To restore control over the occupied territories of Donbass Ukrainian army will take several weeks, assuming that Russia will not intervene. This was stated by the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov in an interview to Hromadske.
“The problem of planning a military operation in the East that you don’t understand how many troops you will face, how the Russian Federation will attract divisions, corps, regiments or armies. Potential, which is now in the occupied territory, it is also the regular armed forces of the Russian Federation”, – said Turchinov.
According to the NSDC Secretary, in the Donbas and the locals, but they are subordinate to the Russian military leadership. The big problem is a “second tier”.
“In fact, they use so-called “first” and “second” cases, which are subject to the 8-th army of the southern military district of Russia as the first echelon. A second tier is placed along the border with our country. It is a powerful rebuilt units, and aviation. Besides, laid an additional rail track, which allows the Central Russia a very fast transfer troops to our border,” – said Turchinov.
He also noted that the Parliament adopted the law on de-occupation of Donbass does not exclude the liberation of the occupied territories by force.