According to Basurin, the main goal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is to seize the territory of two regions - Novoazovsky and Telmanovsky - to reach the borders of the Russian Federation in the south of the republic.
It is noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are preparing a strike in the area of such settlements of the DPR as Kholodnoye and Konkovo.
We will remind that earlier Ukrainian politicians and high-ranking representatives of the Ministry of Defense have repeatedly stated about the "readiness" of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to take control of the border with Russia in the Lugansk and Donetsk directions.
The goal of the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the situation with readiness to launch an offensive in the south of the Donetsk region is not only access to the Russian border, but also to gain control of the Azov coast and simultaneously deprive the DPR of access to the sea.
Colonel Basurin notes that in total, the enemy in the area of the contact line at Novotroitsky and Shirokino formed a large strike force of over 12 thousand people. To the contact line in the south direction additionally deployed units of the airborne assault troops of the Armed Forces, several dozen tanks, MLRS, large-caliber artillery guns, mortars.
From the report:
The first echelon is made up of 128-I Mountain Assault and 79-I Air Assault Brigade. In the second echelon - 56-I motorized infantry brigade and 36-I brigade of marines.
Armed militants of the extremist battalion (regiment) "Azov", which is banned in the Russian Federation, are located behind the servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who, presumably, could be assigned to act in the format of defensive squads in case Ukrainian soldiers did not launch an active offensive.