Secretary of the national security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov claims that in the near future Moscow will start another large-scale military exercises near the Ukrainian border. About this Turchinov said during a meeting with the Minister of defence of Estonia by Hannes Hanso, the press service of the NSDC.
According to Turchynov, from the start of the Minsk-2 not a day passed without provocations and attacks from the hybrid of the Russian army.
Turchynov and the Minister of defence of Estonia discussed the reform of the security sector and defense of Ukraine, as well as the Estonian experience in this field. In turn, Hanso assured the NSDC Secretary in support of the government and people of Estonia.
On 17 August, the situation in the ATO zone deteriorated sharply, the Russian occupation troops 96 times opened fire on positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces, including heavy artillery. In addition, in the occupied Crimea and on the Eastern border of Ukraine recorded the movement of military equipment of the Russian army.
On August 18, President Petro Poroshenko has declared that does not exclude the announcement of the mobilization and introduction of martial law in case of aggravation of the situation in the ATO zone and Crimea.
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