President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko commented Russia’s accusations that Ukraine launched terror attacks in the occupied Crimea in a statement published on the presidential site, Joinfo.ua reports.
“These fantasies pursue the only goal: a pretext for more military threats against Ukraine,” said President Poroshenko.
“Ukraine resolutely condemns terrorism in all its forms and shapes. We would never ever use terror to de-occupy Crimea. Russia provides money and arms to support terrorism in Ukraine. It became a state-led policy on the occupied areas of Crimea and eastern Ukraine that resembles the Soviet Great Terror. Russia will fail to undermine Ukraine’s reputation on the international arena and press for lifting sanctions with such provocative acts,” the President said.
“I urge Russian authorities to honor the international law, especially respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity of states and human rights. I expect Russia will implement security clauses of Minsk accords including via Normandy Four procedures,” Ukraine’s President emphasized. “Ukraine is devoted to restore its sovereignty and territorial integrity exclusively through political and diplomatic means. That includes de-occupation of Crimea.”
It should be recalled that on Wednesday, the Russian FSB has said it prevented terrorist attacks in Crimea prepared by the Ukrainian intelligence.
Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) has rejected the statement by the Russian FSB about the deployment of Ukrainian saboteurs to Russia-occupied Crimea.