Russian Forces Regrouping to Target Ukraine’s Eastern Donbas Region Says NATO

An official from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has revealed Russia’s plans to target Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region in its new offensive.

NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in a briefing prior to the foreign ministers meeting that the Kremlin has “not given up its ambitions in Ukraine”.

“We now see a significant movement of troops away from Kyiv to regroup, rearm, and resupply and to shift their focus to the east,” Stoltenberg said in a live video posted on his Twitter account.

Stoltenberg added that they are “expecting further Russian push in the eastern and southern Ukraine to try to take the entire Donbas and create a land bridge to occupy Crimea.”

Russia’s new offensive will be one of the agendas that foreign ministers will tackle in the three-day meeting at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels.

NATO’s allies, according to Stoltenberg, have signified their intentions to provide “further support” to Ukraine including anti-tank weapons, air defense systems, and other assistance.


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