Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that there was a threat of a full-fledged war with Russia.
“The Russian military forces in the southeast, in Transnistria in Moldova, too, in my opinion, may at any time be used for attacking our territory, and threaten our borders … The threat of a full-scale war on Russia’s part has not disappeared,” Poroshenko said at a meeting of the leadership of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
He also accused Russia of building up its military presence in Crimea.
The relations between Moscow and Kiev have deteriorated amid Crimea’s decision to rejoin with Russia in March 2014 and Kiev’s claims that Russia interferes in in the Donbass conflict. The Russian authorities have repeatedly denied allegations.