The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the celebrations to mark the 24th anniversary of independence of the country, said that the Danger of aggression on his country and incursions into its territory is preserved.
"Does this mean all (sanctions against Russia and the fall of its economy - ed.) that the enemy did not want the idea of direct invasion or attack of terrorists into Ukraine? No, "said Poroshenko, RIA" Novosti ".
He repeated the statement about the concentration of Russian troops near the border With Ukraine and their presence in the Donbas. For example, according to his statement, close to Ukraine's borders in the East are about 50 thousand Russian soldiers. Also Poroshenko again subjected to prosecution of the Russian Federation in the supply of arms to Eastern Ukraine. First Poroshenko said that the victims force special operations in the Donbass were about 2, 1 thousand Ukrainian soldiers. In addition, the head of Ukraine said that until there was no guarantee of refusal of conscription and did not rule out new waves of mobilization. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 6, 8 thousand People, at least 17 thousand have Received damage of health. On Thursday, the Deputy commander of the corps of the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Bacurin stated that the Ukrainian Military are hatching plans for the encirclement of Donetsk. According to his statement, after " carrying out shelling of the positions of the DPR armed forces begin an offensive on Mariupol and Debaltseve directions." Prior to this, Deputy permanent envoy of Russia to the OSCE Andrey Rudenko said that Kyiv tightens equipment and weapons to the separation line in the Donbass, it may indicate the preparation of a large-scale provocation.