MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak announced the preparation of the army for offensive operations in urban conditions. The press conference was broadcast by the Ukrainian Channel 5. “As for offensive actions, last year we began preparing all combat military units for offensive operations in urbanized areas,” the military said.
The general did not specify which cities were going to storm the Ukrainian military. According to him, this is necessary in order to be ready “for all options for the development of the situation.”
Earlier in the DPR announced the aggravation of the situation in Donbass. The battalion commander of the People's Militia of the Republic was assassinated on February 15, and on the morning of February 19, the Ukrainian Armed Forces fired mortars at Gorlovka. Boris Gryzlov, Russia's plenipotentiary in the contact group on Donbass, noted that the Ukrainian authorities are heading towards escalating the conflict. He called the situation on the line of contact extremely difficult.