Kiev afraid of capture because of the renaming of Russian troops
Kiev afraid of the possibility of seizure of the territory of Ukraine after the assignment of honorary titles to several Russian military units in honor of cities of Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
“Their decisions the Russians continue their long tradition is to steal someone else’s story and glory. [The decree] is a marking of territory and the articulation of claims to the lands of other Nations, to which Russia is irrelevant,” said the chief of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko in Facebook.
He noted that the decree of Putin in Ukraine is perceived as a signal that Russia “is not going to stop in the Donbas and the Crimea.” “Traditions of the modern Russian army is a wonderful mix of Russian Imperial and Soviet myth,” he added.
The defense Ministry of Ukraine said that are confused and perceive the actions of the Russian President as a “bad joke”.
“If relations between the two countries was good, such an initiative would have caused only positive emotions. But how to interpret the current gesture of Vladimir Putin, is unclear. This is a sign for the start of deeper negotiations or trolling? We don’t understand, but about improving relations between Ukraine and Russia cannot be and speeches” — quoted the Ukrainian defense Ministry Agency.
Monday, July 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees on awarding honorary titles to a number of units of the Russian army. The names of Ukrainian cities are included in the memory of the participation of the parts in the liberation of these cities in the years of the great Patriotic war. Under the new decrees, the 6-th tank regiment of the Russian army now bears the honorary title “guards of Lviv”, the 68th tank regiment — “guards Zhitomir-Berlin”, 163-Panzer regiment — “guards Nezhin”.