Ukraine to launch large-scale offensive in Donbass late April - DPR Command [TV REPORT]

Ukrainian forces are preparing to launch large-scale offensive to the southern districts of the Donetsk People's Republic, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin on Thursday.

On April 23-24 the enemy is planning to move from their positions in Shirokino locality and strike the DPR. Presently, the Ukrainian assault group is arriving at that district.

The reliable source reported that in the command of A0456 unit, the Ukrainian Armed Forces, namely, one naval infantry brigade, on the threshold of the May holidays are preparing an active hostilities plan to strike Volnovakhsky and Novoazovsky districts.

Presently, the diversionists’ equipment preparation is held. To guarantee the mission’s secrecy, the application of civilian cars, equipped with grenade launchers is planned. 

The group’s main objective is maximum approaching to the contact line to conduct the provocative fire at the fake positions Ukrainian positions, thus justify the start of the return fire at the DPR positions. Having done that, they are to unravel the full-scale offensive aimed at returning the control of the Donetsk region’s territory.  

Past day the DPR situation was quite stable. For the past 24 hours 25 ceasefire violations were recorded on the Ukrainian part.DPR near front localities underwent the Ukrainian shelling.

DONi News Agency

Video: UNION TV, 04/20/2017