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The chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine Ruslan Homchak stated that he had received orders not to return fire on the contact line with the breakaway territories of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. He told about it in interview “Bi-bi-si Ukraine”.
According to him, neither he nor the military-political leadership of the country, nor the commanders on the ground could not give such an order, as well as any other person who “knows anything about the war.” However, he expressed confidence that the commanders of the Operations of the United forces (OOS) will not give such an order ever. He also noted that everyone understands that to provoke the enemy to the collision is also not necessary.
Earlier in the same interview Homchak said that Ukraine is not yet ready for new provocations in the Kerch Strait, explaining that they have “not so many Ukrainians.” The chief of staff also commented on the passed in 2014 battle for Ilovaysk in which he was.
5 June took place the meeting of the trilateral contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass. The representative of the Ukrainian delegation Leonid Kuchma has proposed to enshrine in a new agreement on the ceasefire in the zone of armed conflict rule “not to shoot back”. Later he explained that to respond to the fire it is only necessary in those cases, if the fighting on the territory where there are no settlements.
This idea was supported by the President of Ukraine Zelensky, but it criticized the former head of gosudarstven Poroshenko, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, and the former leader of the banned in Russia “Right sector” Dmitry Yarosh.
The armed conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014. Part of the region came under the control of Kiev, after which was formed the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s Republic. In the spring of 2018, the format operation has been changed, the control over its implementation have received the Armed forces of Ukraine from the HSE, which replaced the anti-terrorist operation under the control of the security Service of Ukraine.
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