Donetsk Republic intelligence reports Ukrainian rocket launchers moved to Mariupol – Reuters
DONETSK, February 22. /TASS/. Intelligence of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) People’s Militia spotted five Ukrainian BM-21 ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launchers moving towards Mariupol from where the territory of the republic can be bombarded, said the deputy leader of the People’s Militia of the DPR, Eduard Basurin. Tuesday.
“We spotted eight tanks and five BM-21 ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launcher systems moving from the training ground near the community of Urzuf to the Mariupol area from where rocket artillery can perform firing tasks against the territory of the DPR,” Basurin said.
On February 21, the DPR’s intelligence “spotted the arrival of logistics units of the 95th and 25th brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from their permanent bases at the stations of Druzhovka, Pokrovsk, Volnovakha and Zachatovka”, he said. he adds.
The situation on the line of engagement in the Donbass worsened on the morning of February 17. The people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk have reported the most massive shelling by the Ukrainian military in recent months, which has damaged civilian infrastructure.
On February 18, LPR and DPR leaders Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin announced evacuations of civilians from the territory of the republics to Russia due to the growing threat of hostilities. On February 19, the republics of Donbass announced the general mobilization.
On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the recognition of the sovereignty of the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Russia has signed agreements of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance with their leaders.