Ukraine’s ex defense minister: taking Donbass would mean cleansing it from the face of the earth


November 14, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Novorosinform, translated by Tom Winter –

Ex-Minister of Defense of Ukraine speaks of erasing Donetsk and Lugansk from the face of the earth.

Former Defense Minister of Ukraine Kuzmuk said that the Ukrainian army has enough strength to enter the border with Russia, but for this it will be necessary to “wipe out” the cities of Donbass. He said this on the air of ZIK.

At the same time, Kuzmut confirms that the fighters of the Republic have markedly strengthened their army over the years.

“When we say that in three years we had the opportunity to rebuild our army, but we also gave them chance to recover, strengthen, and restore order. By the way, they have very good discipline, there are no courts and sentences, everything is decided by wartime law. 

However, the Ukrainian army can still reach the border with Russia. We have the potential, but it entails wiping Donetsk, Lugansk, Gorlovka and all other cities from the face of the earth; there are civilians there, this is our population and they will never leave there, because they will not give up”- said the former head of the Defense Ministry.

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“For them, the civilian population is a human shield. Imagine how it is possible to storm Donetsk – it’s impossible, I can even develop and justify a de-occupation plan for Donbass in the studio, but for the same reasons it can not be done,” Kuzmuk said.

Recall that Ukrainian politicians and the military regularly make categorical statements regarding the return of the Donbass. In April, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Turchynov said that the Ukrainian military in the Donbass should move east “meter by meter, kilometer by kilometer.” 

At the end of December 2016, Turchinov said that Kiev was ready for “the cleansing of the occupied territories.”

In October, the Nazi Yarosh stated that Kiev would regain control of the Donbass on April 20, 2018 – the birthday of Hitler.

In June, Jarosh announced the preparation of an “imminent military operation” in the Donbass.

A few days before, the Ukrainian deputy Tymchuk stated that the APO were ready to clear the Donbass in 5-6 days and reach the Russian border.

Note that against the background of such high-profile statements, the Ukrainian military distinguished themselves only by the fact that, in the National Guard, they created special units for alcoholics.

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