Ukrainian forces expected to launch offensive in Donbass late April - DPR Command

Ukrainian forces began active preparations for an offensive in the southern sector of the frontline against the Donetsk People's Republic. On the eve of the May holidays, the Ukrainian Armed Forces intend to strike in the vicinity of the village of Shirokino.

This was announced today by the Vice-Commander of the DPR Operational Command Eduard Basurin on Thursday.

"As it became known from the source in the command of the military unit A0456 (Odessa), on the eve of the May holidays, the Ukrainian Armed Forces, specifically the Ukrainian Navy units as part of one combined brigade of marines, are preparing a plan for active military operations in the Volnovakhsky and the Novoazovsky districts," said Basurin.

"According to the (Kiev's) command's plan, on April 23-24, two mobile subversive groups are planned to be deployed to the area of the village of Shirokino," he continued.

DONi News Agency