The Russian command plans to conduct provocative attacks at front positions of AFU forces and villages located near the demarcation zone. It is reported by Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
"It is found out that the command of the 2nd Army Corps of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation plans to carry out provocative attacks at front positions of AFU and peaceful villages located near the demarcation zone under the guise of carrying out live-fire exercises in the period from 4 to 9 April," - notes Intelligence.
Conduction of armed provocations against the Armed Forces of Ukraine are predicted to charge the Ukrainian side of violating the Minsk agreements and rules of international humanitarian law. "Provocative measures will be carried out directly under the command of the 2nd Army Corps commander, Major-General of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Ye. Nikiforov. In order to distract the observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, they are expected to conduct simulation of the training of the 2nd separate motorized rifle brigade (Luhansk) with the participation of the commander and mediators from the commanders of units and formations of the Corps near Shimshinovka and Uspenka villages," - said the statement.