Ukrainian security agencies admit that Russia will have ‘what’ and ‘whom’ to show the Western interlocutors, when they will ask evidences of Crimean sabotage attempt.
Sources close to the Ukrainian security agencies admit that the sabotage attempt really took place in Crimea, but, at the same time, they also convince that it was avocational, but not an initiative of the state, the Kommersant newspaper reported.
“The Ukrainian authorities found themselves in a delicate position. They do not want to admit even the partial rightness of Russian accusations, having a fear to ruin their image in the eyes of the West and to show that the security agencies do not control Ukrainian radical groups. For this reason, a course of ‘total negation’ has been chosen at the official level – in the public space Kiev promotes the version, according to which the incidents in Crimea are Russia’s falsification from the beginning to the end,” the piece read.
At the same time, the newspaper’s source familiar with the investigation undertaken by Kiev admitted that the situation is ambiguous for Kiev.
“Unfortunately, this is the case when there is no smoke without fire,” the source said. “And the Russians will have ‘what’ and ‘whom’ to show the Western interlocutors, when they will ask evidences. Apparently, our line of defense will look like this: radical patriots have decided to become famous at their own risk by committing ‘feats’ in Crimea. The state of Ukraine has no concern with their initiative.”