Oleksiy Danilov: Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, and our task is to defend our land
Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, and we will defend our land from the aggressor. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov stated this on the air of "Radio NV" on Thursday.
Responding to the journalist's question about what kind of russian reaction Ukraine should expect after the explosions at the Saka military airfield near Novofedorivka in Crimea temporarily occupied by the russian federation, Mr. Danilov said: "The reaction of the russians is quite understandable - for the third day in a row, there are huge lines of the occupiers leaving Crimea".
"Crimea is our territory, where terrorists are located, - he said. - The occupiers who attack our people, kill our children, women must be punished. Our task is simple - to defend our land and protect it from the aggressor, and this is what our Armed Forces do", - he said.
Answering the question whether the russians will try to take revenge after the explosions at the airfield, the NSDC Secretary noted that the russians have been "taking revenge" on Ukraine for hundreds of years, and in February 2014, the active phase began.
"russia's task, which is set by their leader, is the destruction of us as a nation, as a state, the destruction of our entire population, the destruction of the infrastructure of our settlements, what they do every day", - Mr. Danilov said.
We need to end this war so that it does not reach our children and grandchildren, said Mr. Danilov. Our goal, he stated, is for the russian federation to "once and for all stop encroaching on our lands, on our nation".