"The management of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, servicemen of the armed forces of Ukraine treat the courageous fighters of volunteer battalions, who defend the homeland, with all due respect. Their dedication and motivation is beyond doubt," the minister said.
"At the same time, the activity of any armed group should be settled within the framework of the legislative field. Therefore, I urge all the volunteers to make your choice and join the power unit of the country in the shortest possible time - the future of our state depends on it," Poltorak said.
He is convinced that "only united into one powerful force, we will be able to effectively counter any enemy who decides to covet the freedom and territorial integrity of Ukraine."