: Russia still plans to occupy Ukraine - defence minister

12:47 May. 21, 2016

Russia still plans to occupy Ukraine - defence minister

Stepan Poltorak, Ukraine's Defence Minister. (UNIAN Photo)

Ukraine's Poltorak warns of further Kremlin's aggression

Russia is strengthening its military positions on its border with Ukraine and is still planning to occupy the neighbouring state.

That's according to Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak who stated, "We clearly notice that Russia is bolstering its army positions on the border with Ukraine. It plans to deploy additional units and military bases on the border with Ukraine."

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"This means first of all that Russia still pursues its aggressive policy towards Ukraine. This means Russia still wants to occupy Ukraine," the Minister added. "This means that every one of us, every one living in Ukraine must not forget the threat that is still here. It exists and I think it will exist."

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