Ukrainian army "on full alert," east "cannot be controled"

The Ukrainian army is on full alert due to "the threat of a Russian invasion,” Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has said.

Source: B92,

RT reported that he made the statement "after admitting that the government in Kiev cannot control the situation in the east of the country."

According to this, he urged a speedy creation of "regional militias loyal to Kiev."

“I am going back to the real threat that Russia would unleash a continental war against Ukraine. Our armed forces have been put on full alert,” Turchynov told a council of heads of Ukrainian regions in Kiev on Wednesday.

“We must have the capability to move those units fast to support other regions against such a threat,” he said of "regional militias."

According to him, Kiev cannot get the situation in the eastern regions under control, while "some people in law enforcement are cooperating with terrorist organizations."

That is the term Kiev authorities use to refer to anti-government protesters who are seizing government buildings in eastern Ukraine, RT noted in its report.


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