Poroshenko’s visit to Donbass might heighten tensions – DPR People’s Militia

December 04, 2018 14:08

Donetsk, Dec 4 – DAN. Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko plans to visit Donbass on December 6, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Daniil Bezsonov said on Tuesday citing intelligence reports.

“According to our information, chief Ukrainian oligarch Poroshenko is expected to visit the Joint Forces Operation zone on December 6,” Bezsonov said. “The Ukrainian business tycoon plans to visit the JFO headquarters to appraise the situation in the occupied zone and the morale of the gunmen to be sent to the slaughter in the nearest future for the sake of reaching political objectives.”

Poroshenko will also have meetings with regional authorities with “the view of attracting their resources in preparations for the aggression against the Republic.”

The next day, JFO commander Sergey Nayev plans to gather the commanders of the Ukrainian army’s 79th, 80th, 36th and 128th Brigades to give them operational orders. The offensive might begin any day, any minute,” the spokesman said.

Earlier, the DPR authorities published several possible Donbass situation scenarios. One said that preparations were underway for a missile strike at the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.  Also, Kiev has been reinforcing its armed formations at the contact line with heavy military hardware.*jk