- Sputnik International, 1920, 25.02.2022
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.

German Media Says Kiev Planning to Cut Russia's Land Bridge to Crimea in May Offensive

© AFP 2023 / FOCKE STRANGMANNAn infantry fighting vehicle type Marder of the German Army (Bundeswehr) at the Armoured Corps Training Centre (Panzertruppenschule).
An infantry fighting vehicle type Marder of the German Army (Bundeswehr) at the Armoured Corps Training Centre (Panzertruppenschule). - Sputnik International, 1920, 21.03.2023
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Ukraine is preparing to launch a counter offensive in May, focusing on the Lugansk People's Republic and Zaporozhye region, with the goal to cut off Russia's land connection to Crimea, German newspaper reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed NATO official.
According to the NATO source, Russia "fairly" believes that the main Ukrainian offensive will take place in "Lugansk and Zaporozhye regions," news outlet reported. The goal of the attack is to "destroy the land bridge to Crimea," the newspaper reported, citing the official.
The NATO official was confident that the weapons the West has been supplying to Kiev will be used in the counteroffensive as early as May, according to media. NATO and other Western countries are currently supplying Ukraine with about 500 tanks and armored personnel carriers, which will be used in the operation, according to the newspaper.
Ukrainian servicemen stand near a tank on the frontline near Kreminna, Lugansk region, on January 12, 2023 - Sputnik International, 1920, 21.03.2023
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
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On March 16, the American newspaper reported that US officials expected Ukraine to launch a major offensive by May.
In February, the Ukrainian government started negotiations with its allies on the supplies of longer-range missiles and jets, as well as additional ammunition to prepare for an offensive this spring. The Kremlin has repeatedly warned against continued arms supplies to Kiev and further escalation that could lead to the direct involvement of the US and NATO in the conflict.
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