The Director of the National Institute for strategic studies Volodymyr Horbulin said that Ukraine has become a key state in the confrontation between the West and Russia. He said this in an interview to UKRINFORM.

“As a result of all events that take place in the past two and a half years, Ukraine has become a key state in the confrontation between the West and Russia. In addition, we are involved in a hybrid war with Russia across the spectrum of its manifestations, we were in the center of the hybrid world, which violated virtually all the foundations of the civilized order,” – said said.

According to him, the complexity of hybrid warfare is due to the fact that it has no clear time frame, does not have strictly defined territorial boundaries, which are all used to protect the normal conditions of war in its traditional sense.

“Russia, as the Soviet Union used all its media capabilities in order to deceive Europe and the United States, and the world,” – said said.

He said that Ukraine was not ready information to the hybrid war.

“Information about our situation… We were not psychologically ready here for this kind of war. This is the biggest problem of our country. We are very long lived in conditions of fraternal friendship and love with Russian Federation”, – said Horbulin.

The Director of the National Institute of strategic studies added that hybrid warfare, as such, did not arise in 2014.

“Its individual manifestations were observed before in different countries, in different conflicts. But such a concentration of all military and non-military aspects of hybrid war that ravaged Ukraine in 2014, the world did not know, did not know of this flagrant violation of the elementary norms of civilized life on our globe,” – said said.

July 2, Horbulin said that the survival of Ukraine depends on the willingness for a major war that could unleash the Kremlin.

The DNI and LC – terrorist organizations seized with the support of the Russian Federation of the Donetsk and Lugansk region of Ukraine. Both organizations created, funded and maintained by Russia, where, among other things, the terrorists are getting fighters, trainers, and heavy equipment, weapons, ammunition, and fuel.

Horbulin: Ukraine is the key country in the confrontation between the West and Russia 07.02.2017

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