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24 May 2015 20:06

Turchynov vows to prevent civil war

KYIV, April 15 /Ukrinform/. Acting President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov said civilians will not be provided with weapons and there will be no civil war in Ukraine.

He said this at a meeting of the parliament on Tuesday, commenting on the initiative of the Svoboda faction to pass a law that allows civilians to have weapons, as well as some of the initiatives to give civilians weapons to protect the state, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.

"The government gives weapons only to those who come to work in the police, or who is going to serve with the National Guard or armed forces. When we open free access to weapons, it would also mean free access to the separatists, and it means that we push Ukraine into the abyss of civil war ... There will be no civil war in Ukraine. End of story," Turchynov said.

A reminder that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wrote on his Facebook page that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war.

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