: Ukraine troops warn of threat of full-scale war

10:47 Jul. 22, 2016

Ukraine troops warn of threat of full-scale war

Ukrainian servicemen guard their positions in Donetsk region (UNIAN photo)

Militants pulling in heavy weapons and manpower to the contact line

According to Ukraine's military intelligence, the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic, which Ukraine considers terrorist organizations, urgently called all the militants out from holidays and vacations, and banned them from leaving their bases, TSN news service reported.

In the last two days, the enemy has been much more active, said the Ukrainian soldiers defending their positions near Krasnohorivka as the enemy is just 700 meters away.

The roar of armored vehicles is heard from the other side more often. "The smoke and dust are all over the place. "Maybe they've brought some new equipment… They will regroup now preparing for the night," say the soldiers.

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"Most likely, a rotation took place and some fresh forces came in. They have been checking our defenses with active fire. There was not just one attack as usual, but three of them. They were firing 12 caliber explosive bullets – that hasn't happened for a long time," the troops said.

The enemy also used self-propelled artillery in four cases.

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After this night's shelling, the Ukrainian soldiers suspected that militants have completely forgotten about any commitments under the Minsk agreements. According to the ATO troops, the real war is returning to Donbas – with full-scale fighting.

Reporting by UNIAN

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