191114 MINISTEROn November 14, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Zagorodnyuk is taking part in the 3rd International Maritime Security Conference which is being held in Odessa.


Defense Express reports with a reference to  MoD of Ukraine


During his speech at the international event, which is a joint initiative of the Ukrainian Navy and the International Defense and Security Strategies Center, Andriy Zagorodnyuk expressed words of gratitude to the organizers for the invitation.


— It is a great honor for me to be at this conference. This is a platform for all experts to discuss the situation in the Black Sea region. It is critically important for us to consider the situation in the context of the security of the entire region, the entire European and Eurasian space, because, as we know, there is an ongoing militarization of the Black Sea and increase in the military presence of the Russian Federation.


Minister of Defense also stressed that the Russian Federation continues to conduct aggressive actions against Ukraine, taking away the lives of Ukrainian soldiers who are defending Ukraine in the East.


— Unfortunately, this war is not subsiding, despite the fact that it has gone into a somewhat less active phase than in previous years, but it is still going on. Every few days we receive information about the fallen Ukrainian Heroes, — stressed Andriy Zagorodnyuk.


Minister of Defense of Ukraine also emphasized the constant provocative actions of Russia in the waters of the Black and Azov seas.


— Russia blocks large sections of the water areas, starts exercises that is not actually conducted to block the whole sector and impede commercial shipping, — the Minister added.


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