Avakov has announced plans to regain control over Donbass for a year and a half

The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov believes that Ukraine will return control over Donbas in the past year and a half. He declared it in interview “Interfax-Ukraine”.

The head of the Ukrainian interior Ministry said it set the border services of the country’s “most important task” prepare “for the de-occupation”. “This problem will definitely appear, and this should not be an unexpected problem for us”, — said Avakov. The same instructions, he said, received a National police force and national guard.

“I put a challenge to our guards and be prepared to maintain control at the border at any time when to start the political settlement of the conflict in the Donbas — and I’m sure it must happen in the next half year — you’ll be the first,” — said the Minister.

Earlier on Monday, the New York Times reported “a peace plan for Ukraine and Russia”, which was allegedly passed to Ukrainian Deputy Andriy Artemenko former US presidential Advisor Donald trump on national security, Michael Flynn.

The plan, as indicated by the newspaper, has suggested holding a national referendum on the transfer of Crimea is leased by Russia for 30-50 years, and the return of Donbass under the control of Kiev. Lawyers trump the fact that the transfer of any plan deny. The Kremlin said that I know nothing about the existence of the plan. The settlement of the crisis in Ukraine is possible “only in the framework of the Minsk agreements,” added the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

The situation in the Donbass escalated on January 29, when the fire began under the Avdeevka. In the escalation of the conflict sides — the Ukrainian army and militias self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic have accused each other. On 15 February, an agreement was reached on the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the demarcation line.