Ukraine crisis: Russian military aircraft crossed border ‘to provoke war’, PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk says

Sunday, April 27, 2014
By Paul Martin

ABC.net.au
Apr. 27, 2014

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has accused Russian military aircraft of crossing the country’s airspace “to provoke Ukraine to start a war”.

“Russian military aircraft … crossed and violated Ukrainian airspace seven times,” he told journalists at a briefing in Rome on Saturday, following a meeting with Pope Francis and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.

“The only reason is to provoke Ukraine to start a war.”

Mr Yatsenyuk said the seizure of 13 international observers by pro-Kremlin rebels, who accuse them of being “NATO spies”, was “another proof and evidence that these so-called peaceful protesters with Russian ideas are terrorists”.

Russia has pledged to help free the observers, who were sent to Ukraine to monitor an April 17 accord signed in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union that was meant to de-escalate the dangerous crisis in the ex-Soviet republic.

The Ukrainian premier – who is cutting short his trip and will miss the canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII because of rising tensions in the eastern part of the ex-Soviet country – said “Russian aggression aims to undermine global stability”.

“We urge Russia to pull back its security forces. We urge Russia to leave us alone,” he said.

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