Baku – APA. In case Ukraine fires missiles in the direction of Crimea, Russia will take retaliatory action, sources in Ukraine’s Defense Ministry told local newspaper Zerkalo nedeli.
According to the sources, Russia’s defense ministry has handed over a letter in this regard to the Ukrainian military attaché to Russia, warning that Russia will take retaliatory action in case Ukraine fires missiles in the direction of Crimea.
Moscow protested against Ukraine’s plans to carry out missile tests near Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014 following the toppling of a pro-Russian Ukrainian president, raising the temperature in the dispute between the two countries.
Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia said late on Friday it has received a notification from Ukraine on missile tests in “Russia’s sovereign air space” on December 1 and 2 in the region of Simferopol in Crimea.
Russia’s Defence Ministry handed over a protest note to the Ukrainian defense attache, while Oleksander Turchinov, Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council Secretary, dismissed Moscow’s claims that Kiev had breached international agreements.