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“In case of encroachment on our territory, we’ll accept the battle because this is our country, and we have no other way,” he said as Verkhovna Rada reported on it Web site.

According to Turchynov, the Russia’s attempt to annex an independent sovereign territory of Ukraine “is not a challenge just to Ukraine, this is a challenge to Europe and the entire civilized world.”

“I’m confident that we’ll win in this situation, and these challenges will only make our people and state stronger,” he said.

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Good to see some strong leadership of the Ukrainian defence forces.

Putin has to try something now. His method for political survival is always to come up with some new warlike venture to distract the people of Russia. He might try a renewed push against Ukraine, or he might decide to intervene in central Asia, or something else. But it won't take long before we know.

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