LPR police chief: Ukraine's army is activating in four regions According to the LPR police, Ukrainian forces from Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa regions moved towards the demarcation line in Donbass, and an air defense regiment moved from the Chernihiv region towards the borders of Belarus
The Ukrainian military is preparing an armed offensive in the zone of the “Joint Forces Operation”, the activation of forces is observed in the Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa and Chernihiv regions. This was announced by the head of the People's Militia of the LPR, Yan Leshchenko.
According to him, in the Odessa region, on the direction of the Kuchurgan— Tiraspol, a part of the 35th Separate Marine Brigade is concentrated, which is heading towards the demarcation line. In the Dnipropetrovsk region, according to Leshchenko, the movement of columns of communications equipment of the 121st separate communications brigade in the direction of Donbass is noted, in the Kharkiv region, units of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade have been brought to a high degree of combat readiness, the personnel have been recalled from holidays. “According to our information, the brigade is also preparing for redeployment to the zone of the punitive operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass,” he added.
In addition, the LPR police chief noted that in the Chernihiv region, in the direction of the borders with Belarus, the 156th anti-aircraft missile regiment of the air defense of Ukraine marched. “Today's environment is more reminiscent of the pre-war environment. All the above data show that the Ukrainian army is preparing for the transition to active hostilities,»,— concluded Leshchenko.
Over the past few days, the self-proclaimed republics and Ukraine have been accusing each other of building up forces on the demarcation line in Donbass. So, on January 24, the deputy head of the People's Militia Department of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Eduard Basurin, said that the Ukrainian army on the line of contact in the Donbass was preparing for an offensive. According to him, in units of the tank and motorized infantry brigades, as well as mechanized brigades of the armed forces of Ukraine, vacations of all personnel were suspended, and commanders of all levels were ordered to go to temporary deployment points.
In turn, Ukrainian intelligence announced the transfer of several tanks and self-propelled artillery installations from the territory of Russia to the DPR and LPR. The message of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that the transfer was carried out by rail and road. In addition to tanks, fuel, ammunition and other weapons were sent, the agency specified.
At the same time, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov called on fellow citizens to think about how they are ready to “join the defense of the state.” He said that Russia is trying to sow “panic, despondency and confusion” in Ukraine. and it is up to a prepared and united nation to resist. Reznikov recalled that at the beginning of 2022, the law “On the Foundations of National Resistance” came into force in Ukraine. and soon the authorities will inform citizens about how they can join the territorial defense forces that will be created under the new law.
Against this background, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany began the evacuation of families of diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine , and NATO sent additional military equipment to Bulgaria, Romania and Lithuania.
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