Former Prime Minister of Ukraine and the representative of Kiev in the trilateral contact group in Minsk Yevhen Marchuk said that the Russian army can not afford to break land corridor to the Crimea. In his opinion, Moscow in this case will suffer “huge losses”.
Photo: Yevhen Marchuk
The corresponding statement Marchuk made in an interview with “hromadske TV”. “Not strikes. We have already done so much and such that will not penetrate (land corridor) or put it half a million soldiers,” he said.
In late may, Deputy Secretary of Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine Mykhailo Koval accused Moscow preparing to seize land corridor to the Peninsula. Also the Kremlin’s alleged plans to launch an offensive in the Donbass and enter the administrative border of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Earlier, the speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin said that if the Russian army had to fight with the army similar to the Ukrainian, this conflict would last no more than four days and ended with the defeat of the enemy.