Donbas rebels and their Russian patrons are preparing a massive provocation to give them a pretext to launch an offensive in Donbas, says the head of an intelligence group in the rebel-held territory operating under SBU control.
“The Russians plan to strike in January,” the source says.
“Drug-addicts are being removed from the front-line troops and replaced by troops trained in Rostov, Russia,” the source says.
The enemy scenario is to stage a provocation, accuse Ukraine of the disruption of the Minsk agreements and launch an offensive, he says.
Ukraine army intelligence reports large concentrations of tanks and heavy artillery near Pervomajsk, Alchevsk and Donetsk.