So, as mentioned, the truce, which, in fact, is no more than a rearrangement of Kiev punitive forces and preparing for a new offensive, completed and began a new large-scale offensive on punitive Donbass.
To date, the total number of Ukrainian group brought to 45,000 people, with more than 400 guns and mortars and nearly 150 tanks.
In fact, all pulled together here today, capable of fighting, and of the joints and the formation of volunteer law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.
From the Armed Forces:
25th Separate Airborne Brigade. (place of dislocation: the village. Guards, Dnipropetrovsk region.). Up to 2500 soldiers and officers.
79th separate airmobile brigade (place of deployment: Nikolaev).
95th separate airmobile brigade (place of deployment: Zhitomir);
80th separate airmobile brigade (place of deployment: Lviv, Chernivtsi);
Number of airmobile brigades brought to 1,200. In addition, each team imparted at least one artillery battalion from the 25 and 55 artillery brigades and a tank battalion.
24th mechanized brigade. Yavoriv. Lviv region.
30th mechanized brigade. (Novograd Volyn, Zhytomyr region).
51th mechanized brigade. g.Vladimir-Volyn. Volyn region).
72-th separate mechanized brigade. (White Church, Kyiv region).
93th mechanized brigade.
The number of teams varies from 1,000 to 2,200 people, depending on how one or another managed to deploy a brigade and staff over the past two months. Most of the works teams 1-2 battalion tactical groups, each of which except infantry battalions in APCs and IFVs is up to two battalions of artillery and at least one tank company.
Just under Lugansk transferred the main striking force - 1st Independent Tank Brigade (pgt. Goncharovskiy, Chernihiv region.) Armed with the latest T-64 tanks "Bulat". In the brigade of more than 80 tanks.
And the 8th Regiment separate special purpose. Khmelnitsky. Khmelnitsky region. and 3 special forces regiment of Kirovograd units which are held in Donetsk and Kramators'k airports as well as being explored in the region of Lugansk and Slavic.
128 separate guard mining Infantry Turkestan-Transcarpathian Twice Red Brigade. Mukachevo. Transcarpathian region.
As well as 107 and 15 reactive artillery regiments equipped MLRS "Hurricane," "Twister," "Castle" and 11 Artillery Brigade (Ternopil)
In the deployment phase and in the reserve are: 17th Tank Brigade (Kirovograd)
28th Separate Guards Mechanized Brigade (Odessa) and 92nd mechanized Ropshinskoe-Chuguevskaya October Revolution Order of the Red Banner and the brigade. (Kharkov)
Also APU parts here as well deployed battalions of the National Guard (MIA) and volunteer battalions formed on oligarchs money totaling up to 10,000 soldiers and officers These battalions are armed mostly with small arms and mortars. Art of armored personnel carriers and trucks. Upon receipt of these independent tasks battalions reinforced by tanks and artillery brigades from the APU, but more often they are sent as infantry commanders gain tactical combat groups.
Also APU and natsgvardii in the area of operation and operate special units SBU leading active here subversive intelligence work, numbering up to 1,000 fighters.
Still, and the nearest offensive priority is taking control of the whole of the state border between Russia and Ukraine. And in the coming hours unfold here the most intense fighting. We can expect a massive use of tank units, by which punitive command immediately try to capture the main points on the border crossings and isolate Russia from the Donbass.
At the same time Ukrainian command tries to maximize superiority in artillery and cause maximum damage to centers of resistance militia Donbass Slavic and Kramatorsk, as well as possible to prevent the sending of reinforcements between the cities and the supply of arms and ammunition.
Thus there is every reason to start a new offensive in the south of the district Amvrosiivka bypassing Donetsk from south-east to Torez, a key-height Savour Tomb and then to Red Ray in order to cut a vital communication Donbass Debalcevo - Novoshahtinsk. And from the north of the district Novojdar on Happiness and further bypassing Lugansk from west to Jubilee - Lutugino the purpose of dissecting Donbass into two separate parts.
In this offensive Kiev invest all available power from him, not limiting himself to any more restrictions. Will use all available weapons in his arsenal of conventional tube artillery to MLRS "Smerch" and "Hurricane", as well as tanks and tactical missiles. Collected here material reserves enough for about 5-7 days of active hostilities, during which the military command of the operation promises to put Kiev "separatists" decisive military defeat.
In this Poroshenko and his entourage are well aware how much is at stake, and therefore set up military command for maximum brutality and ruthlessness.
In fact, it is offensive to Kiev last chance to try to change the course of the fighting on their side and to achieve a military victory. If nothing offensive end, it becomes quite clear that the military option is not possible to resolve the conflict and this will lead to dire consequences Poroshenko.
The main rate of Kiev - enormous superiority in artillery and heavy equipment, but it is clear that the punitive group experiencing a great shortage of skilled and well-trained infantry, without which it is to clean up and take control of such vast territories impossible. In addition, the actions of the troops seriously complicated by the lack of air support. At the same time a clear deficit in Kiev information about the enemy, seriously unnerving command groups and forces him to act cautiously.
In fact, today begins a key battle for Donbass ...
Authors: Vladislav Shurigin