Poroshenko: Russia Fabricated Terror Attacks in Crimea to Threaten Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko said that Russian statements blaming the Ukrainian military for ‘attempts to perform terror attacks’ in Crimea were fantasy in a statement published on Wednesday night, August 10.
"Coming from Russia, blaming Ukraine for terrorism in the occupied Crimea is as pointless and cynical as the statements of the heads of the Russian state about the absence of the Russian military in Donbas," the President said. "This fantasy is just a pretext for further military threats against Ukraine."
Poroshenko said that Ukraine condemns terrorism in its all manifestations and forms and rejects the practice of resorting to terror to end the occupation of Crimea. "It is Russia that has been generously funding and supporting terrorism in Ukraine for a long time, having made it into a state policy — in the occupied parts of Donbas, in the annexed Crimea, in the style of the 1930s," he said.
The Ukrainian President called on the Russian authorities to focus on observing fundamental international laws, namely respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states and human rights, and implement the Minsk Agreements, including using the mechanisms of the Normandy format.
On Wednesday, the FSB accused Ukraine of two attempted subversive attacks in Crimea on 8 August which were ‘stopped by the special forces of Russia.’ The Defense Ministry of Ukraine said that such a statement by the FSB was nothing more than an attempt to justify reshuffling and aggressive Russian military actions on the peninsula.
Source: Ukrayinska Pravda