Secretary of Council of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that the Russian troops as if to prepare military infrastructure to ensure the offensive in Ukraine.
"in the East of our country is intensifying the activities of the Russian army ", – Turchynov said, quoted by the press service on the Internet office of the NSDC of Ukraine.
"Engineering units military power of Russia led five pontoon crossings across the Seversky Donets river on the site where its fairway is the state border of Ukraine with Russia, as well as equipped driveways to these crossings ", – he said." so formed military infrastructure to ensure the transfer of additional branches of Russian troops in the occupied territory of Ukraine for their military use ", – the NSDC Secretary said, noting, because it is " another evidence of the direct and immediate participation of the Russian army in unleashed by the Kremlin's war in the East of Ukraine ". Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven. However, DNR Tuesday said that the slightest provocation on the amount of equipment and forces, which Kiev pulled up to the line of contact in Donbas, increases the likelihood of a reduction to full-scale hostilities. In the last days in the Donbas, the situation deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks Between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue. Last week, the Deputy commander of the corps of the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Bacurin stated that the Ukrainian Military are hatching plans for the encirclement of Donetsk. According to his statement, after " carrying out shelling of the positions of the DPR armed forces begin an offensive on Mariupol and debaltseve directions." Prior to this, Deputy permanent envoy of Russia to the OSCE Andrey Rudenko said that Kyiv tightens equipment and weapons to the separation line in the Donbass, it may indicate the preparation of a large-scale provocation.