July 06, 2014 14:38
Kyiv promises not to bomb Donetsk, Luhansk
KYIV. July 6 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government forces will not use aviation to fire against the militia positions in Donetsk and Luhansk, said Andriy Lysenko, a spokesperson for the National Security and Defense Council (SNBO).
"The tactic of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, National Guard and Border Guard Service consists in ruling out massive bombing of the populated areas," Lysenko said at a briefing on Sunday.
He added that air-to-surface and artillery attacks are only carried out against militia members moving between populated areas and that special-forces units will operate in cities proper.
"The painstaking work within the city is for Ukrainian special forces," said Lysenko, adding that preserving civilian lives will be the primary task.
The information available to the SNBO suggests that disparate groups and small motorcades of militiamen, which managed to leave the active hostility zone, have entered Donetsk and continue reinforcing themselves in Luhansk, the SNBO spokesman said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
November 30, 2015
Samples of Alexander III's remains delivered to Moscow - source
Putin: there are reasons to believe that incident with Russian Su-24 connected with ISIL oil shipments to Turkey
Russia, U.S. share understanding of direction of Syria peace process - Putin
Meeting with Obama focused partly on Donbas, need to implement Minsk accords - Putin
Most leaders agree there was no need to down Russian Su-24 aircraft - Putin
Regional interests should move to back burner in face of terror threat - Putin
Putin says had no meeting with Erdogan
Putin hopes for productive cooperation with France in fight against terrorism
Putin: Attack on Su-24 was Ankara's great mistake
PUTIN SAYS HE IS VERY SORRY FOR RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND TURKEY SINCE HE PERSONALLY DID A LOT TO BUILD THEM UP
PUTIN: WE REPEATEDLY RAISED WITH TURKEY ISSUE OF TERRORISM FLOWS FROM THIS COUNTRY
PUTIN: PART OF CONVERSATION WITH OBAMA FOCUSED ON SETTLEMENT OF UKRAINE CRISIS, THERE IS UNDERSTANDING OF NEED FOR FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF MINSK AGREEMENTS
PUTIN: SPOKE TO OBAMA ABOUT SYRIA, LIST OF HEALTHY OPPOSITION FORCES IN SYRIA, AND JOINT TACTICS ON THIS POLITICAL TRACK