Kyiv: Putin has ordered Russian troops to fully capture Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March

 Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:00:49 PM

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian troops to capture the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March, said the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Chernyak.

According tot him, there are signs that Russia is preparing for a new attempt at a massive offensive to capture the east of Ukraine.

“We are seeing that the Russian-occupation troops are redeploying additional assault groups, units, weapons and military equipment to the east. According to the military intelligence of Ukraine, Putin has ordered to capture the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March,” Chernyak said.

Also, the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate noted that Russia is using the territory of Belarus to train mobilized soldiers and does not have sufficient forces and means to launch a massive from Balarus in the coming weeks.

“As of today, there are no fully equipped strike groups. There is no threat of Belarus joining a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Russia’s side. But these are also, of course, risks that we must consider,” he said.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that, by the one year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Russia could launch a new offensive.

(C)UAWIRE 2023


  1. Wolgograd has been renamed in…………………… please…………………….Stalingrad!

  2. Some would say that the clock is ticking for Ukraine. I would submit that it is the opposite.
    Putin wants to end this whole thing as fast as possible before more western weapons arrive. I expect a large scale Russian offensive sometime around the 1 year mark of the beginning of the invasion.
    Attacking fortified defensive positions is notoriously difficult and I would bet that Ukraine has the manpower and equipment required to greet them and possibly draw them into a scenario for a successful counterattack.

    • I agree. Ukraine has always played it smart, and they will do so again when the cockroach horde tries to swarm out. There will be a lot of crunching as Ukrainian boots are stomping on insect bodies.

      • Why would he be in such a hurry?
        Maybe the steady and increasing flow of weapons for Ukraine. Or maybe his weapons stocks are dwindling. Or maybe the same with his ammunition. Or maybe his economy is albeit slowly being strangled Or maybe a plethora of other reasons.
        Probably all of the above.

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