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 Russia redeploys hardware and troops to frontline, disguises as preparations to military parade, - Intelligence

Russian military command of the occupation troops in the Donbas is conducting secret redeployment of hardware and personnel for reinforcement of front line positions of the militants.

Censor.NET reports citing a Facebook post of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

"The military command of the Russian army is conducting secret redeployment and reinforcement of frontline positions disguised as redeployment of hardware and personnel of units of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) army corps of the Russian armed forces for participation in a Victory Day parade. The Russian military occupation command has banned any dismissal from service by personnel of the units of the 1st and 2nd army corps until May 25," the report reads.

Ukraine's intelligence service also reported that Russian media in Novoazovsk area are drafting provocative reports of "possible offensives by ATO forces" [anti-terrorist operation] on May 9.

Read more: OSCE's Hug: Use of hardware at May 9 "military parade" in Luhansk violates Minsk accords

May 9 is widely celebrated in Russia and its controlled territories as the Victory Day commemorating the Soviet Army victory in the WWII. Numerous provocations were scheduled for this day over previous years.

 
 
 
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