Russia to remain Ukraine’s main military threat in long-term perspective: Poroshenko

20:15, 27 January 2016
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes Russia, the aggressor state, will remain Ukraine’s main military threat in the long-term historical perspective, according to the presidential press service’s report from a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council.

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“In the long-term historical perspective, the main military threat is Russia – the aggressor state,” the president said.

Poroshenko emphasized the necessity of approving new military-administrative division, stressing that the new military-administrative zoning would increase the efficiency of mobilization measures and optimize the territorial defense system based on the experience gained over the past two years.

“Until recently, this zoning was based on the fact that the majority of military formations of Ukraine were located near the western border of Ukraine where all conditions for the troops were provided,” the President said. At the same time, the eastern border was not demarcated and virtually there was no eastern defense line, as stated by Petro Poroshenko. Thus, the country paid an extremely high price for that.

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