The Ukrainian army carried out measures to transfer heavy artillery to the contact line. Moreover, this was done demonstratively., what even the Ukrainian press writes about.
The summaries say, that the servicemen of the 43rd separate artillery brigade, bearing the name of hetman Taras Shake, carried out the transfer of self-propelled artillery units "Pion" to the area of the operation of the combined forces (From).
Ukrainian journalist Taras Khortitsa writes about, that usually self-propelled guns of the armed forces of Ukraine in the area of the demarcation line in Donbass in the objects of the photo- and video cameras rarely hit. This time, the Ukrainian troops carried out the transfer openly. In this regard, in the Ukrainian media, this is regarded as a "demonstration of force".
It is important to remind, that, on the basis of the Minsk Agreements, heavy weapons should be withdrawn from the contact line of the parties. In this way, the transfer of the 203-mm self-propelled gun "Pion" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is not so much a demonstration of strength, how many violations of those agreements, obligations under which Ukraine itself assumed. In turn, this once again testifies to the complete incapacity of Ukraine as a state..
To date, at least four Pion self-propelled artillery mounts have been transferred to the area of the contact line of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.. noted, that large-caliber self-propelled guns are located "near the front line for the need to support infantry units in the event of an aggravation of the situation and the resumption of hostilities". Analyzing this statement, it can be concluded that, that the command of the Armed Forces continues to count on the possibility of an offensive operation, as it is difficult to call the ACS "Pion" a defensive weapon, taking into account also the words about "infantry support".
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