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 Situation aggravates in Donbas, Independence Day to be "hot", - Lutsenko

For several weeks on, eastern Ukraine has seen escalation of not only shelling, but also of raids by pro-Russian militants.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, this was announced by the Head of Poroshenko Bloc faction Yurii Lutsenko during Hero of the Day TV show.

"Escalation of not only shelling, but also of raids by pro-Russian militants has been recorded in the Donbas. So, unfortunately, the Independence Day will be "hot"," the politician said.

According to him, the Kremlin commits attacks to discredit the Ukrainian authorities.

"Putin seeks to discredit the Ukrainian authorities. He wants an internal disorder in Ukraine, and there is nothing better for him than to prove the current government inapt to restrain the aggressor. This would cause mass discontent and create a fertile ground for any separatist and revenge actions in the center of the Ukrainian capital," he said.

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Aware of this situation and possible course of events, Lutsenko says he will be staying at the front line during the Independence Day.

At the same time, he says the Ukrainian government has an opportunity, though not too quickly, to frustrate the Russian scenario.

"The government must repeatedly do three things in order to defeat the enemies of the Ukrainian state. Firstly, to knock down the aggressor. There is a whole range of measures in this regard. Secondly, we must provide an ordinary Ukrainian with tangible and beneficial results of reforms. Thirdly, we need results in fighting corruption, which is thriving even now. Therefore, handcuffs on the hands of high-rank criminals would also help restore the Ukrainian authorities credibility," Lutsenko resumes.

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