The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko agreed with the leadership of the General staff and of the Council of national security and defence the situation in the East of the country and measures to strengthen the defense, for example, in the area of Debaltsevo, said the press service Poroshenko on Wednesday.
" The participants of the meeting discussed the situation at the front and several activities aimed at strengthening defence, for example, in the area of Debaltsevo ", - informs the press service of Poroshenko. Kiev fears appearance in Debaltsevo new boiler, such Ilovaisk, where Ukrainian security forces were surrounded and suffered significant losses.
the meeting was attended by, in addition to the President, the chief of the General staff Colonel-General Viktor Murzenko, 1st Deputy chief of the General staff Gennady Vorobyov, Secretary of the Council of national security and defense Oleksandr Turchynov.
" the Director explained that, according to operational information, the situation is stable but tense, Ukrainian Soldiers firmly hold the defence and protection of certain milestones, according to the report.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against disgruntled happened last February by the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 5 thousand civilians. In September, facilitated by the OSCE and Russia, the Ukrainian Authorities and the self-proclaimed Militia DND and LNR agreed in Minsk truce. Despite the fact that the Militia and the Ukrainian Military periodically accused one another in the violation, in General, the reviews and the parties to the conflict, and observers from the OSCE, the ceasefire was respected.
However, on January 9, the intensity of attacks in the region has increased, as has the number of victims of the conflict. The Ministry of defence of Ukraine said that the APU build up reserves in all areas where combat operations are being conducted. Militias from our side told me that " pushed the front line to defend shelling of residential areas of the cities of the Ukrainian security forces. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation believe that the recent events in the Donbass confirm the most serious concerns about the intention of Kiev by force to resolve the situation in the Donbass.