Donetsk, Mar 31 – DAN. DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said the Ukrainian army is currently incapable of conducting large-scale military actions.
"In the given circumstances the Ukrainian army won't be able to engage in large-scale military actions in neither short nor long run."
The reasons are a high number of losses Ukrainian forces suffered in Donbass, low morale, lack of control over the funds and equipment.
DPR intelligence reports critically low personnel numbers in the so-called ATO zone, as a lot of servicemen defect. To cope with the situation Ukrainian command restricted servicemen movements from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in Kramatorsk, Dzerzhinsk, Dimitrov and Konstantinovka.
DPR intelligence says the munition storage sites are exposed to critical safety violations and are subject to larceny. The most recent and bright example is a massive explosion at an ammunition warehouse in Balakleya, Kharkov district, storing about 138,000 tonnes of ammunition, which sparkled evacuation of 20,000 people.
Shortly after Ukrainian military helicopter Mi-2 plunged to the ground allegedly after colliding with power lines outside the town of Kramatorsk, killing members of an inspection committee including the head of the rocket forces and artillery of the Ukrainian army. DPR Command believes the incident was not accidental.
All these facts and other reports suggest Ukrainian army is incapable of actively fighting Republican forces.
"They are able to shell peaceful towns with heavy weapons banned under the Minsk Agreements," Basurin said.
Over the previous day 57 concentrated shelling incidents were reported in DPR. *ot