McCain: Russian troops may attack Odesa

17:15, 13 March 2015
Politics
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The Russian armed forces may attack Odesa from Moldova by order of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Republican Senator John McCain said in an interview with Ukrainian news broadcaster TSN on Friday.

UNIAN

According to McCain, Putin has already gained the east of Ukraine, so now we can expect further attacks, in particular, on Mariupol.

"If he thinks that he can get away with it and won’t have to pay a price, he will try to attack Odesa from Moldova. He has 1,400 Russian troops or so-called peacekeepers in Transnistria," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Mykola Malomuzh said that Russian troops were unlikely to attack Mariupol.

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