General staff: the Threat comes not only from the Donbass

Генштаб: Угроза исходит не только от Донбасса

The threat of a military character exists not only in the Donbass

Viktor Muzhenko claims about the existence of threats to Ukraine’s military character from the Crimea.

The chief of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko said about the existence of threats to Ukraine’s military character, not only from the South-East direction and the Donbass, reports UNIAN.

“We represent our partners on different levels documentary evidence of the presence of Russian troops and talking about the threats to Ukraine not only from the South-East direction, not only from the Donbass, but in General. Today, these threats are quite serious. It is wrong to understand that the threat of a military nature Ukraine exists only in the Donbass,” – said Muzhenko.

According to him, it is, in particular, about the Crimea.

“Increasing military presence, improving the infrastructure, trainings, deploy new military units and new bases in the East (in Russia) – in area of Boguchar, Voronezh, Smolensk. Formed powerful unions. There are a number of serious threats not only in the South East, but in other areas,” – said the chief of staff.

He added that as at the end of may, the General staff is considering several scenarios, including the possibility of large-scale aggression against Ukraine.”

Speaking about the situation in the Donbass, Muzhenko said: “the Situation is under control, but has a tendency to flare up – increased the number of attacks from heavy weapons, artillery, which was not for long. This is an element of pressure on Ukraine”.

“As of today, we do not foresee serious active action – for this you need to conduct a number of preparatory activities, regrouping, creation of appropriate groups … We now do not see it, but the situation tends to exacerbate,” – said Muzhenko.

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