It is no longer a matter of surprise in Ukraine to what extent the Russian diplomacy has transformed into an instrument of Kremlin lies, blaming Ukraine in “preparing provocations”.
However, this is yet another information operation. In fact, it is Russia that stationed 80 thousand ready for action troops and “Iskander” missile systems on the borders of Ukraine, and deployed to Crimea 100 Su-27 and Su-30 bombers of new modification capable to operate all across the depth of the Black Sea region and almost the entire territory of Ukraine. In the last two months alone, the number of Russian tanks on our border increased by 300 pieces.
On 25 November 2018 Moscow committed the overt acts of armed aggression near the Kerch Strait and in the Black Sea.
Now Minister Lavrov intimidates Ukraine and international community by “provocations”, looking for a propaganda and diplomatic disguise for Russian militarization of the occupied Crimea, Donbas and deployment of its offensive capabilities on the borders of Ukraine.
Today this yet another lie by Russia will be refuted by the adoption of the UN GA resolution “The problem of militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine), as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov”.
The sovereignty of Ukraine over Crimea and Donbas will be restored by politico-diplomatic instruments and international law, not by military means.