DW: Ukraine launches missile drill near Crimea, prompting anger in Moscow
The Kremlin has voiced concerns over the defense maneuvers, saying it sets a "dangerous" precedent. But Ukraine's military officials dismissed Moscow's concerns, noting that the drill is in line with international law.
Ukraine's military on Thursday started a two-day missile drill in the southern Kherson region bordering Crimea, prompting Moscow to criticize the move as a "dangerous precedent."
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Russian daily "Vedomosti" that Russian forces would shoot down missiles if it threatened the country's territory.
"In the Kremlin, we wouldn't want to see any actions by the Ukrainian side that breached international law and that might create dangerous conditions for international flights over the territory or Russia and adjacent regions," said Peskov.
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