Turchynov: Russia masterminding provocation for Ukraine's Independence Day

13:36, 14 August 2015
Ukraine
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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says the NSDC is on full alert because of possible acts of provocation being prepared by Russia the day before or on Independence Day of Ukraine, marked on August 24.

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"It is not a secret that our independence is Russia's eyesore and our Independence Day is a black day for Russia. Therefore, all their acts of provocation are being prepared for Independence Day or on the eve of it. Thereby, we're on full alert to counter any provocation," Turchynov said at a briefing on Kyiv armored plant's training ground on Friday.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Turchynov announced on August 10 that the Russian security services were preparing large-scale provocations in the occupied territory of Donbas that may involve a large number of victims.

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