Donetsk, Jan 26 – DAN. Ukrainian nationalists have activated recruiting of people with previous military experience in Donbass, the deputy chief-of-staff of the Republican People's Militia Eduard Basurin said.

"Sources report intensified recruiting efforts of nationalistic organizations. Fighters are being selected from among Ukrainian citizens with experience in combat operations in Donbass at recruiting stations in Kharkov, Belaya Tserkov, Kherson and Dnepropetrovsk," he said.

The selected fighters are sent into training camps for refresher training.

"Fund-raising campaign has been launched to provide nationalist assault teams with transport and equipment," Basurin said.

The situation in Donbass has deteriorated even further recently, as Ukrainian army is preparing a new offensive against the region, and floods the territories it controls along the line of contact with radicals, MLR sustems, NATO weapons and chemical units. *ot