Stepan Poltorak, Ukraine's defense minister expressed surprise at the recent statement by oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky, who described Donbas conflict a 'civil war'. He said this on air of Pryamyi TV channel on May 3.
'Frankly speaking, I was surprised. I thought there's not a single man in Ukraine who would think so', Poltorak said.
He expressed confidence that all Ukrainians understand who's behind the military aggression in Donbas, as well as who fights whom and what kind of weaponry is used in the conflict.
The minister stressed he would not like to evaluate Kolomoysky's actions, considering the fact that the oligarch contributed to the development of the Ukrainian army in 2014.