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 Ukraine to inform international community about threat of Russia's missile strike, - Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is set to inform the international community about Russia's threats to deliver a missile attack on Ukrainian military facilities.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mariana Betsa said it on air of 112 Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.

"The Russian side said in its notes that Ukraine allegedly violates the sovereignty of the Russian Federation, international law, poses a threat to international aviation security, and voiced warnings against Ukraine.

"In fact, Russia is manipulating the information. All missile tests, exercises are carried out in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and international law within Ukraine's internationally recognized borders. All these control flight tests are conducted in line with the Chicago Convention on international civil aviation of 1944, within Ukraine's land, sea and air space which is under the sovereignty of Ukraine. We will inform the international community about Russia's blatant threat to use military force against the Ukrainian army," Betsa said.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has already prepared a note of protest and will shortly send it to the Russian side, she added.

Read more: Missile tests to be conducted as scheduled despite Russia's threats, - Turchynov

Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister Oleksandr Dublian admitted that Russia might implement its threat to launch a missile strike against Ukraine in case it conducts missile tests over the Black Sea on Dec. 1-2.

He stressed that Ukraine is going to conduct the exercises in accordance with all international norms, which may indicate that the MoD will not cancel its plans.

Defense Ministry spokesman on anti-terrorist operation (ATO) matters Andrii Lysenko said Ukraine will not postpone the exercises.

Read more: Russia threatens to defeat Ukrainian missiles, attack launchers in case of exercise near occupied Crimea, - media
 
 
 
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