Successful completion of the ATO prevented a direct invasion of the Russian army – Poroshenko

The full and successful completion of the antiterrorist operation in Donbas region in 2014 has prevented a direct invasion of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine.

This was stated by President Petro Poroshenko at the meeting of the war Cabinet on Tuesday.

“The format of the ATO was released 2/3 of the occupied Donbass. Since each of you took a direct part in this, we can state that only the direct intervention of the Russian army units prevented the full and successful completion of the ATO. If we had no regular units of the Russian army that crossed the border, attacked the motivation of the Ukrainian army, doubt the effectiveness of the operation is completed I have no”, – said the President.

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The President also noted that at the initial stage of Ukraine’s defense problems arose due to the complete destruction of the Ukrainian Armed forces, which made the efforts of his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych.

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“Deliberately destroyed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Through the mechanisms of the presence of foreign agents, sale forces, demoralization, crime reduction, elimination of welfare, elimination of the training system. Today we have to talk about it, that in 2014, the efforts of the previous President, and previous Ministers, the army was destroyed”, – said Poroshenko.

The President of Ukraine said that the Ukrainian army is one of the most efficient in Europe. This was achieved “after 3.5 years of hard work, using a selection of 5 to 6 % of GDP on the sector of defense and security.”

“We can say, and even we, and our NATO partners have concluded that Ukraine now has one of the most effective armies in Europe,” said Poroshenko.

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Ukraine in 2014 was on the verge of martial law and a Russian invasion – new evidences in the case of Yanukovych

Recall, the former acting Minister of defence Mykhailo Koval during interrogation in the Obolon district court of Kyiv on the case of Yanukovych said that the Ukrainian Armed forces at the beginning of the Russian aggression had not actually been in a state of alert.

Koval added that during the stay of Victor Yanukovych the posts of President and Prime Minister were destroyed, stood on the Eastern borders, for example brigade in Artemovsk (now Bakhmut, ed.), Lugansk, Trehizbenka and other localities. He also noted that over the years has not in fact become the land of the military corps and the military in the Crimea were transferred to other cities or disbanded their connection. Former acting Minister of defence stressed that the level dropped and military education, was destroyed infrastructure.

Videofilter Yanukovych knew about the upcoming invasion of Russia in Crimea in December 2013

This sensational information was announced in the Obolon court during the questioning of two witnesses in case of treason Yanukovych. Deputy Chairman of the naval staff, Anatoly Burgomistrenko said that Russia has started to deploy special forces in the Crimea in January – before the bloody events on the Maidan.

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December 29, 2017, 08:52


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