19 January 2018, Friday, 10:09

Dmitry Tymchuk: Russia's attacks can be expected from two directions

According to the Information Resistance Group, there are two directions of possible attacks from Russian occupants.

The first direction is Kharkiv, the other one is Donetsk.

Dmytry Tymchuk, the head of the Centre of Military and Political Research and the coordinator of the Information Resistance Group, wrote it on Facebook.

“We turn your attention to the fact that Russia has up to 18,000 troops within 50 kilometres from the state border between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, 20,000 troops more in the 200 km zone (the total number of troops near the border is about 38,000, the lower estimate is 36,000) and up to 22,000 troops in Crimea,” he said.

It should be noted that the maps of the Information Resistance Group show that Russia has 3,000 troops, 200 armoured personnel carriers, 30 tanks, 60 aircraft and helicopters in Belarus.

Russian subversive groups and local separatists began to seize administration buildings in Ukraine's eastern regions on April 6. Western media reported about Belarusians among the militants.

The Ukrainian authorities took a decision to launch an anti-terror operation in the country's east. Troops and military equipment were sent to the Donbass region. The Ukrainian army began to free Slovyansk on April 24.

On April 29, the separatists seized the key administration buildings in Luhansk, the eastern regional centre of Ukraine. Firearms were used during the attacks. The separatists control the regional administration building, the prosecutor's office, the SBU headquarters, the police main department and the city's TV and radio centre.