Turchynov: Evidence of Russia's war against Ukraine can be found on Putin's website
In Ukraine, there is no internal conflict but an undeclared brutal war waged by Russia against us, Secretary of the National Security and Defense of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said in his comment on another statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the "internal nature of the conflict in Ukraine."
"Having claimed about non-involvement of the Russian Federation in the military confrontation in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin once again demonstrated that the Kremlin's policy is based on cynical lies and guile," Turchynov noted.
NSDC Secretary of Ukraine noticed that another indisputable evidence of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine "can be found even on the official website of the Presidential Administration of Russia."
"In such a way, in June this year, Putin signed the decree on awarding generalship to professional Russian soldiers for crimes committed in the east of our country," he said.
According to Turchynov, the rank of general-lieutenant was awarded to major-general Asapov V. G., who had commanded the 1st Army Corps located in the occupied part of Donetsk region from April 2015 to May 2016.
The rank of lieutenant-general was awarded to major-general Yudin S. S., who had commanded the 2nd Army Corps located in the occupied part of Luhansk region from January to April 2015.
The rank of general-major was awarded to colonel Ruzynsky A. Y., who had commanded the 2nd separate motorized rifle brigade (Luhansk) of the 2nd Army Corps from April 2015 to May 2016.
Read alsoRussian proxies attack Ukraine 58 times in last day"These two Army Corps, which are waging the war against us in the east of Ukraine, are an integral part of the Armed Forces of Russia and are subordinated directly to the Center for territorial forces of the Southern military district of the Russian Federation," Turchynov emphasized.
"In Ukraine, there is no internal conflict but an undeclared brutal war waged by the Russian Federation against our independent democratic country. And only regular Russian television viewers brainwashed by the Kremlin's propaganda can trust Putin's deceitful statements," he said.