Oleksandr Turchynov: Russia is not going to cease its external aggression
Today's decision of the Russian Federation Council permitting the use of armed forces of Russian Federation overseas indicates that Putin is not going to stop his external aggression. This was stated by NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov in his comment.
He reminded that Russia adopts such a decision not for the first time, "but, as always, it is done blasphemously, merely as a political cover for the crimes already initiated". "In so doing, Russian aggression in Crimea began on the night of February 27 with the capturing of parliament in Simferopol by the special unit of the GRU of General Staff of the Russian Federation, but the decision to allow sending troops to the territory of Ukraine, Russia has adopted a few days after that, on March 1", - Oleksandr Turchynov said, adding that the same thing is going on now with the operation in Syria.
NSDC Secretary stressed that Russian soldiers and aircrafts have been engaged in a war on the side dictatorial regime of Assad for over a month already. "And today, providing political cover for his actions, Putin behind closed doors has dragged this decision through the Federation Council", - he stated.
At the same time, Oleksandr Turchynov drew attention to the fact that this document is being concealed. "It was adopted behind closed doors and its text wasn't published. Therefore, we can assume that there are no limitations in it only with the Syrian territory and any country may be at risk", - NSDC Secretary emphasized. "This is another evidence that Russia is not going to cease its external aggression and remains one of the main military and terrorist threats to the international community", - he concluded.