After the incident in the Sea of Azov, the rhetoric between Kiev and Moscow is sharply increasing. Russia knows no moral or legal limits, says the Ukrainian chief of staff.
The Ukrainian military estimates the threat from Russia as high as it has done since 2014. The Moscow government has been tightening troops at the border since August, said Ukrainian chief of staff Viktor Muschenko. „In front of us is an aggressor who knows no legal, moral or other limits.“
He called the blockade of Kerch Strait „an act of aggression“. The Russian Ministry of Defense initially did not respond to a request for comment.
Relations between Ukraine and Russia have deteriorated significantly following the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and Russia’s support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The conflict in Donbass has killed more than 10,000 people. The government in Moscow rejects sending weapons and soldiers to the region