Sergey Newphoto: Mikhail Palinchak / Ukrafoto
Ukraine has moved to the “ideological de-occupation” not under Kiev’s control of parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. About it in interview “to the High castle,” said commander joint forces (OOS), Lieutenant-General Sergei New.
New said that talks with media executives “with respect to their impact” on the territory not controlled by Kiev. “Besides, now in the Armed forces of the State service of communication and information protection donated equipment, which suppresses the TV from the temporarily occupied territories”, — he told.
“The best way to influence the consciousness of the local population is to demonstrate the effective working of government, so that people can see that life is improving, so they can compare,” added New.
Also, the military believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not favorable for large-scale war in the Donbass. “His goal is to leave Ukraine within its sphere of influence. It is advantageous to blackmail Ukraine on the Transnistrian scenario. This is why he started the conflict in the East”, — said New.
“But Putin himself does not realize what a catastrophic mistake was made: with his own hands the whole nation did their own worst enemies, enemies of the Russian state. The Ukrainian people, remembering the sacrifices brought to him that war, will never forgive and will take revenge. Putin has unwittingly United and tempered Ukrainian nation”, — he said.
Commander OOS also shared his thoughts on the timing of the end of the armed conflict in the Donbass. “I think there’s a good chance that the war may end quickly,” said New.
The armed confrontation in the Donbass caused a coup in Ukraine, have been ongoing since April 2014. Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow of aggressive intentions and involvement in the fighting in the region. In response, Russia has stressed the lack of evidence and emphasizes that it is not involved in Ukraine’s internal conflict.
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