The threat of Russia’s offensive from the annexed Crimea remains even today, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, Hromadske reports.
"They have concentrated a strong military force in the occupied territory of the Crimea, and it is not only for defense," he said.
According to Turchynov, new offensive means, strategic aviation, and missile systems which can carry and use nuclear weapons, are deployed in the Crimea.
"It is a serious threat. Certainly, such concentration of forces is not needed only for defense. That is why we are analyzing the situation and we also see the danger not only in the north or east, but also in the south – it’s a fact. Accordingly, we should be able and ready to fight back in all directions: from south to north," NSDC Secretary added.
According to Turchynov, in 2017, Ukrainian servicemen advanced more than 10 kilometers into the war zone in the Donbas.