“We will liberate Donetsk and Luhansk by military means,” said the adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolyak, Report informs via UNIAN.

According to him, Ukraine is determined to liberate all the territories temporarily occupied by Russia, despite the “referendums” and threats of the Russian military-political leadership over the use of nuclear weapons.

Podolyak said that if Russia announces the annexation of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia regions in the near future, nothing will change on the battlefield: “We will liberate our territory by military means.”