The President Petro Poroshenko discussed aggravation of the situation in the occupied Crimea with the US Vice President Joe Biden over the phone according to the Presidential press-service.
“The President stressed that the Russian recent false statements about the terrorist threat on the part of Ukraine in the occupied Crimea are hybrid provocation and yet another attempt to justify further aggressive actions of Russia and the massive repression in the Crimea,” reads the statement.
Reportedly, the Head of state also stressed that Ukraine is willing to decrease the tension arised due to Moscow’s groundless accusations.
Joe Biden, in turn, noted the Ukrainian President's efforts to seek resolution to the situation and assured that the United States are closely monitoring all developments around the Crimean provocations. He also said that responsibility for the provocations fully rests with the Russia.
In this context, the polititians discussed the importance of not allowing Moscow to use the situation in the Crimea to justify its apparent incomplience with the Minsk Agreements.
They noted the importance of continuing the dialogue in the Normandy format. The Vice-President said that the US did not change their opinion on the illegal occupation of Crimea, as well as the obvious need to maintain the sanctions against Russia.
Poroshenko and Biden also agreed to maintain regular contact in the course of further developments regarding the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation.
August 11, the President Poroshenko Poroshenko ordered to alert all military units near the administrative border with Crimea, as well as in Donbas.
Earlier, the FSB distributed a statement on the prevention of terrorist attacks in the Crimea, allegedly plotted by the Chief of the Ukraine's Defense Intelligence. The Russian Security Services stated it has identified a saboteur group who killed the Russian FSB officer while being arrested outside the city of Armyansk.
Moreover, the FSB announced the "liquidation of the Ukrainian intelligence agent network".
The fake statement also reported on the attempts by subversive and terrorist groups "to break through" to the territory of the peninsula using "massive shelling and armored vehicles of the Ukrainian Armed Forces."
Chief of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine argues the Russia's FSB charges are fake.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that bringing charges of terrorism against Ukraine in the occupied Crimea sounds as meaningless and cynical .The Head of State stressed that Ukraine seeks restoration of its territorial integrity and sovereignty, including the termination of the Crimea occupation, solely by politico-diplomatic means.