Poroshenko summed up the ATO results

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the format of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the Donbass region, which was finished on Monday, provided an opportunity to hold fair elections in Ukraine in 2014-2015.
Previously, Poroshenko announced that the Anti-Terror Operation in the Donbass region would end on April 30, it would be replaced by the Operation of the United Forces (OUF). According to Kiev, the current format of the operation has already exhausted itself. Now the leadership of the military operation will pass from the Security Service of Ukraine directly to the military. However, after changing the format of the operation, Kyiv does not exclude point-based anti-terrorist operations.
“The ATO format gave us an opportunity to hold presidential elections, honest, transparent, recognized by the international community … To hold parliamentary elections in autumn 2014, to hold local elections in 2015. This format destroyed the plans of the Russian Federation, one of the key elements of which was the non-recognition of the new Ukrainian government and an attempt to impose on the world the thesis that a “coup” took place in Ukraine, “Poroshenko said at a meeting with the Ukrainian military leadership, at which he signed a decree on the end of the antiterrorist operation and the beginning of the Operation of the United Forces of Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine noted that in four years the Anti-Terrorist Operation fulfilled its tasks.
“Immediately after I was elected president, in close coordination with the National Defense and Security Council, with the parliament, the government managed to do the impossible.” Thanks to the courage and heroism of the soldiers of the Armed Forces, the Security Service, the National Guard, border guards and the National Police, more than 200 settlements were liberated”, – added Poroshenko.
Earlier this year, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law on the reintegration of the Donbass, which involves the replacement of the “antiterrorist” operation with a military one. The law gives the president the right to use armed forces in the region in peacetime to implement measures to ensure the sovereignty of the country. This will legitimize the use of the army in the east without declaring war.
The question remains logical. Pyotr Alekseevich, When will peace come to the Donbass region?

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