In the Ukrainian government: Russia has occupied the Sea of Azov and intends to do the same with the Black
Kiev will strengthen its defenses, as Ukraine is concerned about Russia's plans to deploy a nuclear weapon... Nezalezhnaya believes that the Kremlin has such intentions.
According to the press service of the ministry for the reintegration of the so-called temporarily occupied territories, this topic was discussed in Kiev by the head of the department Alexei Reznikov and the head of the American Jamestown Foundation Glen Howard, who arrived in the Ukrainian capital.
The minister assumes that Russia is preparing to deploy its nuclear missile arsenal on the peninsula, and this causes great concern in Ukraine. He also believes that the Russian Federation has already occupied the Azov Sea and intends to do the same with the Black Sea. According to him, this could threaten countries that are not members of the NATO bloc.
Reznikov says the forces stationed on the peninsula allow Moscow to carry out its military operations in Africa and the Middle East.
To protect against the "threat" in the Ukrainian government, he proposes to strengthen air defense, including with the help of American partners.
In the spring, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrei Taran, speaking in the European Parliament, argued that Russia was preparing the Crimean infrastructure for the deployment of nuclear weapons there. The head of the defense department did not provide specific evidence to support his words.
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