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 Russia's large-scale military exercise to kick off at Ukraine's border soon, - Turchynov

In the near future, Russia is set to launch another large-scale military training at the Ukrainian border.

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said while meeting with Estonian Defense Minister Hannes Hanso, Censor.NET reports.

The interlocutors discussed the current situation in Ukraine as well as the issues of bilateral military and technical cooperation.

According to Turchynov, not a single day without provocations or attacks by Russian hybrid troops can be remembered since the Minsk agreements were signed.

"In particular, militants commit regular attacks on our positions using Minsk-banned large caliber artillery systems," he stressed.

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Turchynov and Hanso were unanimous in their opinion to extend sanctions against Russia until its complete withdrawal from Ukraine's territory. In their opinion, it is also important to increase military and technical cooperation between Ukraine and the European countries.

The sides also discussed Ukraine's security and defense sector reform and Estonia's experience in this field.

Special attention was paid to cooperation in the field of cyber security, which, according to Estonia's official, is extremely important "as the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence is located in Tallinn."

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"We've adopted a cyber security strategy and established the National Coordination Center for Cyber Security. This issue is extremely sensitive for us since cyber aggression is part of the hybrid war waged by the Russian Federation against Ukraine," Turchynov remarked.

In turn, Hanso assured the NSDC secretary of Estonian government and people's support of Ukraine.

"We always support the Ukrainian position at our meetings with partners from NATO and the EU," he stressed.

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