Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev who was appointed as the Joint Forces Commander in Donbas claimed that the main difference in the holding of the anti-terrorist operation and Joint Forces operation is the subordination. He claimed this to Ukrinform.
'The main difference is subordination. If earlier the ATO took place under the common guidance of the Anti-terrorist center of the SBU, now the Joint Forces operation place under strategic guidance of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine', the general noted.
According to him, consequently, there is another question connected with the management, responsibility, operative and tactic tasks that should be consistently fulfilled to reach the aims of the operation.
Nayev added that he personally obeys to Chief of the General Staff, General Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine'.
Earlier the General Staff worked out the documents on the beginning of the Joint Forces Operation instead of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas. Now, President Poroshenko should approve them.