Poltorak has revealed more details about the beginning of a new format of deokkupatsii of Donbass

Poltorak has revealed more details about the beginning of a new format of deokkupatsii of Donbass

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The operation will be under the leadership of the joint forces.

The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that in late April in the Donbas will end the anti-terrorist operation and will begin a new format under the leadership of the joint forces.

Reported by the BBC.

Poltorak said that the Ministry has already prepared the military authorities who will perform tasks in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. He also said that he was already training and ongoing re-deployment of military authorities, replacement units, restructuring of military units and their replacement.

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As noted, the new operation will direct the commander of the United forces, the President has appointed is Sergey New. As reported Poltorak, commander of the United forces will control the preparation and management of all defence force – not only APU but also of the SBU, police, national guard, border guards. Its main task is “to liberate the territory from the invaders and defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine”.

Before New was chief of staff – first Deputy commander of the Land forces of the APU. In 2016, the commander of the troops of expeditious command “East”. He began his military career as a platoon commander. After the appointment of Petro Poroshenko has said he saw him at the front in the ATO, and am confident that his level of training and experience will efficiently and responsibly manage the defence force.

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Also, the defense Minister said, will the number of Ukrainian forces in the Donbas. “Everything will depend on the situation,” he said. So, if the first stage is the operation of stabilization is the amount that we have now. If the situation will worsen or will take a decision on the release of the territory – then the number of personnel required will increase.

Poltorak said that it would facilitate civilian life in the conflict zone, because they will clearly understand who depend on the solution and that there is vertical control territories.

We will remind, in the occupied Donbas April 30, will begin a new phase – the operation of combined forces. The exact date of the operation called by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. This became possible with the adoption of the law on de-occupation of Donbass – “On peculiarities of state policy on ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions”, which the President signed on February 20.

Videoporoshenko during a visit to Donbass announced changes to the ATO

Instead, the ATO will be the Operation of the joint forces. And instead of a head of a staff of anti-terrorist operation – a new permanent commander of the new United forces. Now it is the army commander of the combined forces will guide the actions of all law enforcement agencies in the area of fighting on the frontline of Donbas.

TSN. 19:30

16 Mar, 20:14

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