Rada's leading faction chief "doesn't think" Ukraine has plan to liberate Donbas by force

09:00, 23 January 2020
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The comment came as a response to Russian journalists' question on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Novoye Vremya reports.

The MP noted the need to "focus on a complete ceasefire on both sides" in Donbas, which should send "the strongest signal over the last five years."

"I don't think there is such a plan [of Donbas liberation by force]. Because all efforts of the past six months were aimed at a peaceful settlement exclusively. Moreover, we all must understand that there's shooting every day, people die on both sides, so this is such a 'mix' of a military situation and peaceful settlement efforts," the head of the pro-government faction said.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine official named conditions for the liberation of Donbas by force.

According to the deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Serhiy Kryvonos, the Armed Forces of Ukraine must be prepared for such a scenario.

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