Donbas militants prepare provocations during New Year’s truce

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s Armed Forces are ready for the ceasefire regime and intend to abide to it
20:41, 22 December 2017

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The Russian-occupation forces in Donbas make secret arsenals of ammunition for heavy weaponry aiming at provoking units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the New Year’s truce. This was reported by Ukraine’s Army HQ press center in Facebook.

"According to the Intelligence of the Ukrainian headquarters, they have accumulated hidden ammunition caches for artillery systems and other types of heavy and small arms. These ammunition caches of different sizes are near the contact line in the most potentially hot areas .The militants are creating these arsenals for open provocations against units of the Armed Forces Ukraine for the purpose of discrediting and likely to shell the temporarily occupied front-line settlements of Donetsk and Luhansk regions during the New Year's and Christmas truce ", - said in a statement.

It was noted that Ukraine’s Armed Forces are ready for the ceasefire regime and intend to abide to it. But at the same time, Ukraine’s Army is ready to adequately respond to the attacks.

Related: 85 people died in Donbas in 2017, - Hug

As it was reported earlier Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine and Sigmar Gabriel, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs planned the visit to Donbas in 2018. 

Earlier Gabriel said that in case a long ceasefire is established in the Donbas, Europe should help Ukraine with the restoration of Donbas. According to Gabriel, such assistance is possible in case of establishing a long truce in the Donbas. He noted that Europe could help, for example, in restoring the water supply and sanitation systems.

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