Ukrainian President signs an order on the Joint Force Operation (JFO) in Donbas, declaring that the ongoing anti-terror operation in Donbas is completed. The change of the format is defined in the law 'On Donbas reintegration'.
"The order introduces the decision of Ukraine's national security and defense council to cancel the format of the anti-terror operation introduced in 2014. ATO is finished now," Petro Poroshenko announced.
“I sign the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the beginning of the joint force operation on national security and defense, repulse and deterrence against the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. According to the order, the Joint Force Operation kicks off at 2 p.m. on April 30, 2018 on national security and defense, repulse and deterrence against the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in accordance with the plan of the Joint Force Operation,” the President said.
He also thanked the ATO Commander General Mykhailo Zabrodsky for "a wonderful mission completion" and noted that the General shall get back to commanding air assault army.
The President has also announced that Serhiy Nayev shall perform commandment of the JFO.
As we reported earlier, President Petro Poroshenko appointed Serhiy Nayev as the Joint Force Commander on March 16. Serhiy Nayev is not really a public figure
In one of his interviews, a few years ago, Serhiy Nayev said: 'We already create a new army. All processes of the military education and settlement, both at the places of the permanent stay and the proving grounds, try the particular changes. The global processes that complement each other take place. We hold the military actions, reform the Armed Forces and renew the armament and military equipment. However, out main heritage are people. We have many soldiers who gained the military experiences. They will become the basis of the future army. I am sure that it will be one of the best armies of the world. We have people, experience and desire of the governance of Ukraine for the better changes. So, I believe in the good future'.