On March 9, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed that it has obtained documents confirming that the Kyiv government was covertly preparing for an offensive military operation in the Donbass in March 2022. The Russian Defense Ministry shared the documents publicly via the following link: https://disk.yandex.ru/d/i27vyXSwZwLjLw
“In the course of a special military operation, secret documents of the command of the National Guard of Ukraine came into the possession of Russian servicemen. These documents confirm the covert preparation of an offensive operation in the Donbass in March 2022 by the Kiev regime. The Russian Ministry of Defense publishes the original secret order of the commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, Colonel General Mykola Balan, dated January 22, 2022. Order “On organizing the training of a battalion tactical group of the 4th operational brigade to perform combat (special) tasks in the joint forces operation as part of a brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”
The document is addressed to the heads of the northern Kyiv, southern Odessa and western territorial departments of the National Guard of Ukraine. The order, communicated to the command of the National Guard of Ukraine, details the plan for preparing one of the shock groups for offensive operations in the zone of the so-called “Joint Forces Operation” in the Donbass.
The document approves the organizational and staffing structure of the battalion-tactical group of the 4th Operational Brigade of the National Guard, the organization of its comprehensive support and reassignment to the 80th separate air assault brigade of Ukraine.
I would like to emphasize that since 2016, this formation of the airborne assault troops of Ukraine has been trained by US and British instructors under the “NATO standard” training programs in Lviv. In accordance with the order, the Deputy Commander of the National Guard was tasked with organizing combat coordination of the battalion-tactical group of the National Guard as part of the 80th separate air assault brigade of the armed forces of Ukraine from February 7 to February 28, 2022.…The document contains the original signatures of the officials of the command of the National Guard of Ukraine responsible for the fulfillment of the tasks,” the statement by the defense ministry spokesperson said.
The Russian Defense Ministry recalled claims by Western media about the |the alleged absence of any plans [by Kyiv] for the armed seizure of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics.”“
Thus, only one question remains unclear so far: how deeply the US leadership and its NATO allies were involved in the planning and preparation of the operation to storm the Donbass by the Ukrainian inter-service grouping of troops in early March. All those who care so much about peace in Ukraine today, the spokesperson added.”
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