Threat of destabilization in Kharkiv remains – chief of Poroshenko’s staff

09:20, 12 October 2016
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Head of Presidential Administration, former head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Ihor Rainin has told TV Channel 24 the threat of destabilization in Kharkiv remains if no measures are taken.

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"If no measures are taken and nothing is done, then, of course, there is," he said, answering the question whether there is a threat of destabilization in Kharkiv today.

"As for the Kharkiv region, we have adopted three programs – "Anti-Terror ", (civil) security program, and the program of territorial defense," said Rainin.

Read alsoUkrainian troops in Donbas attacked almost 50 times in last day"Kharkiv is a strategic region, Kharkiv region – is an area with 600 km of borders: 300 - with Russia and another 300 - with the ATO zone, both with the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The largest number of IDPs resettled in Kharkiv region, every tenth IDP is there. This is the outpost not only of Ukraine, but only of the whole Europe, because this is the farthest peaceful spot in the east," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, President Petro Poroshenko in late August appointed Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Ihor Rainin Head of the Presidential Administration.

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