The armed forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic announced that destroyed a group of Ukrainian saboteurs who were preparing terrorist attacks in the Donbas. On the same day, Poroshenko announced the creation of a new Ukrainian marine corps and promised to use anti-tank missile Javelin in the East of Ukraine, if the country is faced with a massive offensive by the militias. Whether by accident like the news comes shortly before the world Cup in Russia?
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The representative of the operational command of the DPR Eduard Basurin told journalists that two days ago in the district of Gorlovka group of Ukrainian security forces attempted to attack positions of the breakaway Republic, but was destroyed. According to him, from Ukraine to the DNR tried to get “terrorists” to attack civilians.
Meanwhile, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the celebration of the 100 anniversary of the marine corps stated that this kind of troops in the country will be reorganized, and the day a new marine corps will be celebrated may 23. In addition, the head of state stressed that the U.S. anti-missile systems Javelin will be involved in a combat zone in the East, if she will face a full-scale offensive on the militia. Ukraine bought U.S. 210 such complexes and 37 launchers for them. When the state Department discussed the supply of weapons to Kiev in January, the U.S. special representative in Ukraine Kurt Volker said that these types of weapons will not be used in the Donbas.
“No doubt, before the world Cup in Russia will attempt escalation of the conflict in Donbas, — said in a conversation with “MK” leading researcher of the research Center for CIS countries Oleg NEMENSKY. — Actually, now we are already seeing its early stage. It is calculated that Russia will not be able to provide sufficient assistance to the people’s republics of Donbass in such conditions, when she will face the failure of the League. But it was hardly preparation for the capture of Donbass, as it Kiev is not necessary. In fact Kiev, on the contrary, strongly opposes any attempt to bring it to your composition, even through a military victory.
On the other hand, Ukraine with Washington pushing for his version of the introduction of peacekeepers in the Donbass, which involves the occupation of their entire territory of the people’s Republic, including the border with Russia. This is the format of the peacekeeping mission, which is difficult to call peacekeeping. She is more likely to be similar to a police operation. Why Russia opposes this approach. Moreover, it is based on the fact that the conflict is not between Ukraine and the people’s republics, and between Russia and Ukraine.
Obviously, in the eve of the championship Russia trying to exert maximum pressure to in one form or another, all have accepted these conditions. And that’s Poland at the end of this month, collects the UN security Council on the Ukrainian issue. Most likely, in Russia there will be provided a lot of pressure and will expect concessions from Moscow. Renewal of military actions in Donbass — it’s kind of entered the club with the threat that if Moscow will not agree to the adoption of the Ukrainian-American peacekeeping mission, on the eve of the championship, she can have big problems.
Therefore, the probability of escalation is large, but I repeat that it is not necessary to think that Kiev could take advantage of the situation to militarily take the DNI and the LC. It will be more large-scale provocation, rather than a large-scale military operation.”