Ukraine's MFA on Explosions in Russia: "Let Russians Draw Their Own Conclusions"

Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba, in an interview with a French TV channel, did not give a direct answer to the question about whether Ukraine had to preemptively strike military targets in Russia to defend itself more effectively.

"First of all, we are hitting Russian positions in the occupied territories of Ukraine. This is our first goal. I understand that the media want to know what is going on in Russia. But let the Russians themselves think, evaluate and draw conclusions from what is going on in their own country.

We are fighting against an enemy that is much stronger than us, which is true. But also a very insidious enemy who manipulates reality at every opportunity and hits us from where we cannot reach him. We are not going to lose the war and let them get what they want. We will do everything that is not prohibited by international law and use the right for self-defence to defend our country," TF1 Info quotes Dmytro Kuleba.

He has also once again explained why Ukraine does not give up the idea to join NATO as a compromise to end the war, reminding that the non-aligned status did not save Ukraine from the illegal annexation of Crimea and Russia's hybrid aggression in Donbas.

An international donor conference with the participation of more than 45 countries and 20 international organisations, which aims to support Ukraine against constant Russian attacks on critical infrastructure, is held in Paris on December 13.

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