Ukrainian media call for repression in the south of Ukraine, as well as to fight for Crimea, using “all available methods and capabilities.”
According to the Zerkalo Nedeli newspaper, which is influential in Kiev, the increased tension on the border with Crimea is an occasion for a new clearing operation against pro-Russian organizations of the south of Ukraine.
“Firstly, it is necessary to take the measures that should have been taken a long time ago: to cut off the channels of financing pro-Russian organizations in the south of Ukraine, to forbid Ukrainian servicemen, border guards and members of the Security Service of Ukraine to visit Crimea (yes, many of them have relatives there [in Crimea]; yes, there are no houses [in Ukraine] for many of those, who remained loyal to the motherland oath and returned to the mainland [from the peninsula of Crimea]; but this is war, if anyone has forgotten), and to introduce strict monitoring of regional media.
The government, first of all, the general-in-chief must forever renounce the regime of excuses and clearly declare any audience – country’s citizens (regardless of a region of their residence), the Western partners, the aggressor and its satellites, – that Ukraine must return the occupied territories, using all available methods and capabilities. This is its right and duty,” the newspaper wrote.
“Sunny Crimea covered the country with the shadow of a new war. Vacations are over,” the Ukrainian newspaper concluded.