Kremlin mulls escalation in Donbas warzone along with Kyiv riots – SBU

15:40, 11 November 2016
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Along with the destabilization in Kyiv, the Kremlin is planning to ramp up attacks at the front line in eastern Ukraine, head of the SBU's national statehood protection department Anatoliy Dublik told a Kyiv briefing Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"An element of the plan is to increase the tension, bringing the intensity of attacks to the highest level over the last year, provoking our soldiers in local clashes. This trend is already clearly seen along the contact line," he said.

Read alsoRussia plotting massive destabilization in Ukraine starting Nov 15 - SBUAccording to Dublik, the enemy's goal is "to drive the Ukrainian authorities toward the so-called "dead end" and to go on an offensive in two directions: from the outside - that's in Donbas, and destabilization from the inside, making use of the difficult social situation in the country."

Read alsoSBU: Russia plots to push Ukraine toward snap parliamentary electionsDublik noted that the SBU continues to take measures to detect and block Russian attacks on the constitutional order, and exclusively within the legal field. He urged citizens to remain vigilant and not to allow to be used as tools by external forces.

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