Russia continues to prepare military infrastructure in the annexed Crimea for the deployment of nuclear weapons,
the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
“In the occupied Crimea, active militarization continues in full force. Russia has more than doubled its military forces on the peninsula and continues to prepare the Crimean military infrastructure for the deployment of nuclear weapons, including the re-equipment of Soviet storage facilities for nuclear weapons.”
According to him, the Russian authorities use the Sea of Azov for the supply of weapons from the Crimea to the Donbas.
Yelchenko noted that Russia did not abandon the idea of getting a land corridor to the Crimea.
“Moreover, the threat of a maritime attack in the direction of the Sea of Azov in the event of a large-scale military confrontation remains a source of security destabilization in the Donetsk region.”
The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Presidential Commissioner of Ukraine for the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemilev suggested that PACE should establish a commission to investigate the possible deployment of nuclear weapons by Russia in Crimea. Dzhemilev called for additional sanctions against Russia, since the deployment of nuclear weapons is a danger not only for Europe, but for the whole world.