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Response to Russia must be Tightened Sanctions, says Minister of Defense of Ukraine Reznikov

By Liza Mchedlidze
Monday, June 27, 2022
Russian terrorists have once again committed war crimes -rocket attacks on peaceful cities in Ukraine, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, regarding the recent attack on Kiev.

“The insidious nature of these attacks is underscored by the fact that they are carried out from the depths of the territory of the Russian Federation, the territory of Belarus or the waters of the Caspian and Black Seas,” Reznikov said.

He stated that this is a strategic challenge for the security of the whole of Europe and a quick response to this challenge should consist of two parts.

“The first part is the tightening of sanctions. This is necessary in order for Russia to be able to produce and maintain high-tech weapons that contain many of the components supplied by NATO countries. The second part is the rapid deployment of effective air / missile defense systems in Ukraine. This is an additional 500 - 1000 km of security for each European city.

“This is a very clear and logical step that should be taken into account in the NATO strategy,” said the head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

Reznikov also noted that the condition for a dialogue on the resumption of relations between Russia and the civilized world should be the demilitarization of at least a European part of the terrorist state.

“The long-term answer is just as obvious. The demilitarization of at least part of the European part of the terrorist state should become a condition for dialogue on the resumption of relations between Russia and the civilized world,” Reznikov said.