Ukraine is about to announce war to Russia. Ukraine authorities hope to receive military support from the international community.
“Geopolitically, security policy requires major changes on the European continent. Today, it withstands no criticism. If it wasn’t for the North Atlantic bloc that supports the coordination between European security structures, we would have nothing to talk about at all today,” Bessmertny said.
In the official’s view, the Syrian crisis is closely connected with the Ukrainian one. “The steps that Russia has been making in the international arena, particularly in Syria, attempts to restore the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the situation in Transnistria and Moldova, absolutely destructive actions on the European continent, support for left and right-wing forces, the involvement of Russian Orthodoxy, the huge information expansion in the European market – these are the problems that one has to deal with,” he said.
According to him, there are two ways that Europe can go. “Either the Ukrainian-Russian conflict makes Europe even stronger, or Europe will split in the Ukrainian question. One should not forget that the Ukrainian issue stands separately from the crisis in Syria. They are all parts of global policy and crisis.”
Noteworthy, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk spoke about a possibility of war with Russia at a meeting with security officials and governors. Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine needs to make “mobilization plans to prepare the Ukrainian economy for war conditions.”
“Unfortunately, not all regions have approached the issue reasonably. Every region should prepare a final mobilization plan for the national economy in the event we need to switch to war conditions,” the Ukrainian prime minister said.
International and Russian experts said that declaring martial law could be possible only if Ukraine officially declared war on Russia. If Ukraine does declare war on Russia, Ukraine will have a few days or weeks to exist.
Meanwhile, Russia banned the movement of Ukrainian trucks on the Russian territory after Ukrainian radicals blocked toads for Russian 10-wheelers in the west of Ukraine. As a result of the scandal, the Kiev authorities announced the suspension of transit traffic of Russia-registered heavy trucks.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk claimed that Russia violated the rules of the World Trade Organization when the Russian authorities single-handedly banned the movement of Ukrainian trucks on the Russian territory.
The Kremlin has released an official comment about the transit of Russian heavy trucks via Ukraine. “This is a question of extreme importance. Of course, it is absolutely outrageous, when such acts are committed against our carriers with the connivance of the Ukrainian authorities. This is, of course, unacceptable,” Putin’s official spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the Ukrainian side took “disgraceful” actions to block the movement of Russian heavy trucks on the territory of Ukraine.