The Deputy Minister of the temporarily occupied territories Yury Grymchak expects that Russia will “leave” from the Donbass not later than 2018. In this last battle could take place in November 2017, the official said.
“I said, and I am ready to confirm that… in 2018, Russia will go (Donbass – approx.)”, said Grymchak in the air “5 channel”, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”. The Deputy Minister said that according to his calculations, the cause of “care” could become “something similar to the sanctions.”
In his opinion, “the best of Russia” was delayed due to the introduction at the beginning of 2017, “blockade of the occupied territories” (the Kiev means the territory of the self-proclaimed DND and LNR).
Hrymchak also predicted “the last battle for Ukraine” in November, when Russia “will try to strengthen all that she has in order to destabilize the situation in Ukraine.“
We will remind that on 24 July the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with the presidents of Russia, France and Chancellor of Germany said that the last days of July have become “one of the bloodiest in 2017” in the East of the country.
Poroshenko in this regard, urged Russia “to immediately stop aggressive actions and the supply of weapons to the occupied territories”. The Ukrainian leader stressed the importance of the introduction in the Donbass UN peacekeeping mission.
The day before a press-service of the armed forces on his page in Facebook reported that Russia has increased its military presence on the border with Ukraine and deployed three “shock” infantry division. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on this information, said that Moscow has the right to change the location of the armed forces on its territory as it sees fit.