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Russia increases ‘tactical aircraft sorties’ as eastern Ukraine sees the ‘most intensive fighting taking place’ since the war started

18th Apr 22 3:24 pm

The “most intensive fighting” of the war is taking place in eastern Ukraine and Russian “tactical aircraft sorties” has increased in the Donetsk region.

Russian forces are also “preparing for an offensive in eastern Ukraine” to “establish full control over” the Donetsk region as fierce fighting taking place along trench warfare not seen since World War One.

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The Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk said, the number of operational and tactical aircraft fighter jet and bomber sorties by Russian aircraft has increased by more than 1.5 times.

“The Russian Armed Forces are completing the establishment of an offensive grouping in the eastern operational zone.

“At the same time, the enemy does not stop launching missile and bomb strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure.

“In particular, the number of operational and tactical aircraft sorties by Russian aircraft has increased by more than 1.5 times,” Motuzianyk said at a briefing at the Ukraine Media Center in Kyiv on Monday.

He added that Russia are in full swing and are preparing for an offensive in eastern Ukraine in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions with the aim to ensure the stability of the land corridor with the occupied territory of Crimea.

“At the moment the aggressor has practically completed regrouping troops for an offensive in the eastern operational zone.

“The offensive grouping is being strengthened by the transfer of additional Russian units. The most intensive fighting is taking place in Slobozhanske and Donetsk operational areas.

“In Pivdenno-Buzke, the enemy is consolidating its positions and trying to establish full control over the village of Oleksandrivka,” said Motuzianyk.

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