Ex-Defense Minister of Ukraine Kuzmuk said that the Ukrainian army was strong enough to reach the border with Russia, but for this to be achieved, it would be necessary to "wipe out" the cities of Donbass from the face of the world. He stated this on the air of ZIK TV channel.
At the same time, Kuzmuk confirmed that the self-defense forces of the Republic had strengthened their army over the past years.
"When we say that in three years we had the opportunity to rebuild our army, but we also gave them an opportunity to recover, get strengthened and restore order. By the way, they have a very good discipline. They do not wait for the courts and sentences, everything is decided by the laws of wartime. However, the Ukrainian army can still enter the border-line with Russia. We can do this by potential, but we will have to wipe out Donetsk, Lugansk, Gorlovka and all other cities from the face of the earth. There are civilians, this is our population and they will never leave the place, because they will not be given a chance," the former head of the Defense Ministry said.
"Imagine how one can storm Donetsk – it's impossible. I can even develop and justify a de-occupation plan for Donbass right now in the studio, but it can not be actualized for the same reasons," Kuzmuk said.
Let us recall that Ukrainian politicians and military regularly make categorical statements regarding the return of Donbass. In April, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Turchinov said that the Ukrainian military in Donbass should "move eastwards meter by meter, kilometre by kilometre," "the most important point – not to slip through the border."
At the end of December 2016, Turchinov said that Kiev was ready to "cleanse the occupied territories."
In October, the Nazi Yarosh stated that Kiev would regain control of Donbass on April 20, 2018 – the birthday of Hitler.
In June, Yarosh announced the preparation of an "instant military operation" in Donbass.
A few days before, a Ukrainian deputy Tymchuk stated that the AFU were ready to cleanse Donbass in 5-6 days and reach the Russian borders.
Note that against the background of such loud statements, the Ukrainian military distinguished themselves only by having created special units for alcoholics in the National Guard.
DONi News Agency