Poroshenko deputy tells Ukrainians to prepare for “protracted war”

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February6, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Maksim Karpenko, PolitNavigator – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

While live on the TV channel “Inter,” Sergey Kaplin, a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, called on the Ukrainian population to prepare for a protracted war.

“Let’s resume preparations for the civil defense of our population. Today we should honestly tell our people that no Minsk Agreements, no negotiations, and no geopolitical shifts in the world will lead to a stabilization of the situation. We should learn to live in a state of war or semi-war for the next few years. The country should be prepared for these challenges,” Kaplin stated.

Kaplin was supported by international affairs analyst Aleksandr Sushko, who added: “We should honestly tell the people waiting who sincerely believe that the war could end and that normal life will return in six months – tell them that normal life will not return in the coming years, and maybe this extraordinary situation will continue for decades.”

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Before his election in May 2014, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to end the war in Donbass within two weeks.  

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