January 11, 2018 – FRN –
The Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko has called the situation in the Donbass “pre-combat” and did not rule out provocations by the Ukrainian army.
“The situation is complicated, it’s pre-combat. Now, if such weather – minus 5-10 degrees – lasts a week or two, we can expect provocations from Ukraine. Before that the weather did not give them the opportunity.”- Zakharchenko told reporters.
“The situation in Kiev is tense, President Poroshenko has to solve problems, both external and internal, and the only solution to these problems is to unleash a war in the Donbass. Whether he is ready for this, I do not know, but, judging by the shelling yesterday and tonight, this decision is maturing. We are ready, the troops have been put on high alert. Units of the army of the DPR are able to repel any aggression” – added the Head of the Republic.