(MENAFN) Oleksiy Reznikov, Ukraine’s Defense Minister, reported that Ukraine’s intelligence is studying various situations for a probable huge conquest by Russia, stated a Ukrinform reporter in reference to the minister’s statement in the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, Dec. 3.
Reznikov mentioned, “Our intelligence is analyzing all scenarios, including the worst-case scenario. It says that there is a possibility of large-scale escalation by Russia. The most probable time when [Russia] is ready for escalation will be the end of January.”
Simultaneously, the minister highlighted the possibility of this situation, and the essential goal now is to stop that from becoming a reality.
The minister declared, “The better we work - alone and together with our partners - the less the risk of escalation. The way is to make the price of possible escalation unacceptable for the aggressor. Ukraine is most interested in the political and diplomatic scenario of the settlement. In principle, there can be no forceful provocations on our part. At the same time, the way to 'pacify the aggressor' is not being considered. If necessary, Ukraine will fight back.”
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