Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Yuriy Hrymchak believes that the Russian army will "choke on its own blood" if undertakes a new invasion of Ukraine.
According to him, in recent years the Ukrainian army has changed greatly due to its equipment and weapons.
“Two years ago I answered the question: what will happen if the Russians attempt to launch an offensive? Then I said that they would choke on our and their own blood. Today it seems to me that in the event of an offensive, they will choke on their own blood only,” Hrymchak stated.
He noted that to date the situation in the Armed Forces of Ukraine is incomparable with 2014. According to him, then the Russian Federation had a chance for a more or less victorious "war game".
“But they stopped, because the army did not run away, but began to resist and fight back. For them, it was a surprise, and they did not dare go further. Now, if any kind of war occurs, I have the impression that not it won’t be on our land," the official stressed, adding that Belarus could become the next victim of Russia.
Earlier, Hrymchak said that for introduction of peacemakers on territory of separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO), United Nations Security Council is needed.