Military expert estimates probability of large-scale winter fighting in Donbas

16:50, 16 January 2017
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Hostilities that were observed in the area of the Svitlodarska Duha bulge in Donbas late December 2016 were just combat reconnaissance, and this is not about any offensive for the time being, Russian military expert Pavel Felgenhauer said in an interview with

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"It is possible to fight now and perform large-scale combat missions. But, will they fight or will the confrontation remain at the level of occasional shooting and clashes? Most likely, they will not fight. Although I can't give you any guarantee, since I do not participate in drafting operational plans," the expert said.

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Earlier, a Ukrainian volunteer Yuriy Mysyagin reported that Ukrainian soldiers from the 54th Brigade had advanced in the area of the Svitlodarska Duha bulge on January 11.

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