Thousands of grouping of manpower and equipment of the APU is concentrated in the Donbas offensive action in four areas, said Friday the Deputy commander of the headquarters of the militia DND Eduard Bacurin. How to inform the security Service of Ukraine, the militia of the self-proclaimed republics is preparing for the offensive yesterday, independence Day of Ukraine, which is celebrated on August 24.
"The armed forces of Ukraine (APU) established four offensive grouping. On the Mariupol direction - five separate mechanized brigades, two separate tank brigades, one airborne brigade, one artillery brigade and a brigade MLRS. This group had about 22, 5 thousand staff, more than 130 units of tanks, more than 560 units of infantry fighting vehicles and APCS, MLRS - 55 units and about 200 pieces of Artillery guns and mortars, " said Bacurin correspondents.
according to the headquarters of the militia DND, in the direction of Donetsk security forces are concentrated five separate mechanized brigades and a tank brigade, two airmobile brigade, a missile brigade " Tochka-U ", 3 artillery brigades and a brigade MLRS. All personnel - more than fifteen, 5 thousand people, about 110 units of tanks, about 430 units of infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, missile systems "Tochka-U" - five units and 50 units of MLRS, about 220 units of Artillery guns and mortars.
"on the Debaltsevsky direction: five separate mechanized brigades and a tank brigade, 3 artillery brigades and a brigade MLRS. The entire group consists of more than 19, 5 thousand personnel, about 70 units of tanks, 580 units of BMP and BTR and 45 units MLRS, Artillery and mortars - about 230 units. At the Lugansk direction: four separate mechanized brigades, two Artillery brigades and a brigade MLRS, All personnel about 18 thousand people, about 60 units of tanks and about 530 units of BMP and BTR, 30 units of MLRS, Artillery and mortars - about 230 units, " - said Basurin.
according to his statement, in the reserve of the Ukrainian security forces are more than 14200 people, about 70 units of tanks, about 450 units of infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers and 50 units of MLRS. Artillery pieces and mortars, about 175 units. The total number of groups is offensive to more than 90 thousand people, personnel, approximately 450 units of tanks, more than 2, 5 thousand units of infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, five pieces of missile complexes "Tochka-U" and 230 units of MLRS, over 1,050 pieces of Artillery guns and mortars.
The most powerful shock troops created in Mariupol and Donetsk directions, said Basurin.
in DND believe That the plans of the Kiev - not only to suppress the resistance in Donbass, but if it does not, it is possible to destabilize the situation in order to make impossible the holding of elections in the breakaway republics. For this reason, the Authorities DND again agitate Germany, France and the Russian Federation to put pressure on Kiev to prevent active hostilities.
As said the head of the security service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak, the secret service has no information "about the preparation of the offensive against the troops of the so-called" DNR " and " LNR "." As for diversionary work, then clearly we have strengthened security measures, because we must do everything possible and impossible to celebrate independence Day safely and in the capital, and in all regions ", - quotes the message Hrytsak Agency UNIAN.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.