Hybrid war in Ukraine: Ukraine says it refuses to fight against Russia in Crimea – Express

15:08 Aug. 18, 2016

Ukraine says it refuses to fight against Russia in Crimea – Express

Natali Galibarenko and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, 2014 (UNIAN Photo)

Ukraine's ambassador to Britain has claimed the war-ravaged nation will not be tempted into a bloody war with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula.

Natalia Galibarenko declared that instead of a "fight" her country will win over people in the region creating a "success story".

Ms Galibarenko's comments come as security experts have warned Crimea could descend into a bloody war within a week amid rising tensions which could escalate during celebrations to mark Ukraine's independence day on August 24.

Both Russia and Ukraine have been urged to reduce tensions in the region as fears grow that Vladimir Putin's army could become involved in a bloody conflict with the West if they decide to wage war over the Black Sea peninsula, which was annexed in 2014.

However, Ukraine's UK ambassador rebuked claims her country will enter into a war with Russia and instead aims to win over hearts and minds with positivity.

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