February 21, 2014 12:26
Deputy chief of staff of Ukrainian armed forces resigns
KYIV. Feb 21 (Interfax) - Lt. Gen. Yury Dumansky, a deputy chief of staff of the Ukrainian armed forces, has announced his resignation.
"The Ukrainian armed forces are being dragged into a social conflict today. This may cause a massive loss of life, both among civilians and military servicemen. This is my personal position as an officer and a citizen of Ukraine," Dumansky said in a telephone interview broadcast on Channel 5 television.
"I have decided to tender my resignation to prevent further escalation [of violence] and bloodshed," he said.
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