According to Oleh Tiahnybok, what is currently occurring in Donbas goes beyond the Anti-terroristic operation (ATO) - we are countering the aggression of Russia against Ukraine. In fact, this is a war for territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine. That is why "Svoboda" insists on introduction of the martial law regime. The latter should be introduced only in some parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are endangered by occupants and separatists.
Russia is openly fighting against Ukraine in Donbas. The aggressor is ruthlessly killing the public and fires at residential properties. Their latest crime was the shot down of Malaysian airliner, which resulted in death of 298 people. This is not simply the "anti-terrorist operation" but a full-scale war initiated by Russian invaders.
During the 9th July meeting in Moscow between the Foreign Ministers of Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and his Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini, Mr Lavrov afforded a number of attacks vis-a-vis Ukraine.
On the 11 July 2014, Svoboda's MPs Yuriy Syrotiuk and Sviatoslav Hanenko have once again visited the "ATO zone". MPs visited Slavyansk, Shastya, Svatove and the Headquarters of ATO that is located in Dovhenke village. They also attended Kharkiv military hospital where they visited the Leader of Krasnolyman "Svoboda" Oleksyi Slepzov and discussed the main concerns regarding medical support with the staff and military men.
On 9 July, Svoboda's MP Taras Osaulenko met with the experts from the UN Headquarters' mission Chetan Kumar, Charles Chauvel and Kurtmolla Abdulganiyev. During the meeting, participants discussed the situation in Ukraine and talked about the ways to resolve the difficulties currently faced by Ukraine in political, social and economic arena. Taras Osaulenko noted:
On 30 June, the political council of "Svoboda" held a meeting in Kyiv. The council supported the resolution of the All-Ukrainian Conference of "Svoboda", which was held on 7 and 14 June 2014 following the Revolution of Dignity and the presidential election.
According to Oleh Tiahnybok, the gas transportation system should belong to the Ukrainian people and be controlled by the Parliament.
"The fraction of "Svoboda" supports the National Security and Defence Council's decision to re-start the anti-terrorist operation. However, we are surprised that the Parliament has not received from the President and the National Security Council a request to introduce Martial law in Luhansk and Donetsk regions. We believe that Martial law in those areas will show the Ukrainian society that the Government is doing everything possible to defeat the invader." - said the Leader of Svoboda Oleh Tiahnybok at the Parliament on 1 July 2014.