Ukraine is not intending to attack Crimea in response to possible missile strikes by Russia during Ukraine's missile-firing exercises underway over the Black Sea. Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak told this to Ukrainian News Agency. "No. We don't have such weapons to shell Crimea," he said. He says Russia poses a threat to Ukraine. "One can expect anything from Russia. It is not predictable. Those exercises we are conducting are on our territory and we are not violating any international law," Poltorak said. Poltorak says he receives reports from the exercises hourly and everything goes on in compliance with the plan so far. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine started the aircraft firing exercises in the south and above the Black Sea on December 1, 2016. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has announced Ukraine's plan to conduct on December 1 and 2 missile-firing exercises above the Black Sea in spite of Russia's threats of a missile strike. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine admits the possibility of a missile strike by Russia if Ukraine conducts missile-firing exercises above the Black Sea December 1-2. The media have reported Russia to have made reprehensions to Ukraine thereupon and promised to deal a missile blow on the Ukrainian launching systems.