The intelligence in Donbas has stated about the preparation of a number of provocations this weekend and on Easter holidays by pro-Russian militants. They plan to use the armament and hardware of the Ukrainian army as the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported.
“The Russian occupation forces plan a number of provocations on Easter,” the message said.
Thus, the Joint Forces Operation intelligence reported that on April 25, 2021, it is planned to hold a number of provocations against Ukraine with the use of the armament and hardware with pixel marking used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
It is established that one of such provocations should occur at Debaltseve direction. It is planned to involve mercenaries of the Donbas Volunteers Union for its implementation. The aim of the provocation is the destruction of engineer and fortification equipment of the leading positions and the infliction of losses to the Ukrainian units. Meanwhile, losses among civilians are not excluded.
Besides, the intelligence stated that the militants planned the commitment of terrorist actions during the Easter divine service at one of the churches of Moscow Patriarchate and it can lead to mass losses among parish.
On April 22, Russian mercenaries landed seven attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas. The HQ of Joint Forces Operation confirmed that one Ukrainian serviceman was fatally wounded in action during the day. The soldier died of a shrapnel wound.