According to the deputy minister, smuggling of various goods is a common thing in Donbas. George Tuka is positive that this process is extremely dangerous not only in terms of economic consequences, but also from a military perspective.
"It all starts with smoking breaks and meetings over a shot of vodka. And then comes the proposal: ‘Let's make some "dough". And it all ends with a usual recruitment," Tuka said.
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Earlier, Deputy Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons George Tuka stated that Ukraine was not ready for an offensive in eastern Ukraine.