Ukraine’s Representative to UN: Russia is preparing to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea

The permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that Russian Federation has doubled its military forces on the peninsula and continues preparation of the Crimean military infrastructure for deployment of nuclear weapons. According to him, the UN Security Council should meet to discuss the situation in the occupied Donbas, and the escalation in the Sea of Azov reports TSN.

“For example, Crimea is often used as the headquarters and a supply base for military operation in Syria,” noted Yelchenko.

The permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN stressed that Russia’s pressure and propaganda force residents of the annexed Crimea to participate in Russian military operations abroad.

 “Crimea is not only a testing ground for new Russian weapons and a potential zone for the proliferation of nuclear weapons but also a key element of the Russian military expansionist policy,” added Yelchenko.

He also stressed that Russia has doubled its military forces on the Peninsula and continues the preparation of the Crimean military infrastructure for deployment of nuclear weapons, including the reconstruction of storage facilities for nuclear warheads.

  Ukraine, UN, Russia, Crimea

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