MOSCOW, March 3 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian politicians, speaking of the seizure of Crimea, are once again trying to “play this card”, these are loud and empty statements, said Alexander Sherin, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee.
Earlier, the Ukrainian politician, former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Tatiana Chernovol on the air of the Pryamoy TV channel called to be “constantly ready to conduct, literally tomorrow, a military operation to return Crimea.” In her opinion, it is necessary to wait until “processes of turbulence begin in Russia” in order to take advantage of this moment to seize the peninsula by military means.
“I think that all this is nothing more than an attempt to once again play this card on the feelings of Ukrainians. I think that this is nothing more than just loud, but empty statements,” Sherin said.
He added that the rhetoric of the Ukrainian politician may be associated “with the inability to carry out the required internal policy on the part of the Ukrainian authorities.” “Someone wants to remind of themselves, someone wants to divert attention from the internal problems of Ukraine, someone is trying to somehow attract attention from the West, in particular the United States,” the deputy suggested.