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 Turchynov: Putin is planning escalation of situation and disruption of Minsk accords

Vladimir Putin's statements on the alleged Ukraine's terror unleashed against Russia and the unforgivingness of the Russians indicate that the Kremlin is gradually preparing for an escalation of the situation and frustration of the Minsk agreements.

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said in his commentary to Censor.NET.

"Crimea was, is and will be part of the territory of Ukraine, albeit temporarily occupied by Russian aggressors," Turchynov said.

According to him, Putin's statements that followed hysterical and false allegations by Russia's FSB suggest "that Russia is preparing for an escalation of the situation and frustration of the Minsk agreements."

"For the sake of further escalation of the conflict, Putin came up with nothing better than a cheap theatrical performance by the FSB, involving the use of improvised explosive devices," the NSDC secretary noted.

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"As for the terror mentioned by the Russian president, the total terror, cynical violation of human rights and mass murder is what the Russian-occupied territories of the Donbas and Crimea undergo," Turchynov concluded.

On Aug. 10, the FSB released an official statement about averted terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea "prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD in order to target critical life-supporting and infrastructure facilities inside the peninsula."

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The Ukrainian MoD has refuted the FSB's allegations on the involvement of Ukraine's intelligence in subversive activities in Crimea and called them an attempt of the Russian Federation to justify its aggression in the territory of the annexed peninsula.
 
 
 
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