US representative to the OSCE: There is evidence that Russia prepared the Avdiivka offensive a week ahead of the attack
According to the reports of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission there is evidence that Russian forces were preparing a massive offensive the day before the situation escalated at Avdiivka. US representative to OSCE Kate Byrnes made a statement to this effect during the meeting of the Permanent Council in Vienna on the 9th of February.
There is clear evidence of a military buildup of separatist forces in this region ahead of the attack.
“A week before the start of the assault, in separatist-controlled Hrustalne, the SMM observed trucks with munitions whose shape and size corresponded to MLRS rockets. Two days before the …read more