Oleksandr Turchynov: Ukrainian Army on Full Combat Alert

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Ukraine's armed forces are on full combat alert according to the country's interim President Oleksandr Turchynov.

"I am once again addressing the real danger of the start of a continental war against Ukraine by the Russian Federation. Our armed forces have been put on full combat alert", Turchynov told the heads of regional administrations on Wednesday, cited by Interfax.

The interim president admitted that the situation in Dontesk and Luhansk regions remains unstable and the central government has not been able to regain control there.

"I want to say frankly that law enforcement agencies are not able to take control over the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions", he added.

Turchynov believes that a complete change of the police and security services staff is necessary in eastern Ukraine.

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sa-sha - 1 May 2014 // 10:22:10

To eurokelt:heard anything about History of the Crimea?

JUSTME - 1 May 2014 // 10:04:24

Eurokelt, well people where mostly protesting against corruption, which is the same now with the new Junta as it was before with the Legal government. And you should check your history books, Crimea always was Russia, is Russia and always will be Russia. Go their and visit, and try to find people who want to be in Ukraine. If the EU did not mess in Ukraine affairs, and try to separate two brother nations, Crimea happily could have remained in Ukraine. Do some more thinking, and a lot more reading EUROkelt.

eurokelt - 1 May 2014 // 09:28:06

Russia is the wrong doers, if they think they can just walk into the crimea which is NOT theirs and think we are going to just sit down and let them, you are living in the past. The old Ukrain goverment was fascist and the Ukrainian People did not want them, so the coward president "run away" The EU will never support the Russian insult to democracy.

George Zheliazkov - 30 Apr 2014 // 21:25:08

I don’t know who that Turchinov is and don’t have the time to research it. Turchin in Bulgarian means a Turk , is that guy a turk?. Anyways Turchinov are you ready to fight on the front line, and who put you in charge?

The bottom line here is that polarizing two Slavic countries so well related like a family towards a military conflict is EXTREMELY WRONG!
Hopefully cool heads will prevail and the Russians will not get caught in that obvious
foreign ill intended provocation.
There is absolutely no dignity and glory in beating up or killing your younger smaller brother, sister, etc.!!! Peaceful solutions only, no harm to your family! No loss of life!

Last but not least Russia should also realize that with those obvious provocations in case of violent resolution history is being written, which will be used with ill intentions against Russia in the future harming the image and relationship between those two great nations!

Optimistic - 30 Apr 2014 // 19:14:01

That illegal president says a complete change in security staff is necessary so instead of disarming the right sector facists he wants to bring them into the army.

That is not good, and makes it important that Eastern Ukrainan pro referendum protestors remain armed to protect themselves from a government backed facist armed force.

JUSTME - 30 Apr 2014 // 18:38:57

Sheldon, good point! From high alert, to higher high alert, then even higher higher high alert, so today must be extra higher higher high alert. Good that Novinite keeps us informed of the changing status

Sheldon - 30 Apr 2014 // 18:19:26

They've been on high alert on and off for months....report something meaningful.

JUSTME - 30 Apr 2014 // 18:05:32

If I was Mr. Oleksandr Turchynov I would be worried too. He is a part of an illegal Junta desperately trying to hang on to power. But the Ukrainian people are smart, and wait a Russian rescue to restore the constitutional order in Ukraine. These guys in Kiev now, don't trust elections, as they say from the Orange Revolution, the people voted back in the old government removed by these radicals. The EU should be doing more to remove these people, and support Russia in its efforts to stabilize the situation.

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