“Iskander” on the border: Poltorak explained, why Russia needed a provocation in the Kerch Strait

«Искандеры» на границе: Полторак объяснил, зачем РФ была нужна провокация в Керченском проливе

The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that the Russian Federation purposefully deployed near the border with Ukraine missile complexes “Iskander”, which can carry nuclear warheads. He said this during the final meeting with military attaches of foreign countries, said the Minister on his page in Facebook.

“Why do they put rocket complexes “Iskander” near our borders, significantly increasing the likely radius of our territory? Now we are seeing a huge amount of accumulated Russian weapons on our border”, — said the Minister.

According to Poltorak, the provocation in the Kerch Strait needed the Russians to further the implementation of open aggression against Ukraine. Therefore, the Minister believes that the introduction in some regions, the military situation in a fairly soft formula is an adequate response to currently existing threats to Ukrainian statehood.

Recall, November 26, the Verkhovna Rada voted for the introduction of martial law for a period of 30 days in Vinnytsia, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Kherson regions, this also applies to the internal waters of the Azov-Kerch water area.

As previously reported “FACTS”, the Russians increased their troops in three battalions of combat teams, including those introduced to the battalions that participated in the aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2015. Over the past two months the number of tanks increased to 300 units. At the same time, the military situation will allow to strengthen the Ukrainian army with military equipment.

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