Russia Hints at War with Ukraine

Russia Hints at War with Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine on brink of WAR: Kremlin warns neighbours of ‘FRIGHTENING’ conflict

A SENIOR Russian politician has threatened neighbouring Ukraine with a “frightening and undesirable” war unless it shelves plans to hold a missile test over Crimea.

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Ukraine plans to conduct missile-firing drills over the Black Sea

Ukraine plans to conduct missile-firing drills over the Black Sea in territory that Russia now claims as its own following the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014.

But Ukraine and Western powers refuse to recognise Russia now controls the peninsula.

The standoff escalated further late last week when Kiev announced plans to test fire missiles near the town of Simferopol in central Crimea on December 1 and 2.

In response, chairman of the foreign policy committee in the upper house of the Russian parliament, Konstantin Kosachev, warned about the potential for a rapid escalation in hostilities.

He said: “If the situation escalates to the point where a military response is necessary, this will surely be the most frightening and undesirable scenario of events, which all of us should prevent at all costs.”

The senator added: “I’d place an accent on the phrase ‘all of us’ because that’s not exclusively Russia’s problem.”

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