Poroshenko demands return of AFU units to positions in which they took up before withdrawal of troops
Leader of European Solidarity Petro Poroshenko demands the return of the AFU units to the positions from which they were withdrawn during the disengagement of forces. He stated this at the coordination board today, – his Telegram channel reports.
“I would like to emphasize that the right to return fire should be given to the heads of units, who see the Russian offensive much better than the Supreme Commander from Kyiv. We demand the return of units to the positions they occupied during the year. “Our warriors are dying from sniper fire. We demand that they be provided with the necessary weapons and ammunition, as it was two years ago”, – he noted.
He addressed the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada with a demand to invite the Minister of Defense to report on the fines provided for the Ukrainian military for opening fire in response to the enemy fire.
“President Zelensky informed the public about 200 days of silence, creating a mirage of close peace. Now the authorities have recognized that the truce is a fiction. In fact, the war continues, our soldiers are killed, and 13 soldiers have died only since the beginning of the year. They are shocked that our soldiers are being fined for fires in response to Russian provocations, and we ask the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada to invite the Minister of Defense to the Verkhovna Rada to report on the number and amount of fines imposed on our soldiers for defending our land”, – he noted.
As previously reported, three servicemen from the JFO died in the Donbas on Sunday, February 14, as a result of theexplosion on an unknown explosive device. In this regard, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky instructed Minister of Defense Andriy Taran and Commander-in-Chief of the AFU Ruslan Khomchak to urgently arrive in the area of the Joint Forces Operation to establish all the circumstances of the death of three Ukrainian servicemen. In addition, several defenders of Ukraine have recently been killed or wounded by the enemy snipers.