Alexander Turchinovu: Mykhailo Markiv / RIA Novosti
For 2017, part of the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU) advanced ten kilometers or more in some parts of the contact line in the Donbass. About it on air of TV channel “Gromadske” said Secretary of national security Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.
“It is nice to say that 2016 and 2017 years differed from the past because we didn’t give a single meter of their land. Moreover, our units in some areas have advanced ten kilometers or more, improving its position. It’s a fact,” he said.
According to him, attempts by self-proclaimed supporters of Donetsk (DNI) and Lugansk (LPR) people’s republics to change the configuration on the boundary line “a fiasco”.
In the DNI statement Turchinov rejected. “This is nonsense, we have a mileage of “grey areas” (neutral strips separating the positions of the DNI and LC units and Mat — primas’. “Tapes.ru”) was not anywhere. If they think so, they had to enter our territory. Our territory and they never were. They occupied some areas in the “gray area”, and not entirely successful. Statements about the promotion is the demonstration of the supposedly heroic deeds, which no”, — told RIA Novosti in the operational command of the DNI.
The confrontation between Ukrainian security forces and militias self-proclaimed republics of Donbass lasts from spring 2014. Then the Kiev leadership that came to power in a coup, announced the beginning of anti-terrorist operation to suppress protests of the inhabitants of the East of the country. Western countries and Ukraine Russia are regularly referred to one of the parties to the conflict, Moscow in turn denies these allegations.
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