Kiev (AFP) – 02/08/2022. 02:09
Kiev: “There is no need to frighten the Ukrainians with war. We have been fighting this war since 2014.
- Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused Russia on Monday of seeking to “drive a wedge” between his country and its Western allies.
- “There is no need to scare the Ukrainians with war,” Kuleba said. “We have been fighting this war since 2014
- The West accuses Russia of plotting to invade Ukraine, in the east of which since 2014 there has been a war between government forces and pro-Moscow separatists.
Ukraine’s foreign minister accused Dmitro Koleba On Monday, Russia sought to “drive a wedge” between his country and its Western allies, while receiving his German counterpart Annalina Birbock, who is on a visit to Kiev to support her in the current crisis between her and Moscow.
“No one in Russia, no matter how hard they try, will be able to drive a wedge between them,” Kuleba said Ukraine and its partners”.
For its part, Birbock announced that the West has prepared “severe” and “unprecedented” sanctions against Russia that it will impose if its forces invade Ukraine.
“We are also ready to pay, ourselves, an economic price because Ukraine’s security is at stake,” she added.
The West accuses Russia of planning to invade Ukraine, whose east has been witnessing a war since 2014 between government forces and pro-Moscow separatists.
Ukraine does not rule out the risk of a military attack on it, considering that the Kremlin seeks above all to destabilize the internal situation in it.
“There is no need to frighten the Ukrainians with war. We have been fighting this war since 2014. We have been through a lot of ordeals,” Kuleba said.
He added that “Ukraine does not rule out any scenario” and is “prepared for anything,” stressing that “if Russia imposes a new round of armed conflict on us, we will fight.”