Muzhenko told about the reformatting of the ATO

Муженко рассказал о переформатировании АТО

Viktor Muzhenko

Will be created a joint operations headquarters, which will be the main management body operation on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

The anti-terrorist operation in the East of Ukraine is reformatted in the operation joint forces, headed by the military leadership. On Thursday, February 22, said in an interview with Radio Liberty, chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko.

Appropriate reformatting approved by the President of Ukraine.

“The law that February 20 was signed by the President of Ukraine, sistematizirovat activating the APU to perform the tasks that they performed in the ATO and the format change of the primary operation. ATO be completed, and we move on to the operations of the joint forces,” – said Muzhenko in an interview.

According to him, the creation of a unified headquarters, which will manage the operation of the joint forces.

“This implies a clear structure of the management system, the subordination of certain forces and means of the military leadership, the establishment of a joint operations headquarters as the main body of the management of this operation on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions “, – said the chief of the General staff APU.

According to him, this will allow to systematize the work of the APU units and units and forces of other components of the security sector “more effectively and within the legal framework apply to APU.”

Answering a journalist’s question about who will lead the staff of the combined forces, the chief of the General staff of the armed forces announced that it would be “people with combat experience.”

“We have appropriate candidates. They require certain approval procedures. And then in no time they will be given to the President of Ukraine for endorsement a candidate. It will be a man with combat experience and enough skills, knowledge and experience to perform such tasks, ” – said Muzhenko.

Recall President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on 20 February signed a law “On peculiarities of state policy and ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions”, which pereformuliruem ATO, and identifies Russia as the aggressor and said that waiting for approval from the Minister of defence of Ukraine and chief of the General staff of VSU on an agreed candidate to the post of commander of the United forces.

Earlier, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Ukraine “will make a colossal mistake by scrapping the Minsk agreements,” if the law on the reintegration of Donbass will be finally adopted.

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