According to him, at first, such a transition can occur "through the supply of equipment, and then with the assistance of NATO military units." "The matter is very serious indeed - [it is the matter] the conflict in the east of Ukraine escalating into the third world war. This is why the diplomats and NATO countries are so cautious, picking out the last chance of common sense from the dried up brain of the Russian dictator," Avakov wrote.
According to him, Europe "has really no alternative - either stop Putin now or let things slide under the pretense of compromise and know for a fact that tomorrow the same thing will be happening [in their countries] as are happening in Ukraine now." "And 'tomorrow' will not be figurative but [it means] in the nearest future. And the relapse is tougher," the head of the Interior Ministry noted.
"Europe and the United States must and will be forced to move from a policy of detachment in military matters to the full-scale military-technical assistance to Ukraine. First, through the supply of equipment, and then with the assistance of NATO military units," Avakov stated.