Russia prepares for escalation in February, asking for brand new Minsk settlement

Russia prepares for escalation in February, asking for brand new Minsk settlement

Russia prepares for escalation in February, asking for brand new Minsk settlement

Oleksii Danilov, Secretary of the Nationwide Safety and Defence Council, has stated that Russia is preparing for an escalation of the state of affairs on the entrance line in February, whereas Taras Kozak, an affiliate of Viktor Medvedchuk [a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician and personal friend of Putin]is having conferences with Europeans and making an attempt to influence them to signal “peace offers” akin to Minsk-3 [a series of international agreements which sought to end the conflict in Donbas].

Supply: Danilov on air of SuspilneUkraine’s public broadcaster

Quote: “February can be decisive for them. As a result of dates, anniversaries, and so forth. [are important for them – ed.]. They’re getting ready for an escalation.

Now a person by the identify of Kozak has turn out to be extra energetic. He’s holding conferences with European representatives so as to pressure us to signal sure peace agreements (or in order that they consider), akin to Minsk-3.

In fact, we is not going to go for that. There are a lot of indicators that give us motive to say that in February, they might have one other try at resolving this challenge.

The Munich Safety Convention will happen within the second half of February, and on 23-24 February there are occasions in New York. The Purple Cross has now begun to be very anxious about what we’re killing Russians with. There are a lot of indications that there could also be some escalation in February.”

Particulars: Danilov believes that there’s a excessive likelihood of mobilisation in Russia, however “it is not going to assist the Russian Federation, though it is going to be a sure problem for Ukraine.”

He stated Ukraine is getting ready for any growth.

Specifically, the Workers of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief meets 2-3 occasions per week.

He additionally commented on the phrases of Kyrylo Budanov, the Chief of Defence Intelligence, a few Ukrainian “spring offensive”.

Quote: “We feature out an offensive on daily basis. There are numerous totally different offensives. And what Kyrylo Budanov meant [when he announced a major upcoming offensive in the spring – ed.]… as an intelligence officer, he created an intrigue.

Let’s examine the place this offensive can be, at what level on this planet it’s going to start. Will probably be obligatory. Will probably be fascinating. We is not going to maintain our enemy ready for lengthy.

They [the international community – ed.] contemplate the map of our nation as the primary battlefield on which to assault these terrorists. We are going to chase these rats all around the planet, they won’t cover from us anyplace.”

Danilov is certain that Ukraine could have highly effective weapons at its disposal: “Eventually, we could have highly effective tanks, fully totally different planes, and this can occur within the close to future.”


  • Terrace Cossack escaped to Belarus when the Ukrainian authorities opened a felony case in opposition to him for prime treason and an try to steal pure sources from Ukraine. Sources say he’s hiding in Russia and that his accomplice owns actual property in Moscow.

  • The US authorities launched personal sanctions in opposition to Kozak on 20 January for his involvement in undermining Ukraine’s sovereignty.

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