KIEV, April 30 (RIA Novosti) – Acting Ukrainian President Olexander Turchynov on Wednesday confessed that security officials are incapable of taking under control the situation in eastern Urkaine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
“I want to say honestly that today the power structures are incapable of operatively taking control of the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” Turchynov said.
Turchynov said the situation in eastern Ukraine continues to be tense, adding that Ukrainian authorities have no control over the situation in the city of Slaviansk in the Donetsk region.
“The authorities today are not controlling the situation [in Slaviansk], as well as in the rest of the territory of the Donetsk region,” he said.
Ukraine’s UNIAN news agency quoted Turchynov as saying that the armed forces are in “full operational readiness” amid the threat that Russia could wage a continental war against Ukraine.
Eastern Ukraine has been hit by pro-federalization protests in mainly Russian-speaking regions. The Ukrainian government earlier announced a special operation to crack down on the unrest. Moscow has denounced Kiev’s actions.