"When someone tells me that the border is not completely closed, I tell them that main highways are equipped with checkpoints. The highways that were used for supplying heavy machinery from Russia, tanks, and armoured personnel carriers are blocked off now because there are military roadblocks. The operation took place in stages, and I believe its was successful. Shutting down the containment lines and borders changed psychological and military-strategic situation in the east of Ukraine," Parubii said.
According to him, the ATO in eastern Ukraine was difficult to conduct because of military equipment from Russia. "In fact, one of the most powerful countries in the world - the Russian Federation - is waging an undeclared war against us. Thus, an extremely large number of armed men and military vehicles create difficulties for serious military operations that at the same time aim to prevent casualties in its course. Such operation was conducted," he added.