Surprise attack by Russian troops likely — Parubiy

Andriy Parubiy



Andriy Parubiy, the former Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, is urging Ukrainian authorities to prepare for the most dangerous scenario. The likelihood of an unexpected attack by Russia remains high, he said on the TV program “Today” on TVi, November 5.

“I am convinced that the probability of a surprise attack by Russian troops remain high. And in analyzing the situation, as we always did at the National Security Council, we must constantly prepare not for the best scenario but for the most critical, most dangerous scenario. Therefore, I would not comfort myself with notions that, for example, in the winter (the Russians) will be mostly interested in freezing the situation and in keeping the status quo. Ukraine absolutely must strengthen (its defenses) in those directions where the enemy is likely to go. Then it will be a proactive strategy and the right strategy,” he said.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: TVi

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  • Michel Cloarec

    Zakharchenko announced that Mariupol would return to the DPR

    31 October 2014

    The Prime Minister of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko announced at a meeting with electorates an intention to return Mariupol, Kramatorsk and Slavyansk back under control of the DPR , reported the correspondent of the Novorossiya.

    ‘We are negotiating about Mariupol, they don’t want to solve the matter peacefully. If we can’t manage it peacefully, we’ll do it by force’, said the Head of the government, and pointed out that heavy military actions weren’t excluded in the perspective.

    Zakharchenko specified that urgent attack at these settlements (“exactly tomorrow or the day after tomorrow) wasn’t planned.

    ‘This territory….sooner or later has to be returned to us’, he said
    THEREFORE IT IS NOT A SURPRISE ! The liberated parts of Donbas are in jeopardy !

    • Brent

      Yet the people of Mariupol want to remain part of Ukraine. This Russian-terrorist strategy of ‘what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine’ needs to be stopped or they will continue to Odessa and Kharkiv.

      Zakharchenko needs to swing at the end of a rope when this is resolved.

      • Ian Rutherford

        dream on, gas.

        • Brent

          “Comrade Ivan”, you should really do a little research before you post the same sad comments each time. It’s really immature and actually kind of boring. You’re acting like a petulant 11 year old. There’s no substance to your drivel. At least make this a challenge so I stop feeling like I’m dealing with someone who can’t tie their own shoe laces.


          • Ian Rutherford

            “There’s no substance to your drivel” is an absolutely perfect way to sum up your each and every post ever. Thank you, gas.
            Say hello from me to your immediate boss and role model kolomoysky.
            ta-ra for now.

          • Ian Rutherford

            you want a challenge ?

            here is one:
            reply to this post:
            “Milton Devonair Don Casavant • 13 minutes ago
            In the end, humans have always wound up having to fight the apes in russia. They’re like muslims, either submit to them or you have to kill them.”

            it is after this article:

  • Murf

    Please be patient my Ukrainian friends.
    Keep purging the government of the corrupt.
    The military of the incompetent’
    Rebuild the military.
    Make the economy strong.
    With in weeks the US Senate will pass the Major Non NATO Ally bill.
    By spring the DPR will have imploded on it’s self.
    Then will come the time for paybacks.