Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called on the incumbent head of the country, Volodymyr Zelensky, to intensify hostilities in Donbass.
He stated that it was necessary to return the units to the positions from which they had been withdrawn, and to bring counter-sniper groups back to the front line.
It is also necessary to remove restrictions on the activities of reconnaissance groups, to resume the activities of drones, counter-battery warfare and sniper reconnaissance, Poroshenko wrote in his microblog on Twitter.
The situation in Donbass began to deteriorate since February. Ukrainian security forces fire mortars at the outskirts of Donetsk and other settlements controlled by the self-proclaimed DPR, and the fighting has intensified.
The unrecognized republics believe that Kiev is preparing a large-scale offensive, pulling new forces and military equipment to the line of contact.
The press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov in an interview with “AiF” said that during Zelensky’s presidency, it was not possible to make progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the agreements reached in Paris.