The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine said that it would not end the war in Donbas

Summary

Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, bluntly stated that Ukraine will continue the war and that it does not need peace in Donbas. This happened during the visit of the delegation to the disengagement line on Donbas in the villages Petrivske and Zolotye.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that Ukraine is sabotaging peace in Donbas and that Ukraine does not need Donbas.

US Chargé d'Affaires to Ukraine, William Taylor, and the ambassadors of Great Britain, Germany and France together with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, visited the scene of the withdrawal of front-line troops in Donbas on 7 November 2019. Diplomats recognised that Ukraine is abiding by the ceasefire and is fulfilling its part of the agreements.

When communicating with local residents, Avakov actually expressed hope that the withdrawing of the front-line troops would happen in the whole region, up until the border with Russia. “I hope that peace will be final throughout the country. I hope that the next time troops will be withdrawing, Donetsk will be liberated to us,” the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine emphasised.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 172
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: DNR, Civil war, LNR, War in Ukraine, Donbas
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @Channel 1 time 00:26:28 - 00:26:35; 00:27:24 – 00:27:28)
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Disproof

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