The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine this year have allowed myself to give up another wave of mobilization, and can contain Russia.
He stated this today, November 20, in an address to the Ukrainian people on the occasion of the Day of Dignity and Freedom, reports the press service of the head of state.
«Immediately after the victory of the revolution of Dignity the best and the bravest of the Maidan protesters went straight to the front. First dobrobiti blood shed for the Fatherland, entered myself in the pages of our military history,» — said the head of state.
«This year we’ve allowed myself to give up another wave of mobilization, to let go of the demobilized reserve and sign professional contracts with tens of thousands of volunteers. This is eloquent testimony to the progress made in strengthening the defense capability of our state», — said the President.
According to him, the Ukrainian army today, dressed and fed.
«The army clothed and fed. She is a professional and armed. And let not the latest technology, but enough to deter Russia», — said Poroshenko.
Note, in the annual report of a preliminary investigation prepared by the Prosecutor of the International criminal court in the Hague, Fatou Bensouda, and published on 14 November, said that the situation on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, equivalent to the international armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
The initiator of the report – the Deputy Chairman of the Commission of the Polish Sejm foreign Affairs małgorzata Gosiewska.
Official Kyiv, however, still calls what is happening in the Donbas anti-terrorist operation. No official signs of the armed conflict with Russia yet.
When it came to concrete steps like the rupture of diplomatic relations with a neighbor as an aggressor or, at least, the introduction of a visa regime with Russia, the Pro-presidential faction in the Parliament immediately there were a lot of reasons that could prevent this.
Poroshenko: army clothed and fed, and can «contain Russia» 20.11.2016