Ukrainian security officials decided to “tighten the noose” around Donetsk

the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU) was given the task to “tighten the noose” around Donetsk — the capital of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic. On this edition of “Stranja” I reported a source in the ranks of the APU.

the Evening of may 20, Ukrainian security forces attempted to attack the positions of DPR fighters in the outskirts of the settlement Gorlovka. In the press center of operations of the combined forces (OOS — replaced the anti-terrorist operation, ATO) in Facebook has information that the Ukrainian military took three fighters DND captured, one was killed.

In Donetsk, information about the capture of its soldiers confirmed, but stressed that in the battle killed several Ukrainian military. In the press center of OOS argue that losses among Ukrainian law enforcers no.

Senior staff officer at HSE said that Gorlovka is considered the command as the most profitable focus for “tightening the loop” around Donetsk. “Gorlovka is surrounded by the heights of the best, including in the village of South. The one who owns the reference positions at these heights, in fact, owns the town. They easily sweep the entire city. Therefore, if the heights around Gorlovka are under Mat, very Gorlovka separatists (as in Kiev called supporters of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics approx. “the”) surrender without a fight,” he said.

“Meaning there’s no die — all at a glance. Accordingly, Gorlovka is a strategic bridgehead for the offensive on Debaltsevo and Enakievo. Thus, cinches the noose around Donetsk. Especially the APU is not formally violate the Minsk agreements — the heights around Gorlovka belong to the so-called grey area. And we have every right to occupy a “grey area”, such movement is offensive as if not considered (in 2016, the Deputy head of the Special monitoring mission OSCE Alexander hug pointed out, what is the concept of “gray zone” in the Minsk agreement is, and moving parties forward is a violation of the agreements — ed. “Of the”) “, — said the Ukrainian officer.