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Ukraine's security supremo brushes Russian PM off

The head of the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) has called the Russian prime minister a "delusional dreamer".

Ukraine's security supremo brushes Russian PM off
Oleksandr Turchynov
Photo: rnbo.gov.ua

Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev's remarks on Ukraine having no statehood show how much Russian leaders are afraid and hysterically averse to the very existence of Ukraine, NSDC chief Oleksandr Turchynov has said.

"Ukraine is the state which stopped the westward advance of the Russian aggressor. Ukraine is the state whose existence foils the revival and revanche of the Soviet empire of evil," he said.

"I would like to remind those delusional Kremlin dreamers that there had been a state with the capital in Kiev in Ukraine long before the Moscow camp of the Golden Emerge ever emerged. Ukraine will exist even after anger, aggression and infighting, which are characteristic of totalitarian regimes, tear apart the leftover of the Soviet empire called Russia," he added. 

Earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg accused Russia of mulling using the army to intimidate its neighbours and redraw the borders in Europe.