Tuck gave an encouraging forecast for the return of the occupied territories

Former Chairman of the Lugansk regional military-civil administration, the Deputy Minister of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Georgy Tuka said that the occupied territory of Donbas and annexed Crimea is likely to be back under control of the Ukrainian authorities in 2018.

This was stated in an interview with “Obozrevatel”.

While Tuck added that scenarios of de-occupation may be several.

“And everything can be different. Main another our mistake is that we go back to the stamp that there are separatists. This is not so. Most people in those areas are hostages,” – said the Deputy Minister.