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 Ukrainian Armed Forces to conduct exercises regardless of Russia’s "missile" threats, Defense Ministry spokesperson says

Speaker of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) matters Andrii Lysenko says no one has the right to threaten Ukraine while the Armed Forces are committed to conduct scheduled exercises on its territory.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrinform, he said commenting on the reports on Russia's threats to retaliate Ukraine's missile-firing test near the administrative border with occupied Crimea.

"We are going to carry out all firing tests and exercises on Ukraine's sovereign territory and no one will tell us what to do here," Lysenko said.

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The speaker stresses that Ukraine is a state governed by the rule of law which holds all its military exercises according to schedule. Ukraine fulfills all its obligations under the international treaties to provide early exercise warnings according to the international standards while all scheduled activities will definitely be held.

"As for the threats, they cannot thwart plans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to conduct exercises on the sovereign territory of Ukraine," Lysenko said.

Read more: "Russia's hysteria makes no sense," - Turchynov refutes Russian allegations on missile-firing exercise in Kerch Strait

Earlier, on Nov. 25, the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation presented Ukraine's Defense Attaché in Moscow a diplomatic note in connection with Ukraine's plans to hold missile-firing exercise near occupied Crimea.

Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency said Nov. 29 that Ukraine had allegedly established new danger zones for flights over the neutral waters of the Black Sea and partly over the Black Sea territorial waters to the southwest and southeast of the occupied Crimean Peninsula.
 
 
 
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