Poroshenko apologized to the Ukrainians for “high expectations”
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko apologized to the Ukrainians for their unfulfilled promise to quickly complete the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in the Donbass, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“More than four years ago, I said that anti-terrorist operation will last hours, not months. Now it is not so important, the context in which those words were spoken…
I regret that gave rise to high expectations. I sincerely apologize for giving hope, that’s not true.
It’s a shame, I made a promise that has not happened. Ask pardon for that,” said Poroshenko in the river during the ceremony of raising state flag of Ukraine.
The armed forces of Ukraine started anti-terrorist operation beyond the control of Kiev, the South-Eastern part of the country in April 2014 On completion of the ATO was announced in April 2018, instead of the Ukrainian authorities began operation of the United forces (OOS).
In February, Ukraine adopted the law “about the reintegration of Donbass”, according to which Russia recognized as responsible for death and destruction in the region. In August, Poroshenko announced his intention to file a lawsuit against Russia “for redress”. Moscow denies its involvement began four years ago in South-Eastern Ukraine conflict.
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