MOSCOW, April 8 – RIA Novosti. Russian State Duma Deputy Ruslan Balbek commented on the start of Ukraine's sudden exercises in the Black Sea, ironically noting that the Ukrainian military “will record video greetings as they” scared “the Black Sea Fleet, once or twice they will shoot into the white light – that's all.”
Earlier it was reported that the naval forces of Ukraine without warning began exercises in the Black Sea. It was added that the maneuvers are taking place against the backdrop of the recent announcement by President Volodymyr Zelensky on joining NATO as the only way to resolve the conflict in Donbass, as well as aggravating the situation in the region.
“If Kiev thinks that the Ukrainian exercises in the Black Sea will instill fear, then they got very excited. Maybe, from the point of view of their defense department, this is a great event, but in operational and tactical terms, it is not even taken into account. Well, they are like sea one after another, they will record video greetings, how they “scared” the Black Sea Fleet, once or twice fired into the white light – and that's all. All possibilities have been exhausted. they didn’t run away from fear. Their entire military doctrine was built on lies, “Balbek told RIA Novosti.