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 Armed Forces will not respond to provocations, Russia will fail to implement scenarios tried and tested in Transnistria and Georgia, Ukraine’s Defense Minister says

The Russian Federation and the militants under its control deliberately organize armed provocations in the ATO area to invite retaliation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

This was stated by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, Censor.NET informs citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"The terrorist groups overseen by the Russian Federation are doing their best to provoke the Armed Forces of Ukraine to violate the Minsk agreements during the last days of the year. But the entire world understands today that the implementation of the Minsk agreements depends solely on terrorist groups and the Russian Federation. Ukraine fulfills all terms in due time... We are ready to defend ourselves, and we will defend ourselves," the minister said at a meeting of Ukraine's National Reform Council in Kyiv on Friday.

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"Every soldier has the right to protect his life, when there is a threat.We will not respond to provocations and Russia will fail to implement scenarios tried and tested in Transnistria and Georgian Ossetia," Stepan Poltorak stressed.

 
 
 
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