The armed forces General staff does not exclude that the fighting in the Donbass can develop into more severe forms, – Muzhenko

Генштаб ВСУ не исключает, что боевые действия на Донбассе могут перерасти в более серьезные формы, - Муженко

The chief of the General staff of Armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko did not rule out that the fighting in the Donbass can develop into more serious forms. He stated this in an interview to “UNIAN”.

“Today we are considering several scenarios, including the possibility of large-scale aggression against Ukraine. And we are preparing for it, working out appropriate plans, conduct training troops recovered weapons and so on. This is a very bad scenario, but we are forced, we should consider it, work out, conduct the relevant training for adequate response to this threat,” he said.

However, Muzhenko said that now the situation in the ATO zone is controlled, but tends to aggravate. “Increased the number of attacks from heavy weapons, artillery, which (for a long time – ed.) was not. This is an element of pressure on Ukraine”, – he said.

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However, while the APU does not expect that the militants will resort to serious action. “It needs to conduct a number of preparatory activities, regrouping, creating the appropriate groups… We now do not see it, but the situation tends to exacerbate,” – said Muzhenko.

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According to him, in the fighting in the Donbass takes the participation of 40 thousand fighters, about 6-7 thousand of them are members of the regular Russian armed forces.

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As reported, night fighters used heavy artillery weapons, which banned the Minsk agreements, making 40 attacks of positions of Ukrainian units.