Ukraine promises to sink the Russian Black Sea fleet
Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Havrylov promised to recapture Crimea and sink the Russian Black Sea Fleet
According to Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Havrõlov, Ukraine is developing its own anti-ship capabilities and is waiting for long-range weapons from other countries before launching an attack.
The Deputy Minister of Defense confirmed that the Russian troops must pay for their aggression. Havrylov conveyed his thoughts during a visit to the United Kingdom, where Ukrainian soldiers are currently undergoing training.
The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation often fires long-range missiles at Ukrainian cities. Due to the blockade of the Russian fleet, Ukraine cannot export its own grain to the world market.
Havrõlov said that the cleaning of the Black Sea was started with the Snake Island, and sooner or later the Russian Black Sea fleet will also be attacked, as it is inevitable to ensure the security of Ukraine.
In the event that Ukraine gets the corresponding military capability, Ukrainian forces plan to attack Russian warships anywhere in the Black Sea, Havrõlov confirmed.
According to the deputy minister, Ukraine has a firm intention to get Crimea back from Russia. Negotiations are currently underway to agree on whether Ukraine can use Western weapons to attack Russian forces in Crimea.
Russia illegally occupied the Crimean peninsula in 2014
According to Havrõlov, Crimea will be taken back either diplomatically or militarily. According to the deputy minister, Russia must give up Crimea if it wants to continue to exist as a country.
A Ukrainian military official stationed in Odessa previously announced that Russia has already moved several of its naval vessels from the port of Sevastopol in Crimea to the port of Novorossiysk in southern Russia. Another Ukrainian official previously suggested that Ukraine could use US HIMARS multiple-launch missiles against military positions in Crimea.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently warned that if Ukraine attacks Crimea, there will be a "doomsday" style response from Russia. According to Medvedev, the reluctance of Kiev and Western countries to recognize Crimea as part of Russia is a systemic threat.