Civilians residing in Stanytsia Luhanska are preparing protest actions against the disengagement of Ukrainian forces from this sector of the contact line in Donbas. Yuriy Zolkin, head of the district civil and military administration, said this in his commentary to Hromadske TV channel.
According to him, if the Ukrainian army leaves this area, the local police and emergency ministry employees might risk facing the militants in those parts of the town that would become the demilitarized zone.
‘People doubt whether the Ukrainian authorities will be able to perform adequately in this area. Even armed police cannot patrol these streets – not to mention public utilities, hospitals and other vital establishments’, Zolkin said.