The president stressed that the last weeks' increase in tension along the demarcation line in the Donbas was clearly synchronized with the attempts to destabilize the situation inside the country.
"This scenario of Kremlin is obvious. Whether consciously or blindly some our patriots participate in it, I do not care. Whatever their motivation is, as the guarantor of the Constitution, the rights and freedoms of citizens, I have to exterminate the phenomenon of illegal armed units," the head of state stressed.
"Those firing grenade launchers and machine guns in Zakarpattia are terrorists and criminals. Their nature is not changed after pinning a patriotic chevron and wrapping in a Ukrainian flag. But the guilt becomes even harder. There will be no place to anarchy and chieftainship in Ukraine. We had this experience in the early 20th century and lost our state. Now we must do our best to save the Ukrainian state. Because then, the victory of Russia and loss of our independence served as a strong lesson for Ukrainian people to ever remember the notion of anarchy," Poroshenko said.
As reported before, Poroshenko will shortly advance the initiative to temporarily provide law enforcement officers with the right to prosecute as terrorists all armed individuals, who do not serve as law enforcers.