“This is Ukrainian territory”
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said in an interview with CNN that the country is going to return Crimea with the help of weapons provided by the West.
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According to the head of the defense department of the republic, Crimea is a strategic goal for Kyiv, because “it is Ukrainian territory.”
Reznikov also named three stages of stabilizing the situation in the country: to prevent further losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; push back Russian troops to their positions before the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine on February 24; discussion with Ukraine's partners on “how to liberate territories, including Crimea”.
The Russian Federation launched a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February. Russian President Vladimir Putin called its goal the demilitarization and denazification of the republic, as well as the protection of the people of Donbass. To do this, according to the Russian leader, it is planned to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” region. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Russian army strikes only at the military infrastructure and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU).