"We do not plan to carry out large-scale offensive operation and seize the territory the way Russia did it in Chechnya – by killing thousands of civilians. Ukraine is a civilized country and it will address the return of all the territories occupied by the aggressor in a civilized manner," he said.
According to the minister, the adopted law on reintegration of the Donbas lays all the legal groundwork for the return of the occupied areas.
"This law allows us to effectively hold our positions giving the enemy zero chances to seize new territories. It also helps to pave way for the liberation of Ukrainian soil," Poltorak said.