Russian troops intensely prepared for offensive in Donbas, - ATO spokesman

The number of Russian career servicemen, including regular detachments of internal troops of the Russian Interior Ministry, is increasing in the territory of the Donbas controlled by the pro-Russian militants.

Presidential Administration spokesman on the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) matters Andrii Lysenko said on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel, Censor.NET reports.

Lysenko reported on the increase in the number of the Russian regular troops in the Donbas, including regular detachments of the internal troops of the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation. The arrival of three company task groups was recorded in the ATO area.

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"Firstly, there is work to ensure medical support, i.e., all hospitals and certain medical centers in the cities located in close proximity to the line of contact and in advanced rear are being vacated. They are completely getting rid of all those, who have been treated there, while the so-called "doctors" are recruited so that they will be able to deliver medical care," he said.

Lysenko is convinced that this evidences the preparation for delivering medical care to the Russian servicemen, since the mercenaries are "not taken much care of".

"This intense preparation, especially in medical terms, suggests that it is the Russian troops that are being prepared for an offensive," he said.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n376328