Kiev could change tactics against the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR) under the influence of the West, said a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Sergei Tsekov. This opinion Senator said in an interview with "ru" on Wednesday, may 17, commenting on the words of the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak on the impossibility of a military solution to the situation in the Donbass.
"They could change their position, because there is serious pressure from the international community, he said. — In addition, they know the real situation in Donetsk and Lugansk. In Kiev know that there is already formed a regular professional army, established the production of their own weapons".
At the same time, the MP does not exclude that in reality the Ukrainian side has not refused the opportunity to regain control over Donbass by force, but such statements is trying to "lull". "The near future will show how they have changed their attitudes. The ear should keep eyes open", concluded the member of the Federation Council.
Earlier Wednesday, the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said, the authorities do not consider the way of returning the power of the territories of the DNI and the LC under your control.
14 APR Secretary of the national security and defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov called the task of the military of the country, "meter by meter, mile after mile, while minimizing losses, to move to the East". DNR drew attention to the fact that these words show disregard for the Minsk agreements by Kiev.
Armed conflict in the East of Ukraine began in the spring of 2014 after Kiev's attempts to suppress it by force performances in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions caused by the change of power in the country.