13.01.2016. Oleksiy Melnyk “Only strong military potential of Ukraine can reliably deter Russian aggression”, Razumkov center


The availability of powerful military capabilities is a deterrent factor for the aggressor, it doesn’t necessarily mean a start of a real millitary operation. The very fact that the aggressor can get a decent response, has a significant impact on his plans.

Millitary response to actions that violate the law is the only mean understandable for Russia. This was stated by the Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov Centre, Oleksiy Melnyk on the air of Radio Svoboda, commenting on the possibility of prolongation of the Minsk II in 2016 or search for new formats of the conflict settlement in the Donbas.

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