Friday, November 4 2016 19:23 EET
Ukraine
“Ukrainian Spetsnaz was a key player in deterrence of the Russian aggressor” - Minister of Defence
Ukraine, Spetsnaz, Russia, Minister of Defence, General of the Army,  Stepan Poltorak, aggression, war,  Donbas,  Kirovohrad

In the framework of his travel to Kirovohrad oblast Minister of Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak visited separate special operations regiment.

“Since first days of Russian aggression you were in the east of Ukraine. Spetsnaz was a key player in the enemy’s deterrence and permitted the Ukrainian army to accumulate men and tools,” General Poltorak said while meeting with unit personnel.

“During hostilities in Donbas we’ve learnt a lot, we broke ground while forming an army capable to resist the enemy and defend our people,” he underlined.

“We took decision to establish Special Operations Forces. We need to develop the appropriate infrastructure and training centres. We’ve discussed this issue during our meeting with Commander of Special Operations Forces, Commander of 3rdSpecial Operations Regiment and Head of Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Mr Serhiy Kuzmenko,” the Minister remarked.

Stepan Poltorak also awarded best servicemen.

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