do not violate the protocols during the inspection.

Also this week, the Ukrainian authorities have detained 15 vessels for alleged illegal entry into the Crimean ports. Senator Franz Klintsevich called Kiev’s actions a «clear outrage» and said that in response Russia may block the sea of Azov to Ukrainian boats.Russia has responded to the statement by the Ukrainian General about «the great war»© Vitaly Pedicellate territory

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