The former head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted that if there is no Crimean bridge and the naval base in Sevastopol and other cities of Crimea is liquidated, then the threat to the Ukrainian south will disappear.
Donbass and Crimea are the territory of Ukraine, according to international law. The fact that Russia has declared them its own does not mean anything. The question of the use of weapons against targets in Crimea is obvious.
According to the diplomat, head of the Center for Russian Studies, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Volodymyr Ohryzko during a chat on Glavrede.
He noted that the decision to use weapons is taken by the military.
“I trust our General Staff and its leader, who demonstrates a very reasonable approach to what is happening on the battlefield. From a military point of view, as experts explain, this (a strike on Crimea – ed.) is of fundamental importance, because through the Crimean bridge and the Crimean peninsula, arms are being supplied to the entire Ukrainian occupied south. If there is no Crimean bridge and the naval base in Sevastopol and other cities of Crimea is liquidated, then the threat to the Ukrainian south will disappear. Then Russia will not be able to restrain the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Then the liberation of our southern territories, including Crimea, becomes absolutely realistic,” the expert says.
Ogryzko is sure that such blows must be delivered, and the sooner the better.
“Threats to launch a nuclear strike on Ukraine are coming from Moscow, but I think that even those who stand next to Putin will never allow him to press the nuclear button, because this will mean the end of him and those who are close to him And they, unlike Putin, still really want to live a normal Western life. As for the territory of the Russian Federation… If Russia strikes at the territory of Ukraine, then, excuse me, in a war as in a war. That is, if the Russians can kill thousands innocent people in Ukraine, if they can bomb Ukrainian cities, destroy and wipe them off the face of the earth, if they can bomb hospitals, is that normal? squadron and did not start bombing Ukrainian cities? Why should we put the question in this way? We did not attack Russia, right? Our actions are a defense against aggression. And if we know that there are weapons at some military facility that are used by It is against Ukraine that missile systems or aircraft are based at some military facility, we have an absolute right, enshrined in Article 51 of the UN Charter, to self-defense,” says Ohryzko.
As a result, the expert notes, delivering such strikes on the territory of the Russian Federation is not an attack on a foreign state – it is a defense against an attack by this state.
“I would advise you to read the resolution of the UN General Assembly “Definition of Aggression”, adopted back in 1974. It contains seven definitions of aggression. Everything that Russia does seems to be written off from this resolution. Therefore, we have the full right to self-defense, eh, consequently, and strike at the territory of the enemy so that he does not attack us anymore,” summed up Ohryzko.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 16, Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, said that the Crimean Bridge was destined for the fate of “Boyko’s towers.”
After that, State Duma deputy from the “Crimean region” Mikhail Sheremet threatened a “crushing blow” to Kyiv if Ukraine attacks the Crimean bridge.