It is widely rumored in Donbass that Ukraine’s Armed Forces are preparing an offensive, Ukrainian military told Strana, a Kiev-based online newspaper. They say the situation has become rather tense on the engagement line lately.
“It is rumored that our General Staff is planning offensive. If even our privates speak about this, separatists should have known about it, for sure. That is why, perhaps separatists are so nervous,” a Ukrainian officer serving on the engagement line told the newspaper.
Residents of nearby towns controlled by Ukraine have also noticed certain activities by Ukrainian troops.
“More subdivisions of Police and National Guard have been deployed to Kramatorsk. They have pulled more troops of Ukraine’s Armed Forces to the engagement line – military hardware moved towards frontline at night and even during morning hours,” a resident of Kramatorsk said.