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© Reuters. As he arrives in Tokyo for his news conference, Sergiy Korsunsky, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Japan, walks by a map that shows Russia and Ukraine. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


TOKYO (Reuters – Ukraine has committed to finding a diplomatic resolution to current tensions with Russia, the ambassador of Ukraine to Japan Sergiy Corsunsky stated on Wednesday. However, he said that he did not believe there was any danger of war, but smaller conflicts might exist.

Korsunsky warned that an attack on any country with over a dozen reactors nuclear would have devastating effects on Europe.

Korsunsky stated that he believes full-scale war will be very unlikely, however, he said this at a Tokyo news conference.

Let me say it in military terms: We are ready. Our army is well-prepared.

Russia has assembled tens and thousands of troops along its borders with Ukraine. Western nations fear Moscow may be planning an attack against a country that it invaded in 2014 for the annexation of Crimea.

U.S. President Joe Biden indicated Tuesday that he might consider placing sanctions on Vladimir Putin, if Russia invades Ukraine. The statement came as Western leaders intensified their military readiness and prepared to defend Europe against a possible energy supply shock.

Korsunsky said, “If there is to be war, then that will happen against a country having on its territory fifteen nuclear reactors and which has 30,000 km full of gas and crude oil pipelines.”

Ukraine will cease to exist if all of its infrastructure has been destroyed. This is only one result. “There is no central Europe, and most likely western Europe will be affected.”

Chernobyl, now Ukraine’s nuclear power plant, was damaged in an accident in 1986. It released tons of radioactive waste into the atmosphere, spreading radioactivity throughout the continent. The incident also caused an increase in the number of cancers in that region.

Alexey Palovsky, Russia’s Ambassador in Australia, stated on Wednesday that Russia had no plans to invade Ukraine.

Pavlovsky stated that they didn’t plan to invade Australia, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio.

“Our troops at the border…These troops do not pose a danger, but they should be seen as a warning. A warning to Ukraine’s rulers not to attempt any reckless military adventure,” he said.

“The sanctions are not the correct language for talking with Russia, so I believe everyone now knows that. The sanctions just don’t work.”

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