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 Martial law must be imposed in case of peace talks on Donbas failure - Turchynov

Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov sees no alternative to the introduction of martial law if peace talks fail.

He said in an interview with Channel 5, Censor.NET reports citing NSDC Secretary press service

Oleksandr Turchynov noted that the decision to impose martial law will be prepared by the National Security and Defense Council if Russia as an aggressor would block peace initiatives of the President of Ukraine, and will destroy the format of peaceful settlement of the conflict, which they have created. "We will have no other alternative than martial law imposition and other appropriate actions if the peaceful settlement format - the format of negotiations does not take effect," he said.

The NSDC Secretary noted that the President clearly and adequately assess the situation and is doing everything to ensure the peaceful development of events. "The President is the Supreme Commander, he runs all the Armed Forces and, trust me, he will not hesitate for an instant when he will see that there is no other way except active hostilities," he said.

Oleksandr Turchynov believes that only a strong, powerful army can protect the country but not the international negotiations and sanctions: "We need to create one of the strongest armies in Europe at least. The aggressor will recon with this fact only and it is the only way we can liberate our country. There is no other way."

In addition, Oleksandr Turchynov noted that the Russian terrorist groups violate the cease-fire agreement almost daily and there are from 15 to 27 attacks of our positions committed every day. "We have no alternative but to defeat the enemy and liberate the entire country from the Donbas to Crimea from the invaders," he stressed.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n318200