Putin wanted to capture the entire territory of Ukraine. Photo kievvlast.com.ua
Putin was not going to be limited to the Crimea and Donbas. Three stages planned to capture the entire territory of Ukraine.
“Russia was planning to gradually establish control over all regions of Ukraine, as evidenced by the words arrested in the spring of 2014 agents of Russian special services. According to our data, planned three stages: the first South – East, the second center, the third – the Western border – Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk. No one was going to be limited to the South-East,” – said the TV channel “112” Alexander Petrulevich, the former head of the security Service of Ukraine in Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
According to him, the key information about plans of the Russian Federation was able to obtain from the detainee on 5 April 2014 at the checkpoint Red Talivka Luhansk region employee of the main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces of Russia Roman Bath. He passed the SBU, the names of the curators, seized the regions of the South and East of Ukraine, who was in Rostov-on-don and Moscow.
“During primary interrogation, he immediately began to tell that came to check the readiness of battle groups. More or less ready were the groups in Lugansk and Donetsk, in contrast to Kharkiv, Dnipro, Kherson, Odessa,” – said Petrulevich.