Kiev deploys electronic intelligence/warfare groups to contact line - LPR militia

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Ukrainian army command has deployed mobile electronic intelligence and warfare groups to the contact line area, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Ivan Filiponenko told reporters.

“We’ve recorded the arrival of mobile radioelectronic intelligence groups at the Svetlodarsk, Troitskoye, Novoluganskoye, Popasnaya, Novotoshkovskoye, Schastye and Stanitsa Luganskaya areas. Their mission is to wiretap conversations between LPR militiamen,” Filiponenko said.

A mobile group of 305th Separate Radioelectronic Warfare Battlion was spotted in the Zolotoye area in the responsibility zone of the Ukrainian army’s 24th Brigade. It is tasked with detecting the militia’s communication channels,” the spokesman said.

Earlier, he said that commanders of the Ukrainian army’s 30tth and 24th separate Mechanised Brigades have been planning an offensive in case of the beginning of aggression against the Republic. The LPR People’s Militia intelligence reported that Ukraine planned to launch the main attack from the 30th Brigade location. The Ukrainian army’s 30th Separate Mechanised Brigade opeartes in the Svetlodarsk Salient area and the 24th Brigade is deployed in the Zolotoye area.

LPR militia chief-of-staff Yan Leschenko said that Ukrainian forces are preparing for switching over to hostilities in Donbass while careful hiding the massing of forces and hardware in the zone of the so-called joint forces operation. Leschenko also said that the Ukrainian army at this point is not ready to launch an offensive along the whole contact line.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine).  The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line. *i*s

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