The prospect of resumption of full-scale hostilities in the East «is clearly visible on our radar». This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the graduation of trainees of the National defense University. Ivan Chernyakhovsky, UNIAN reports.
«Even under optimistic scenarios in the Donbass, even with long-term truce, which became a political settlement and lasting peace, the military threat from the East will remain relevant in the long term, and in the short term,» said the head of state.
«The prospect of resumption of full-scale hostilities in the East in connection with the systematic violation of the aggressor, the Russian Federation, its commitments made in Minsk, is clearly visible on our radar», — said Poroshenko.
Poroshenko also said that Ukraine for nearly two years created an army and stopped the head of the aggressor.
«For those less than two years we managed to revive the Ukrainian army, to restore combat abilities and keep the pressure prepared equipped with modern equipment and weapons of the enemy. The armed forces of Ukraine passed this exam, and we witnessed the birth of a new generation of heroes,» — said Poroshenko.
«In our military history in Golden letters is inscribed the historic page as the liberation of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, the red Estuary and Lysychansk, the defense of Mariupol, the heroic defense of Donetsk and Lugansk airports. Our task is to ensure peace, sovereignty and independence of the Ukrainian state, to adequately respond to all challenges and threats. For me personally, and as President for the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine were, are and will be the first and foremost priority in the development of a strong state», — added the President.
In early February Poroshenko said that the threat of open war of Russia against Ukraine above, than last year. He noted that on the territory of Ukraine is about 8 thousand Russian soldiers under the command of the Russian Federation, as well as that near the Ukrainian border were built new military bases of Russia and that Russia conducts regular military exercises.
Poroshenko said about the risk of resumption of full-scale hostilities in the Donbass 24.02.2016