SIMFEROPOL, 11 Feb – RIA Novosti. The Ukrainian authorities are playing a dangerous game, offering NATO to use the airspace of the Crimea for its operations and trying to arrange a provocation, Yuri Gempel, head of the Crimean parliament's committee on people's diplomacy and interethnic relations, told RIA Novosti.
Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladislav Krykliy on Wednesday, during talks with NATO Deputy Secretary General for Defense Policy and Planning Patrick Turner, proposed using the airspace over Crimea for NATO operations to transport troops, equipment and cargo. “The Ukrainian leadership is playing a dangerous game. the same rake, trying to arrange another provocation near the borders of the Crimea. But it is only time for them to understand that Russia has sufficient potential to protect its territory and population. Without the permission of Russia, no aircraft will enter the airspace over Crimea, ” said Hempel.
According to him, the Kiev authorities are trying to push their heads against Russia and NATO, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “is turning into a man of war.” “With such a course, Ukraine will inevitably collapse,” Gempel added.