16:39 Aug. 5, 2016
Militants pull in heavy weapons and replenish stocks of ammunition
Ukrainian military intelligence says combined Russian-separatist occupation forces are getting ready for a large-scale offensive near Avdiivka, Zaitseve, Opytne and at the so-called Svitlodarsk salient.
Vadym Skibitsky, the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate at Ukraine's Defence Ministry told journalists at a briefing in Kyiv that the militants are pulling in heavy weapon's to the contact line, fortifying their positions and replenishing arsenal of munitions.
"The situation in the ATO zone remains tense as Russian occupation forces are making stealthy preparations for offensive and assault actions near Avdiivka, Zaitseve, Opytne and at the so-called Svitlodarsk salient," Skibitsky said.
Intelligence representative added that the militants activated their sabotage-reconnaissance groups, using UAVs and other newest means of Russia's army signal intelligence.
"The enemy also conducting battle training operations of their army corps within the integrated system of Russia's Armed Forces military training," he added.