Kiev continues to reinforce the army in the East of Ukraine, said Secretary of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.
"We're in a 3 times increased the number of combat-ready brigades and battalions. 2 times artillery and MLRS, military aircraft, and similarly in 1, 5 times was more combat vehicles ", - said Turchinov. Also, according to his statement, "more than 1,500 pieces of equipment delivered to the army," reports the news Agency.
At the same time Turchynov said that "the Donbas region of Ukraine. "" we must do everything to implement the reintegration of Donbass. This is a complex process, "He said, reports RIA" Novosti ". He said that Ukraine does not recognize the local elections in the territories of the LNR and DNR conducted according to Ukrainian laws. He also said that Minsk consensus provide a direct route to reintegration of Donbass. However, Turchinov noted that real action Ukraine will carry out " after the withdrawal of Russian troops ". 1 September in the Donbass began a ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk during the last meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine. In the last period the situation in the Donbass deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue. In DND stated that the slightest provocation on the amount of equipment and forces, which Kiev pulled up to the line of contact in Donbas, increases the likelihood of a reduction to full-scale hostilities. 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.