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Ukraine will need less than a day to regain control over the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics. About it in interview to TV channel “1+1” said the former commander of the United forces (EP) of Ukraine Sergey New.
According to him, the military action on the “liberation of the territory” will take so much time in that case, if the Ukrainian military will act quickly and will be able to gain a foothold on the border. After that, the territories of the DNI and the LC must start special events under the leadership of the National guard, National police and other law enforcement agencies.
New said that the militia are preparing offensive operations in the Donbass. “We know the threatening direction of the line of contact, and such area more than ten. We provide response actions in these areas, all tools are always ready to respond,” he said, adding that the environmental goal is not to “liberate” Donbass by force, as the authorities insist on reaching the goal through political and diplomatic means.
After the victory in the second round Vladimir Zelensky New was dismissed, and his place was taken by Alexander Cerski, formerly head of the joint operations staff of the armed forces.
OOS in the Donbass under the command of the APU began on 30 April 2018. She replaced the anti-terrorist operation, which took place in the South-East of the country under the control of the security Service of Ukraine in 2014, after the change of power in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities accused Russia of involvement in the conflict. Moscow has repeatedly pointed out, that is not a party erupted in the Eastern Ukraine conflict.
Video, photo All from Russia.