The Russian authorities have resettled to Crimea 250,000 persons from the rebel-occupied parts of Donbas and 300,000 Russians from mainland Russia, Crimean Tatars leader Mustafa Dzhemilev said, speaking on 5 Kanal TV late Nov. 23, Ukrinform reports.
Premier Georgij Kvirikashvili strongly supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Speaking at a joint press conference on the heels of Premier Grojsman’s visit to Georgia, Kvirikashvili thanked Ukraine for supporting Georgia, Gruzia Online reports Nov. 27.
Deputy minister for occupied territories and refugees Georgy Tuka says the Russian agents can be found in all areas of Ukraine. Tuka was speaking on ZIK TV late Nov. 27, Ukrinform reports.
The declarations by Putin about the need to beef up Russia’s defense industry are empty. They are just another attempt to scare the West and placate his greedy generals with multi-billion infusions, Russia-based political expert Andrej Piontkovskij told The Apostrophe Nov. 27.
Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says the Russian regular troops in Donbas have more weapons than the UK army. He was addressing, a security forum “Ukraine: Striving for Balance,” Ukrayinska Pravda reports Nov. 28.