|Photo from Turchinov’s Facebook page|
TV Zvezda, April 6, 2016
Translated from Russian by Tom Winter
Turchinov says that Russia would not last four days in a war with Ukraine
Alexander Turchinov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, has responded to the statement by the Speaker of the State Duma of Russia Sergei Naryshkin, who said that if Russia were to enter into a military conflict with Ukraine, it wouldn’t last four days.
On his social network page Turchynov wrote that fighting with a country like Ukraine, Russia would not last four days.
Recall that in July last year, the chairman of the State Duma Naryshkin noted that Russia is not involved in the conflict in Ukraine. According to him, there are no Russian troops on the territory of Donbass, regardless of what the Kiev authorities are trying hard to convince the world community.
In March 2016, Petro Poroshenko said that during the armed conflict ten thousand Ukrainians died in the Donbass. The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that there is no reason to trust information on victims from Kiev.
According to official figures from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the south-eastern Ukraine, 9 thousand 167 people have been killed in two years. Almost 22 thousand were injured. These figures include “civilians, Ukrainian soldiers, and members of armed groups.”
The interesting thing about this item is not the Turchinov boast, but the plain implication of it: In taking the bait from Naryshkin with this countering boast, Yurchinov admits that Russia is not, and has not been, at war with Ukraine. Not what Poroshenko has been telling the West!