We have two options in the Donbas - Victor Baloha

Uzhgorod.in  16 February 2015 15:32  18791818 092795
We have two options in the Donbas - Victor Baloha

The MP from Transcarpathia wrote that on his Facebook page :

"Ukrainian artillery was the only thing that prevented entrapment in Debaltseve. Since we are the only party that observes the ceasefire, Russian and terrorist troops successfully take advantage of the silence of our cannons and continue to surround the Ukrainian military. 

I think in this country, few believed that it would be different. Despite all agreements, terrorists still do what they want to.

Basically, they left us two options:

1. Continue to fight at full strength to keep Debaltseve. But then, Kremlin diplomacy and propaganda will do everything to blame Ukraine for the failure of the new agreements.

2. Do not fight, do not break the ceasefire, but take the people from Debaltseve and save lives.

Of course, neither the first nor the second option is 100% acceptable. It is clear that neither the Security Council nor the leaders of France and Germany will silence Russian artillery. It is up to us to make the decision and it will be very difficult. But no one else will do it for us.

In my opinion, all the jingoistic rhetoric that we will keep Debaltseve that it is our Stalingrad is not worth thousands of human lives. The same as destroyed Donetsk airport was not worth lives of our best soldiers.

Mr. President, the Constitution says that a person's life and health is the highest value in the state. Therefore, first of all, we have to save lives of the people. And the railway junction can blown up, all railways, bridges, power lines can be mined that terrorists could not use the transport logistics and leave the town. Because the war is going be long, and every patriot, an experienced officer is much more valuable than any artificial symbols of patriotism" - the politician wrote.

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