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The current state of the Ukrainian army will not allow the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to make a “military walk” in Kiev. With this opinion on Friday, may 11, addressed the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, reports UNIAN.
“Today the Ukrainian army is in a completely different state. Putin’s plan — the military walk in Kiev — is now impossible. And it’s a preliminary victory of Ukraine and its army, the whole nation”, — Lutsenko said, comparing the situation in the army of the country in 2014 and 2018.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor General added that it is not necessary to think that the Russian President “wants the Crimea or Donbass,” or “wants to protect so-called Russian-speaking”. “Do not think that he wants somehow to influence the situation in Eastern Ukraine. Putin’s task is to prevent a successful Ukraine. A successful Ukraine is a deadly example for the Russian Empire. Once part of the Russian Empire will be convinced that an independent in the full sense of the word Ukraine lives better On this end and this Empire, like all previous ones in all the millennia before this,” he said, emphasizing that the uncontrolled Kiev territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions will be “liberated” by diplomatic, economic and other peaceful methods.
Lutsenko is convinced that the territory under control to Kiev you need to return solely through diplomacy. “Remember always that put fascists in Kiev was worth half a million prisoners, and taken by the Nazis a few years Kyiv was worth half a million dead, partially naked Ukrainian people threw on the guns. Such methods to liberate his Holy land we have no right,” he was quoted by “Ukrainian truth”.
“We are not ready to 10 thousand killed every day. Donbass will be liberated by diplomatic, economic and other methods, which should not lead to such a price and it is our difference from totalitarian Russia: the then and current, [Soviet leader Joseph] Stalin and Putin, who have the same blood and drinking the blood of enslaved peoples”, he concluded.
Relations between Kyiv and Moscow deteriorated sharply after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in March 2014 and the beginning of the conflict in the Donbass in April of the same year. Ukraine accuses Moscow regularly in the conduct of hostilities in the South-East of its territory and calls the aggressor, the Kremlin rejects these accusations.
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