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 Ukrainian Army Is Close to Defeating the Terrorists – Minister of Defense Heletei

The Ukrainian troops have made significant progress in the fight against terrorists operating in two regions of eastern Ukraine.

This was stated by Minister of Defense Valerii Heletei, Censor.NET reports citing BBC.

He said that government forces should take control of the crash site of the Malaysian Boeing. He noted that the clashes between the Ukrainian army and the separatists should not affect the work of international experts investigating the crash.

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Heletei stated that there is a strategy for taking control of the large area where the crash site is located. However, he said, the strategy will not be implemented due to the presence of experts in the area.

According to the Minister, the Ukrainian army is close to defeating the terrorists. However, he noted that despite the heavy losses of the militants, their number is still around 15,000 people, adding that the new reinforcements arrive from Russia to Ukraine on a regular basis.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n296585