Defense minister says anti-terrorist operation to continue until Ukraine's east is reclaimed (UPDATED)


Jul. 06, 2014 18:24
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Ukraine's Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey speaks in Sloviansk following the Ukrainian army's recapture of the city on July 6.
Photo by ATO press center

Ukraine’s new Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey praised the Ukrainian army’s conduct in recapturing the former rebel stronghold of Sloviansk on July 5, pledging a continuation of the government’s anti-terrorist operation (ATO) against the ongoing insurgency in the country’s east until it's cleared of terrorists.

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