The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, said that the situation in Donbass is currently “tense”.
He stated that “at the moment Ukraine is ready for full-fledged military operations, whether such an order is issued or not, time will tell, but Ukraine has such an opportunity.”
“For seven years we have been living in readiness mode. We have created a full-fledged army … the DPR is ready for any development of events. We are doing everything possible so that the conflict does not flare up, ”added the head of the DPR.
The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic noted that previously there was a planned mobilization for training in military specialties, there is no “need for additional mobilization” of Donbass residents in response to Ukraine’s pulling together of troops and weapons to the demarcation line.
Earlier, the Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin said that the rhetoric of the Ukrainian leadership regarding the conflict in Donbass went far and could lead to the most dire consequences.
France and Germany also expressed concern about the growing number of ceasefire violations in Donbas. The parties noted that they are closely monitoring the situation.