The cease fire between pro-Russian separatists and the country’s government in Ukraine is now over. President Petro Poroshenko suspended the ceasefire after talking to the National Security and Defense Council.
President Poroshenko declared:
“We will attack and we will liberate our land. Non-renewal of the ceasefire is our response to terrorists, rebels, looters, all those who are tormenting civilians, who are paralyzing the regions’ economy…who are depriving people of a normal, peaceful life.”
Poroshenko is currently the country’s “commander-in-chief” and he declared that he is not going to allow a “ceasefire regime” as the separatists showed “unwillingness and inability” in controlling the actions of the units.
According to the president, the protection of the country’s territorial integrity is a priority together with guaranteeing the lives and the safety of the civilians. It was also added that the armed forces already received appropriate instructions.
In the current conflicts in Ukraine the number of casualties on the Ukrainian government troops side is over 27 and at least 69 during the shady ceasefire that was established until yesterday. The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs added that the pro-Russian separatists did violate the official ceasefire a number of 108 times.
Poroshenko issued an ultimatum and said that if the separatists do not disarm, they will be squashed.