The Kremlin has unleashed the war in the Donbass as a lever of pressure on Ukraine and Europe. About this NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said during a meeting with the President of the Ukrainian world Congress (UWC) Eugene Choliy.

During the meeting the sides discussed the current situation in the East of Ukraine, said the press service of the Council of national security and defense.

As noted Turchinov, attacks by Kremlin mercenaries after the next cease-fire is not stopped, and this is evidence that “Putin is not going to get out of the occupied territories and for him the war in the Donbass – a lever of pressure on Europe and Ukraine”.

Also discussed was the problem of blocking of military-technical cooperation of Ukraine with countries-partners and the issue of releasing Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held in Russia.

In addition, the parties paid attention to the help of the internals in the report to partner States of information and denial of fakes about Ukraine, spread by the Russian propaganda.

Also read: Volcker: the War – a challenge not only Ukraine but also the risk for the whole of Europe

Czolij stressed that the priority for the Ukrainian Congress – “helping the international community help to win a hybrid war against Ukraine”.

“From our side we will do everything possible to signed by the President of the United States the law on military-technical assistance to Ukraine remained only on paper and has become a reality,” he said.

The NSDC Secretary and the President of the UWC also stated that the sanctions pressure on the aggressor state was “not only to persist but to increase.”

In August 2017, was published the updated infographic depicting the number of Kremlin-controlled fighters and Russian military personnel in the temporarily occupied Donbas.

The war in the Donbas Putin puts pressure on Ukraine and Europe – Turchynov 01.09.2017

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