Donetsk, Nov 2 - DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic has been able to create a modern army over three years which is ready to rebuff Ukrainian forces’ full-scale offensive, DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko said in the course of an online conference with residents of DPR and Ukraine.

“We’ve been preparing for this moment (full-scale Ukrainian army offensive - eds Donetsk News Agency) for three years. We established a modern army, carry out exercises on a regular basis and created a full-fledged military education system,” the Republic’s leader said. “An overwhelming majority of our residents are confident that Kiev will launch an offensive against us sooner or later.”

«Frankly, I think so too. Well, we’re ready,” Zakharchenko said.

Zakharchenko is answering questions at the online conference marking the third anniversary of DPR’s 2014 election. DPR residents living in Kiev-held areas as well as Ukrainian residents are welcome to ask questions. The DPR leader’s answers are published on глава.рус website *jk