Ukraine to test-fire missiles, no one can stop it - Poroshenko
Ukraine will conduct every test it has planned "despite the threats coming from the Russian Federation," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
"It is our responsibility to build air defense for Kyiv and entire Ukraine and no one can stop us, we will be acting in the interests of security of the Ukrainian people, the Ukrainian state," he said in Kyiv on Thursday.
This activity is fully consistent with Ukrainian and international laws, the president said.
"I'd like to emphasize that the launches are performed in Ukrainian airspace, over the open seas, in strict compliance with international law. The launches are taking place irrespective of any statements made by Moscow," Poroshenko said.
"The only reason why we are holding these drills is the need to be constantly prepared for a full-scale invasion by our aggressive neighbor," he said.