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KHARKOV, October 12. /TASS/. Ukrainian special forces will be transferred to north-eastern Ukraine’s Kharkov region to reinforce administrative and state border. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gave this order upon the end of a working visit to the Kharkov region, regional Governor Igor Baluta said. This news report was posted at a website of regional state authorities.
Poroshenko proposed to form military brigades in the cities of Severodonetsk and Lisichansk in the west of eastern Ukraine’s breakaway Lugansk region. “The president asked Chief of the General Staff Colonel General Viktor Muzhenko to support [Kiev’s newly appointed head of the Lugansk region] Gennady Moskal and mull deployment of two military brigades in Severodonetsk and Lisichansk on the permanent basis,” the Ukrainian presidential press service said.
Kiev has transferred hundreds of armoured vehicles to the troubled region of Donbass for the time the ceasefire was in effect in the southeast of the country, Ukrainian presidential adviser Yuri Lutsenko said earlier. “I do not have the right to say the exact figure, but I can assure you that hundreds of armoured vehicles had been brought to the front recently. Thousands of well-trained troops that are trained much better that in the first days are being rotated,” he said.
Spokesman of Ukrainian security council Andrei Lysenko said about the fact that the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine allowed Kiev law enforcement agencies to regroup military forces, streamline operation of military enterprises and to complete the third stage of mobilisation.
A protocol on peaceful settlement in southeast Ukraine containing 12 conditions was signed in Belarusian capital Minsk on September 5. The ceasefire deal and exchange of prisoners of war were main terms of the agreement. On September 20, the Contact Group on Ukraine has adopted a memorandum on fulfilling the ceasefire in Minsk. The document comprises nine clauses which particularly ban the use of all types of weapons and the pullback of all weaponry of more than 100 millimetres in calibre 15 kilometres away from the frontline by each warring party. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has taken control over fulfilment of the memorandum.