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Military threat in Ukraine is still very high, - Defense Minister
22:01, 19 August 2016
Military threat in Ukraine is still very high, - Defense Minister

Stepan Poltorak says military threat remains extremely high in state

22:01, 19 August 2016

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Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said this in comments to journalists, answering the question on the current level of military threat in the country, Unian reports.

"Since Russian troops crossed the border of Ukraine in 2014 the military threat remains extremely high and therefore we are preparing and doing our best to defend our territorial integrity", Poltorak said, and noted that the state organizes drills to train Ukraine’s officers.

He reported that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko "will present more than 150 units of military equipment in Chuguev, this equipment will be checked on the drills and then will be moved to Donbas region" on August 23.

"All the armory from the March of Independence will also be given to military units for the staffing”, said Poltorak.

Related: Defense Ministry conducts final preparations for March of Independence

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