Kiev warns Russia that attacks on Ukraine will be costly


Kiev-Ukraine’s foreign minister warned Russia on Thursday that the attack on his country would suffer “political, economic and human losses” and would be too costly.

Russia is strengthening its army near the border with Ukraine, and Kiev, the United States and NATO have expressed concern about the possibility of Russia’s attack. This is a proposal that the Kremlin rejected as false.

“We are not trying to guess what is in it [Russian President Vladimir] “Putin’s head,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in a briefing on television.

“We are working to give him a clear understanding. New attacks on Ukraine are too expensive and should not be done.”

He said Kiev’s main goal was to prevent Russia from taking “more aggressive actions.”

“To do this, Moscow must have a clear understanding of what political, economic and human losses will be incurred in the event of a new phase of aggression,” Kreva said. rice field.

Ukraine’s military intelligence chief told the Military Times outlet this weekend that Russia has gathered more than 92,000 troops around the Ukrainian border and is preparing for an attack by the end of January or early February.

Ukraine, which wants to join NATO’s military alliance, received a large amount of US ammunition and javelin missiles earlier this year, urging criticism from Moscow.

On Tuesday, the Ukrainian Navy received two modified former US Coast Guard patrol boats as part of a $ 2.5 billion support package for Ukraine.

Relations between Ukraine and Russia collapsed in 2014 after Moscow helped the separatists who had risen in eastern Ukraine and ruled the territory that Kiev wanted to regain. Kiev says that about 14,000 people have been killed in battle since then.

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Russia has not turned its back on talks with France, Germany and Ukraine on how to implement a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine.

By Pavel Polityuk