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Diplomat sees Ukrainian lawmaker’s call to destroy Crimean Bridge as inciting terrorism

December 11, 2018, 23:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW

A member of Ukrainian parliament earlier said the bridge that the bridge must be "destroyed" by whoever possible

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MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on Tuesday a Ukrainian lawmaker, who earlier urged to destroy the Crimean Bridge, had made a direct call for terrorism.

Verkhovna Rada lawmaker Igor Mosiychuk was earlier quoted as saying that the bridge across the Kerch Strait, which connects Crimea with mainland Russia, must be "destroyed" by whoever possible, be it "Ukrainian subversive groups, insurgents from Caucasus, aliens or the Lord God himself."

Commenting on the reports, Maria Zakharova said it was "one of many statements, made by the Kiev regime and the modern Ukraine’s political establishment, which contains a direct call for terrorist activities."

"If they see nothing wrong about public statements of this kind, it’s hard to imagine what their clandestine plans could be, or what kind of "peaceful future" the Ukrainian regime has prepared for its own country," Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

"The official government’s policies are based on provocations, similar to the Kerch Strait incident, the staged death of [Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko] and on endless intimidation and threats," she added.

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