Poroshenko says he authorizes operation to detain Russians in 2018

Poroshenko says he authorizes operation to detain Russians in 2018

Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko admits he authorized the operation of the Ukrainian special services to detain the 33 Russians near Minsk when he was the Supreme Commander-in-Chief in 2018.

"I want to emphasize that at the end of 2018, the then Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko on that time, authorized this operation," Poroshenko said in the Big Politics talk show on Channel 5.

At the same time, he regarded the disruption of the operation as high treason and said he would insist on bringing those involved to justice, Interfax reported.

According to him, the special operation "was thwarted by specific individuals." "I highly recommend creating a temporary commission of inquiry, as well as interrogating all participants in the process and immediately removing those who can influence the objectivity, independence and honesty of the investigation, which will definitely be carried out," Poroshenko said.

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