Turchynov: anti-aircraft missiles during military exercises near the Crimea was the target

Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that the anti-aircraft missile during exercises near the Crimea was the target. According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this on the occasion of the presentation of the standard to the battalion operational purpose of National guard of them. Hero of Ukraine major General Serhiy Kulchytsky.

Poroshenko about the threats to Russia because of the missile target practice: no one can stop us, all according to international law
Avakov: Ukraine is in a situation where it cannot be intimidated

«Today, despite the hysterical Russia, threats to use missiles against us, we had military exercises with test launches of missiles of average range. And importantly, we did it according to the approved plan, at a predetermined time and publicly stated. The rockets hit the intended target,» — said Turchinov.

According to him, this is a very serious step, which made Ukraine because of «Russian agents, crooked executives, who previously headed the defense Ministry deliberately destroyed air defense».

«Missiles that we have experienced, can accurately hit both air and surface targets. They reaffirmed their combat characteristics, and implemented a program of tests. We made a major step towards the restoration of air, air protect our country», — assured Turchinov.

Poroshenko about the threats to Russia because of the missile target practice: no one can stop us, all according to international law

Ukraine will carry out all scheduled tests despite threats from the Russian Federation, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«Now it is our responsibility to build the air defense of Kiev and all Ukraine, and nobody can stop us, and we will act in the interests of safety of the Ukrainian people, the Ukrainian state,» the President said at the ceremony of the standard to the battalion operational purpose of the military unit 3066 North operational-territorial Association of National guard of Ukraine in Kiev, Thursday, December 1.

The head of state stressed that the event fully complies with the Ukrainian and international legislation.

«I want to emphasize that startups happen in the airspace of Ukraine, in the open sea, in full accordance with international law. Air shooting are, regardless of any statements made by the Moscow», — said Poroshenko.

He stressed: «the Only reason that makes us to carry out the exercise, is the need to be constantly ready for full-scale invasion on the part of our aggressive neighbor».

Poroshenko said that in the framework of the exercise of Air forces of Armed forces of Ukraine in the South of Ukraine on Thursday held the first successful missile launches.

«Already first reports about successful launches, carried out this morning. In the exercise involved combat and transport aircraft units anti-aircraft missile and Radiotechnical troops,» — said Poroshenko.

In turn, Turchynov said that the task of the educational firing SAM – to be ready to repel any provocations.

«Our goal is to ensure the defence of our state and our task is to be ready to repel any provocation. Precisely this issue of testing missiles that can hit both air and surface targets», — he said.

The NSDC Secretary has promised that the video recording of the tests will be published upon completion.

Avakov: Ukraine is in a situation where it cannot be intimidated

The Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov said that Ukraine is in a situation where it cannot be intimidated. He said this to journalists, commenting on missile threats, the Russian Federation.

«Because such a regime (now in Russia — ed.). They think they still can scare us. We are in a situation where it is impossible to scare us already. And I think that Ukrainians will always protect itself. It’s just bullying and sabre-rattling because the Western world is in a transition period. Now (supposedly) we will spanam, and staring, all frightened and give us the Ukraine. No,» — said Avakov.

«Ukraine exists independently of ideas about Russia. Ukraine has the right and should think about themselves and their safety, so deeply do not care what people think about her Russian generals, being on the occupied territory of the Crimea», — said Avakov.

He noted that the Armed forces of Ukraine are doing everything right under the leadership of President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary of the NSDC Oleksandr Turchynov.

«To do the test. Armed – so strong», — said Avakov.

As reported today, December 1, in the South of Ukraine began teaching Air force Voorujennyh forces of Ukraine, during which will be carried out aerial firing.

Earlier, Russia threatened missile strike in the case of Ukraine’s missile firings near the temporarily occupied Crimea.

In response, the Secretary Soveta national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has asked the Russian Federation not to panic over the missile firings Ukraine. He stressed that the missile tests Ukraine will hold under all international obligations and treaties in its sovereign airspace.

November 30, the press Secretary of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on ATO Andrei Lysenko said that threats cannot stop the plans of Ukraine concerning military exercises.

In turn, the Deputy Minister of defence of Ukraine — chief of staff Colonel-General Alexander Dublyany on the eve of the trials did not answer the question, I would cancel Ukraine firing in connection with the alleged threats to Russia.

«Now, now, this question can not answer because the timing of the firings defined on December 1-2,» — said Dublyany.




Turchynov: anti-aircraft missiles during military exercises near the Crimea was the target 01.12.2016

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