The head of the UK Ministry of defence Michael Fallon has included Russia's actions in Ukraine in the number of factors that made the world in the last few years, not more secure.
"in the last few years we see a deterioration in public security in the world. And this is due to three main factors ", – Fallon said, speaking Tuesday morning at the Royal Institute of British military power (RUSI), RIA " Novosti ".
Among the factors he called "Arab spring" And its implications – civil war, religious extremism And strengthening the " Islamic Country ", the destruction of control systems in African countries And the ensuing influx of immigrants in the European Union." The third factor – Russia's actions, again inciting cold war " – Fallon said, noting that the Russian Federation does not neglect any means to achieve its objectives in Ukraine. Western countries have repeatedly accused the Russian Federation in the belonging to the conflict in the Donbass. Moscow in response to this said that it was not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict And is interested in Ukraine overcame political And economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead And wounded Among the civilian population And the destruction of houses And infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand Received damage to health. 1 September in the Donbass began a ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk during the last meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine.