Oleksandr Turchynov: Only powerful modern deterrent weapons can stop an aggressive nuclear country from a large-scale invasion"In today's world, everyone has to rely on his own strength. The weak ones are set at defiance, they are instructed and used! Only strong Ukraine can force to respect itself and reckon with its national interests! We must build such Ukraine together", - Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said in an interview with "Gordon" online newspaper.
Mr. Turchynov stated that nuclear disarmament "was our historical mistake". "Those security guarantees are not worth the paper they were written on", - he stressed.
Mr. Turchynov explained that while our country has not become a member of NATO, we should rely only on our own strength. "What can stop an aggressive nuclear country from a large-scale invasion? Only powerful modern deterrent weapons are capable of hitting the enemy at any distance, - he emphasized. - To my conviction, this task must be resolved as a matter of priority. And no one in the world has any moral or legal right to disagree with this position".
The text of the interview can be accessed at the following link: http://gordonua.com/ukr/publications/turchinov-koly-pochalysia-zakhoplennia-nashykh-chastyn-ya-namahavsia-na-vertoloti-vyletity-do-krymu-shchob-orhanizuvaty-oboronu-aerodromu-mene-vtrymav-avakov-239748.html