Ukrainian army soldiers can return fire during the armed conflict in the Donbass, despite the offer of President Vladimir Zelensky not to respond to attacks. This was stated by Deputy commander of the headquarters Operations of joint forces (EP) major-General Bogdan Bondar, reports UNIAN.
According to Cooper, the military have the right to respond with fire if there is a threat of life or loss of territory. “The Ukrainian units have every right to respond adequately to all attacks without asking a senior officer to apply firepower in case of a threat of life or loss of territory. It is not even discussed”, — he said.
Cooper added that troops will not be punished for an adequate response to the attack.
On June 6 former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has criticized the idea Zelensky to prohibit the military to fire on the militia in the Donbass. He compared these measures with voluntary execution. In his opinion, the prohibition of return fire you can enter only after the UN gonna send a peacekeeping contingent in the Donbass.
Deals of the current authorities to resolve the conflict in the Donbass, presented the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma at the meeting of the trilateral contact group on 5 June.
In addition to the ban to backfire Kiev offers to remove the economic blockade of uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Poroshenko has already called this idea of betrayal of national interests, and Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko found that the unblocking is equivalent to the financing of terrorism (under the law on the reintegration of Donbass, LC and DNR are not terrorist groups — approx. “Of the tape.ru”).
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