'This Week': Ukraine's Top Diplomat

Ukrainian Acting Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia says the chance of war with Russia is "growing."
3:00 | 03/23/14

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Transcript for 'This Week': Ukraine's Top Diplomat
And we're joined now by Ukrainian foreign minister Andre. Mr. Foreign minister, thanks for joining us. I want to get right to some news this morning from nato's top military commander who says Moscow has mobilized a very, very sizable and very, very ready military contingent on the eastern border that could easily go into eastern or southern Ukraine. Your reaction and do you think the Russians will move in? We are very much concerned about this development and deployment of Russian troops on our eastern borders. We are ready to respond. And as you know, the Ukrainian governmeying to use all their peaceful means and diplomatic means to stop Russia. But the people are also ready to defend their homeland. And what does that mean? I know we can hear demonstrators behind you where you're standing. What does that mean you're ready to defend the homeland? Militarily? You know what is the spirit of the Ukrainian army and Navy. At this moment when Russian troops would be invading Ukraine from the east regions, from the eastern side from Russia, then would be for us difficult to ask people who live in there -- the Ukrainians who live there not to respond on this military invasion. We, as I said, we are trying to use all the diplomatic measures and all the economic, financial and other sanctions, Visa sanctions, to stop Russians not to do this. Mr. Foreign minister, one week ago you told us on the broadcast that you thought the chances of going to war were quite high. What are the chances this morning? They are growing. We don't know what Putin has in his mind and what would be his decision. That's why this situation is becoming even more explosive than it used to be a week ago. Thank you so much. Mr. Foreign minister, we appreciate your time today. Thank you.

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