KIEV, February 27 – RIA Novosti. Journalist Serhiy Garmash, a member of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) from Ukraine, suggested that Kiev could regain control of Donbass in the next ten years.
“I don’t want to make forecasts, but it seems to me that the real prospect in the next ten years, at least, we still have to liberate Donbass,” Garmash said on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel.
He noted that Kiev's efforts to regain control of Donbass “resonate in the West.”
In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, about 13 thousand people became victims of the conflict. The issue of resolving the situation in Donbass is being discussed, including during the meetings in Minsk of the contact group, which since September 2014 has already adopted three documents regulating steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict, shootings continue.