According to the press service, the Head of State noted that those who had used Grad against the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be found and eliminated just like the terrorist group headed by Groza (Storm) that downed the Ukrainian helicopter of the ATO forces with Igla MANPAD. "Militants will pay tens and hundreds of their lives for each life of our servicemen. Not a single terrorist will escape esponsibility, each of them will be punished," Poroshenko emphasized.
According to the President, all servicemen who protect the border, airports of Donetsk and Luhansk, other cities and town risking their lives every minute are heroes in whom the whole Ukraine believes. "The state respects its heroes and remembers everyone who sacrificed his or her life for the protection of the country," the President stressed.
Poroshenko also noted the actions of servicemen on the liberated territories. "It is extremely important that Ukrainian servicemen demonstrate responsible behavior from the very first second after liberation of the cities. They give their food rations, water and everything they have to local residents," he said.
The President praised the work of engineer-sapper units that had destroyed opver 100 mines and roadside bombs. He emphasized on the need to improve the situation on the provision of personal protection means for servicemen. "It is important to equip every serviceman at every checkpoint has body armor and everything necessary," the Head of State said.