Moscow welcomes reform of UN’s anti-terrorism activities — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:53
NATO seeking to revive cold war-era climate — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:51
Situation in Syria gives grounds for cautious optimism — LavrovWorld September 22, 1:24
NATO secretary general comments on Russian military drillsWorld September 21, 21:34
NATO secretary general hails idea of deploying UN force in UkraineWorld September 21, 21:29
Russia ready to discuss alternative resolutions on UN mission to DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 20:18
UN approves probe into Islamic State crimes in IraqWorld September 21, 20:10
Russia’s Alrosa mined all-time largest pink diamond in its historyBusiness & Economy September 21, 20:07
Russia submits Zvyagintsev’s film Loveless for OscarsSociety & Culture September 21, 19:16
MOSCOW, November 5 /TASS/. The fact that Ukraine’s military doctrine classifies Russia as an aggressor confirms the Kiev government’s inadequacy and hypocrisy, the Russian Security Council said.
"The provisions of (Ukraine’s) new military doctrine confirm the degree of inadequacy and hypocrisy of the Ukrainian leadership," Mikhail Popov, the Russian Security Council deputy secretary, told journalists.
Commenting on the recently approved new edition of Ukraine’s military doctrine, Popov said that for the first time in the country’s history, the document has clearly defined the enemy and the aggressor. "In truth, it was the anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine that led to Kiev’s armed conflict with its own people," Popov stressed.
"The official Kiev has firmly decided for itself that Russia is to blame for all Ukraine’s troubles for the moment. At first, this fairy tale became part of public statements and media reports. Later, they started believing in it to such a degree that this storytelling turned into strategic planning documents. They are engaged in wishful thinking," the deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council said.
According to Popov, the Kiev leaders have firmly embarked on a path of militarization and are openly staking on the use of force as a means to resolve state contradictions at home and escalation of tensions directly on Russia’s borders.
At the same time, Popov said, Ukraine continues buying oil, gas, electric energy and diesel fuel from Russia. The two countries cooperate in railway transport and nuclear energy.
"Russia, in turn, does not regard Ukraine as its enemy. The Ukrainian people is the closest to us by spirit and blood. We have lived as one family for thousands of years. However, today the Ukrainian government is trying to break the family bonds," Popov said.