Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas to end in May, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine passes to another military format
15:01, 5 April 2018

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The President Petro Poroshenko claimed that the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas (ATO) will end in May 2018 and it will be replaced by another military format as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

‘The ATO will end in May. We pass to another format of the defense of the country according to the adopted law, the parliament supported by draft law on Donbas reintegration. We implement absolutely new and more effective measures for the use of the armed forces, an extension of our defensive capabilities and it is done because we see the sharp increase of the threat’s level in the east of our country. It's good to keep your powder dry’, Poroshenko claimed.

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The President added that the war will end with Ukraine’s victory.

As it was reported earlier, the law On the specifics of the state policy on ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, known as Donbas reintegration law, came into force on February 24, 2018

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According to the law, Ukraine’s Armed Forces joint operation headquarters is going to replace the Anti-Terrorist Operation (which is the official name of the operation in the conflict zone now) and be the main body in the conflict area. It is going to command the military assets of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military groups, the Interior Ministry, the National police dedicated to combating the Russian aggression in Donetsk and Luhansk regions”. Law enforcement officers, servicemen and everybody else involved in fighting the aggressor, are going to be subordinate to the Joint Force Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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