Turchynov orders restart of anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine

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April 22, 2014, 7:57 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov.
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 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.

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