The Ukrainian military is considering several possible scenarios of the Russian invasion of Ukraine along different parts of the border.
"The Ukrainian Armed Forces are considering several scenarios along the entire perimeter of the border with the Russian Federation and Russia-occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. We are considering possible developments when such a threat appears simultaneously from several directions," Commander of Ukraine's Joint Forces Serhiy Nayev said during the "Pravo na Vladu" ("Right to Power") panel show on TV Channel 1+1, according to the TSN TV news service.
"The respective units of the military command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including the Joint Forces Command whose head I am – we all are constantly preparing for an adequate response," he said.
"Our task is to fend off the aggressor, and in the event of open aggression – to repel the attack and prevent the enemy's boots on the ground in Ukraine," the Joint Forces' chief said.
"We are doing everything to ensure that our actions are effective, well prepared. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have not identified a direct threat of aggression from the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in relation to Ukraine's Kherson region, the facilities and the grouping that are in that area."
As UNIAN reported earlier, Nayev previously said that there was no immediate threat of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, however, the Ukrainian army had been preparing for any scenario.