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 Terrorists pull in forces and prepare offensive – ATO deputy commander

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Deputy Commander of the anti-terrorist operation Colonel Valentyn Fedychev speaks of the terrorists’ military equipment redeployment and predicts the onslaught.

Interfax-Ukraine reports citing the Donetsk regional military and civil administration press service, Censor.NET informs.

"Contrary to all items of Minsk agreements the 'DPR' and 'LPR' militants continue to prepare for offensive. Three tanks, five Grad missile launchers, and seven trucks with ammunition proceeded for this purpose from Antratsyt to Debaltseve on April 1," the press office reports citing Fedychev.

The ATO Deputy Commander also noted that the convoy of eight trucks with ammunition and military equipment entered Ukraine from Russia through the Izvaryne border crossing point March 31 and headed towards Luhansk.

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Fedychev stressed that there were radio-electronic appliances as well as portable and tank radios "instead of flour, butter, and medicines" among the goods that were delivered by the latest Russian "humanitarian aid convoy" on March 26 and unloaded in Ilovaisk.

The deputy commander also urges the residents of the Donbas to offer resistance to the militants in the occupied territories who involve civilians to service military equipment.

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"The 'LPR' terrorists repair military equipment which they are going to use against the Ukrainian soldiers. The repair works are conducted by the hands of the residents of the Luhansk region on the territory of Luhansk locomotive works and Marshal plant," Fedychev said.

According to him, the employees of the Donetsk Railway enabled arrival of another train with military equipment at the Debaltseve railway station April 1 and supplied it with fuel. "March 31, six railroad tank cars full of fuel arrived at the Ilovaisk railway station and 20 flatwaggons with crawler military equipment - at Amvrosiivka station," ATO Deputy Commander specified.

"The employees of the Donetsk railway would certainly feel involvement in the crime when they see the Russian tanks shelling houses with civilians," Fedychev said.

 
 
 
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