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Ukraine FM says chances of war with Russia 'growing'

Published on Mar 23, 2014 11:21 PM
 
Military vehicles, believed to be Russian, are seen in front of the entrance to a military base, with Ukrainian servicemen seen in the background, in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya said in an interview broadcast on US television on Sunday that the chances of war between his country and Russia were growing. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya said in an interview broadcast on US television on Sunday that the chances of war between his country and Russia were growing.

"They are growing, I would say. We don't know what Putin has in his mind and what would be his decision," Mr Deshchytsya told ABC's "This Week" political talk show, referring to the Russian president.

"That's why this situation is becoming even more explosive than it used to be a week ago," the Ukrainian foreign minister added.

The remarks were broadcast a day after Russian forces used armored personnel carriers and stun grenades to break into the Belbek airbase near Simferopol, the main city on the Crimean peninsula.

 
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