Advertising

Turchynov orders restart of anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine

Author: Interfax-Ukraine All articles by this author

More about Interfax-Ukraine


Apr. 22, 2014 19:57
215 159
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov.
Photo by president.gov.ua/Mikhailo Markiv

 Acting President of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the nation's security forces to restart the anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country.

"I demand from security task forces to resume and carry fruitful counter-terrorism actions meant for protection of Ukrainian citizens, who live in the east of Ukraine, against the terrorists," reads a statement from Turchynov posted on the parliamentary Web site.

Acting president also stressed that on Tuesday there were found bodies of "two brutally tortured individuals" near Sloviansk of Donetsk region, one of whom resembles kidnapped deputy of Horlivka town council and member of Batkivschyna party, Volodymyr Rybak.

"Terrorists, who in fact took hostages the whole Donetsk region, overstepped the limits when started to torture and kill patriots of Ukraine. They dared to toss a challenge not just to our country, but to the whole world as well, when they demonstratively outraged upon the decisions, which have bee adopted in Geneva. These crimes are committed under the complete favor and with the connivance of the Russian Federation," he said.

Tags:


215 159

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.

comments powered by Disqus

Read more in {{sectionName}} section

All in {{sectionName}} section

SUBSCRIBE TO KYIV POST NEWSLETTERS