Vice-speaker of the State Council of Crimea Remzi Ilyasov said that the emergence of the Ukrainian saboteurs on the territory of the Peninsula should not be viewed as an unspoken Declaration of war.
“In accordance with the UN resolution on the definition of aggression, all of this is an act of aggression, and considering that for this attempted sabotage attempt of state terrorism is the Ministry of defense of Ukraine, it can be regarded essentially as a Declaration of war” — quoted Ilyasova RIA Novosti. He added that Russia reserves the right to retaliate under national military doctrine.
Previously, the Federal security service stated that it failed to prevent in the Crimea, acts of terrorism, prepared by the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine. The FSB reported that the group of saboteurs was discovered in the city of Armyansk on the night of 6 to 7 August. During the RAID, said the Department, was killed FSB officer and another soldier, and the place of its carrying out the Russian security forces found 20 improvised explosive devices with total capacity of more than 40 kg of TNT, ammunition and special means of initiation”, and antipersonnel and magnetic mines, grenades, and special weapons.
The FSB explained that such weapons equipped with special units of the Ukrainian army.
In Kiev denied any involvement in the events on the Peninsula. Press Secretary of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Vyacheslav Seleznyov called the FSB provocation” and said that events on the Peninsula began to develop even on Sunday morning, August 7th. According to him, as soon as social media appeared the information allegedly produced the attack of the Ukrainian subversive groups, his office issued a denial. “We immediately responded to these statements, informing the public that APUS are in certain areas, at certain strong points and perform tasks in a planned manner and any statements of this nature are provocative,” — said Seleznev.
Main intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian defense Ministry also denied involvement in the Crimea. “This is a fake information,” — said the representative of the Minister in an interview with Reuters. Adviser to the head of the SBU Yuriy tandit has said that Ukraine is not trying to return the Crimea by force.
“Ukraine does not capture and does not return with force to its territory and will not have to do it,” he said.
Sunday, August 7, there was a temporary suspension of admission of people in the Crimea from the territory of Ukraine. In Kiev, then said that the pass points “Kalanchak”, “Chaplynka” and “Chongar” was blocked by the Russian side. Soon traffic was resumed, but such problems were observed at the border the next day. Wednesday, August 10, assistant Chairman of the state border service Oleg Slobodyan wrote in his Facebook that “throughput” operation on the Crimean border with Russia is fully restored.