Russia prepares for jump-off in Donbas region, - Turchynov

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Secretary left for forward defense line
17:50, 13 July 2016

Press Service of National Security and Defense Council

Russia is preparing for the offensive operation in the Donbas region. Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Secretary Olexander Turchynov said this and moved to the forward defense line of the Ukrainian Arm Forces (

He met with the anti-terrorist operation Head Quarters, checked the military preparedness of the units in Mariupol region, and visited the positions in Shyrokyne and others on south defense line.

According to him, the Russian troops have increased the attacks that "are delivered neglecting all agreements about prohibiting of heavy artillery".

"The enemy fires from breached by Minsk Agreements 152, 122 mm artillery, 120 mm mortar and multiple launch rocket system every day", Turchynov said.

There are more snipers and sabotage-reconnaissance groups detected in Donbas region.

"These provocative actions lead to deaths of Ukrainian soldiers and the civilians and are aimed at full stall of the Minsk agreements", Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Secretary stressed.

As Turchynov mentioned, the militants constantly receive the weapons, ammunition and fuel and create the tactical reserves.

"It proves the Russian General Staff is preparing the offensive operation", Turchynov added, saying that Ukrainian Arm Forces are ready to stand up to any provocative actions of the aggressor.

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