Donetsk, Dec 14 – DAN. The JFO command plans to employ warships to support the offensive in the Donbass south, said DPR People's Militia deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin.

"Tactic groups Triton and Mariupol of Ukrainian Naval Forces are located off Mariupol port ready for action to support the occupational land force."
Earlier DPR Intelligence reported Kiev is preparing a large-scale offensive against the DPR and concentrating large force along the contact line. Ukrainian tanks are dispersed in width along the contact line from Mariupol to Volnovakha.

Ukraine declared martial law on November 26 in ten Ukrainian regions adjacent to Russia and Transnistria, or Kiev-controlled Donbass regions, or the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

Martial law is brought in all over the state or in designated areas in accordance with the bill "On the Legal Regime of Martial Law". Martial law provides military authorities and leadership with greater and unlimited power, while restricting civil liberties such as public gatherings, media freedoms and free movement.*ot