MOSCOW (Realist English). During a special military operation, the Russian Armed Forces acquired secret documents of the command of the National Guard of the Ukraine. These documents confirm the covert preparation by the Kiev regime of an offensive operation in the Donbas in March 2022, the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov said.
The Russian Defense Ministry has published the original of the secret order “On the organization of training of the battalion tactical group of the 4th Operational Brigade to perform combat (special) tasks in the operation of the combined forces as part of the brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” by the commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, Colonel General Nikolai Balan, dated January 22, 2022.
“The document is addressed to the heads of the northern Kiev, southern Odessa and western territorial administrations of the National Guard of the Ukraine. The order, brought to the command of the National Guard of the Ukraine, details a plan for the preparation of one of the strike groups for offensive actions in the zone of the so-called “operation of the united forces” in the Donbas. The document approves the organizational and staff structure of the battalion-tactical group of the 4th Operational Brigade of the National Guard, the organization of its comprehensive support and reassignment to the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the Ukraine,” the Russian military ministry reported.
The Ministry of Defense noted that since 2016, this unit of the airborne assault troops of the Ukraine has been “trained in Lviv by American and British instructors according to the training programs of the “NATO standard”.”
“We remember well the statements of the leadership of the Kiev regime, replicated in February by the Western media, about the alleged absence of any plans for the armed seizure of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. About their desire to solve all issues allegedly “by political and diplomatic means”. However, the originals of the secret combat documents of the National Guard of the Ukraine unequivocally prove the falsity of these statements,” Konashenkov stressed.
In paragraph 12 of the Order, it is prohibited to send National guardsmen to the area of combat coordination and to the area of execution of ” special combat tasks” who showed “unsatisfactory” results of psychological testing according to the criterion of “risk readiness”:
“All measures of the nationalists’ combat coordination are ordered to be completed by February 28 in order to further ensure the fulfillment of combat tasks as part of the Ukrainian “joint forces operation” in the Donbas. The document contains original signatures of the officials responsible for the tasks of the command of the National Guard of the Ukraine.”
The special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces conducted since February 24 has prevented and thwarted a large-scale offensive in March of this year by strike groups of Ukrainian troops on the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, which are not controlled by Kiev.