On behalf of the President of Petro Poroshenko, chief of the General staff Viktor Muzhenko is in the area of ATO. Ukrainian armed Forces ready to repel Russian hybrid army on the front line and in any direction. The head of state said during his working visit to Lviv region, reported on his Twitter page.
Also Poroshenko said that a contract army this year enrolled more than 45 thousand Ukrainians. This, according to the President, avoiding the need of ad 7 waves of mobilization.
“The Ukrainian army has become one of the most educated and Patriotic on the continent. Glory to Ukrainian soldiers!” – wrote the President.
According to him, the annexation and occupation of Crimea, the hybrid war in the Donbass “became for us a real domestic war for Ukraine, for its freedom and independence.”
The situation in ATO area is escalating – for the last days of the Russian occupation troops 96 times opened fire on positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces, including heavy artillery.