Ukrainian citizens fighting in the ranks of the "militants" are ready to lay down their arms, but the Russians are constantly undermining the situation, says Yuri Tandyt, the envoy at the Center for facilitating the hostage release at the Security Service if Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the television channel "112 Ukraine".
"Many of our people, fellow citizens do not realize what they are doing, they are misguided, or they are idealists, they are very much affected, they are not on a foreign war, they participate in the war with themselves. And they would long be ready to end it, but there are representatives of the neighboring country, who constantly undermine the situation," said the Tandyt.
During his visit to the 32th checkpoint, he heard some of the rebel leaders and warlords saying they were ready to end the war. "But there are people, who were in Shchastya, for instance, whom we detained, and part of the group they beat themselves. When we were arresting these two guys and they saw that we were going to take them, they opened mortar fire and were trying to kill their own people," he added.