The other day the new military doctrine approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was adopted with the wording that Russia is an aggressor country. The fact that the document is approved was announced by the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk being on an official visit to Odessa, Joinfo.ua reports.
The Prime Minister Yatsenyuk traveled to Odessa to inaugurate the military exercises Sea Breeze to be held in collaboration with NATO, which, as mentioned earlier, will be the most ambitious in the history of this cooperation. According to Yatsenyuk, the joint Ukrainian-American exercises will help strengthen security in the Black Sea region. Especially this issue is acute after Russia had annexed and occupied Crimea.
After the opening of the exercises, the students of the Odessa Military Academy took the oath.
And during the oath Yatsenyuk, as if unintentionally, said that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine had adopted the military doctrine recognizing Russia an aggressor country.
“For the first time in the history of independence the project of the doctrine clearly defines that the Russian Federation is the enemy and the aggressor, and for our country to be able to defend itself, we need to fully modernize the armed forces, including naval forces of Ukraine,” said the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Apart from Yatsenyuk, the exercises were opened by the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
“It is a temporary home for the Ukrainian Navy in Odessa, because the United States will never recognize the illegal occupation and annexation of Crimea. We are determined to stand with the people of Ukraine,” said U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
Watch the opening of the exercises and students taking the oath in the video of the TV channel 24.