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 Terrorists were given task to raise the flag over Debaltseve and Mariupol by Feb. 15 – Defense Ministry

The militants were given a task to establish control over Debaltseve and Mariupol by Feb. 15. That is, before the parties shall cease fire.

This was stated by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Chief of Staff Petro Mekhed, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"Considering the fact that we currently have agreed to cease fire at 12 a.m. Feb. 15, the Russian-terrorist troops were, according to my information, given the task to raise the flag over Debaltseve and in Mariupol," Mekhed told the journalists in Kyiv on Friday.

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According to him, the Ministry of Defense expects escalation of the situation in these areas and is taking all necessary measures to repel the militants' attacks.

Mekhed stated that throughout Thursday four combat engagements were recorded in the ATO area, and there already have been three before noon on Friday.

According to him, the Ministry of Defense notes an increase in the number of Russian troops in the ATO area.


Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n324555
 
 
 
 
 
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