The press service of the President reported this to Censor.NET
The President stressed that, according to the Security Service of Ukraine, the active phase of the antiterrorist operation continues. "The new Russian multiple rocket launcher systems were used against the Armed Forces of Ukraine during past three days," said he. The information of Russian active officers' participation in hostilities against Ukrainian Army is also confirmed.
The Head of State said he plans to hold a session of the National Security and Defense Council during the meeting.
The President took note of the need for some changes in tactics, which would allow narrowing the antiterrorist operation area, strengthening the protection of borders and making the best to ensure the protection of civilians.
The Head of State ordered CEO of the state concern Ukroboronprom Roman Romanov to strengthen the combat operations' efficiency by improving the weapons supply of the Ukrainian troops in the ATO area within a week.
The President focused the attention of the Chief of General Staff and the Interior Minister on the fact that civil authorities must immediately return to the settlements freed from the militants. The local officials should be able to take care of the population by rebuilding the infrastructure, establishing peaceful life and providing social benefits. "The main thing that people need now is security," said the President, adding that the local population in the liberated cities helps Ukrainian servicemen.
The President emphasized the responsibility of the servicemen for restoring peace in the liberated cities. "If you regained control of the settlement, it is important not only to raise the flag, but also protect it as well as the state and the people," Poroshenko said.