Kyiv is planning to launch an offensive on Donbas

Summary

Kyiv is planning to launch an offensive on Donbas on 14 September and is massing troops reinforced with large numbers of foreign mercenaries, including US and Canadian military personnel, in the Mariupol area.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Canada, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: War preparation, War in Ukraine, Donbas, Foreign mercenaries
  • Outlet: Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym @Rossiya 1, Pravo Golosa @TV Centre (from the beginning)
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