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Defence Intelligence: Putin ordered troops to seize Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March

02 Feb, 2023
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Defence Intelligence: Putin ordered troops to seize Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March

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Putin has ordered his troops to capture the entire territory of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March. Andrii Chernyak, the representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence, said this in a comment to the Kyiv Post.

A representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that there are signs that Russia is preparing for a new attempt at a massive offensive and seizure of the east of the country.

"We observe that the Russian occupying forces are redeploying additional assault groups, units, weapons, and military equipment to the east. According to the military intelligence of Ukraine, Putin gave the order to capture the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March," noted Andriy Chernyak.

Also, the representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine noted that Russia uses the territory of Belarus to train mobilized soldiers and does not have sufficient forces and means to launch a massive offensive against Ukraine from this direction in the coming weeks.

"As of today, there are no formed strike groups. There is no threat of involving Belarus in a full-scale invasion on the side of Russia against Ukraine. Still, these are also, of course, risks that we must take into account," said a representative of Ukraine's military intelligence.


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