Poroshenko promised return Donbass of the Ukrainian flag
The President of Ukraine promised return Donbass of the Ukrainian flag. About this he wrote on his Facebook after the celebration of the anniversary of the return of the three cities of the Luhansk region under the control of Kiev.
The Ukrainian leader congratulated the residents of Severodonetsk, Lisichansk and Milestone with the fourth anniversary of liberation from “Russian mercenaries”. “I am sure that Ukrainian blue and yellow flag will be raised in all the towns and villages of Donetsk and Lugansk regions”, — he said.
July 19 it became known that the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov presented the strategy of restoring the integrity of Ukraine and “de-occupation” of Donbass. Previously, the official explained that it involves the tactics of “small steps”: first, the district or the city was occupied by peacekeepers, and then there are elections. A significant amount of work in this concept lies on the state border service of the country.
In early July, the Chairman of the faction “Batkivshchyna” in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko told that Poroshenko intends to seek an escalation of hostilities in the Donbass to stay for a second term or even cancel the elections in Ukraine in 2019. TV program in which Tymoshenko gave an interview closed in a few days.
February 20 the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on the reintegration of Donbass, which allows the President to send troops into any territory, to apply armed forces at any time and indefinitely, and gives the leader the authority to declare martial law.