How Russians managed to occupy south of Ukraine is impossible to answer right now – Danilov

9 June, 03:53 PM
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov (Photo:Oleksiy Danilov / Facebook)

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov (Photo:Oleksiy Danilov / Facebook)

There is no final answer to the question of how Russia was able to occupy the southern regions of Ukraine so quickly and easily, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said on June 8.

In a comment to U.S. broadcaster Radio Liberty, Danilov said that a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council had been held on this issue. “The issue is quite complex,” Danilov said.

“We had a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council discussing our bordering oblasts (Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, Mykolaiv, Donetsk oblasts) ... To date, there is no final answer and without this answer, it will be hard for us to move forward. Therefore, we will definitely get an answer about how this happened and who made the decisions that led to the occupation of the south of Ukraine.”

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According to Danilov, the priority for Ukraine right now is to push back the Russian army. “The war is still going and now the priority is to respond to the enemy,” he said.

“Of course, we can start digging into the question of how the occupation of the south happened, but that will lead to certain accusations and political headaches. And politics have been put on hold right now, while we have the enemy to defeat. That’s what we should be united against.”

Currently, Russian troops are in control of certain parts of the Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

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