On the heels of reports that:
- *UKRAINE WON’T RECOGNIZE CRIMEA JOINING RUSSIA: INTERFAX
The Eastern Ukraine Kharkiv region’s governor Baluta warns:
- *RUSSIAN ARMY CONCENTRATED NEAR ROADS FOR QUICK INVASION: BALUTA
- *RUSSIA BOOSTS ARMY PRESENCE AT UKRAINE BORDER: KHARKIV GOVERNOR
And all of this after Putin confirmed that West’s sanctions are “irresponsible and aggressive and we will respond properly.”
Ukraine will not recognize the Autonomous Republic of Crimea’s and Sevastopol’s accession to the Russian Federation, nor will it recognize independence of the self-proclaimed Republic of Crimea, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
“We do not recognize and will never recognize either Crimea’s so-called independence or the so-called agreement on its accession to the Russian Federation,” Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis said at a news conference on Tuesday.