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Ukraine has sent troops to the east of the country. The application is referred to as “anti-terror” operation against Russian separatists. According to the National Security Council are “very combative” soldiers “on the way to the front.”

A first battalion of the National Guard has been deployed in the eastern Ukraine. The reports of the chief of the National Security and Defence Council, Andrej Parubij, on his Facebook page. The soldiers were “very aggressive” and ready to defend the Ukraine “at the front”. The move comes one day after the ultimatum of the Ukrainian government has passed to the separatists.

Parubij is a member of the Fatherland party of Yulia Tymoshenko and co-founded the right-wing Social – National Party , from which emerged today Swoboda party. During the protests in Kiev Parubij was known as the commander of the Maidan , which work closely with the leaders of the paramilitary rights sector , Dmytro Jarosch , worked .

The operation of the National Guard going out ” in a very responsible way ,” assured transitional President Alexander Turchinov . Ukraine’s parliament had approved the creation of up to 60,000 -strong force in March. The soldiers are mostly volunteers from the so-called self-defense groups from Kiev Independence Square . They had the end of February contributed to overthrow the government of President Viktor Yanukovych.

The National Guard is now to secure the borders , lead the fight against terror and establish internal security, as it is called . The force under the Ministry of Interior and so could the regular 130,000 -strong army of the Ukraine stand by .

Ukrainian Army in East:”In Ukraine, blood has been spilled again”

Previously, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned that Ukraine was “on the verge of civil war.” On his Facebook page, he wrote: “In Ukraine, blood has been spilled again.” There was on site first, however, no signs of a military intervention.

In Kramatorsk according to official figures gave pro-Russian armed forces their occupation of police headquarters on a voluntary basis. Since the expiry of the ultimatum on Monday morning, it was apparently the first time that separatists einlenkten.

U.S. President Barack Obama had stressed in a telephone conversation with Putin, the tensions in eastern Ukraine went to the account of Russia. During the Russian president rejected this representation of himself, reiterated NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s assessment: “It is very clear that Russia in the game has his hands,” he said at a meeting with EU defense ministers in Luxembourg.

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on Moscow in an interview with “Time” on to go on distance to the violent forces.

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