23 September 2017
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Russia amasses heavy weapons and troops for Donbas offensive - SBU

The Kremlin has been massing up a large amount of heavy weaponry and troops in occupied areas of Donbas in eastern Ukraine, preparing for an offensive, according to the SBU chief Vasyl Hrytsak, an UNIAN correspondent reports.


"A large number of heavy weapons and heavy military equipment has been deployed in the occupied territories of Ukraine. There has been an echelon accumulation of significant amounts of fuel and lubricants, ammunition, personnel, to ensure carrying out active offensive operations. According to the plan of the General Staff [of the Russian Federation], the operations imply invasion of Russia’s armed forces," said Hrytsak at a briefing in Kyiv on August 28.

SBU names Russian generals leading militants in DonbasHe also said that the resources are being deployed both by railway through uncontrolled segments of the Russian-Ukrainian border, and also via submerged crossings over the Siversky Donets river.

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