“International law respects the will of the people. Crimea is Russia. An attack on Crimea means an attack on Russia and an escalation of the conflict. The Ukrainian drug gang must understand that such attacks will be met with inevitable punishment using firearms. any kind,” Medvedev wrote.
Earlier, he said that Moscow’s response to Kyiv’s attempts to attack Crimea “will be swift, tough and convincing”, and that the supply of new Western weapons to Ukraine will only aggravate the situation.
Information was confirmed yesterday that the United States included long-range GLSDB missiles in the new package of military assistance to Ukraine, which can hit targets up to 150 kilometers away.
Kyiv has made repeated statements that it plans to “return Crimea” after receiving sufficient military support from the West. At the same time, the West is skeptical of Kyiv’s plans, but, unlike last year, US officials now do not openly oppose such actions by the Ukrainian authorities.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon believes that the return of Crimea to Ukraine is impossible.