Russia received intel that NATO planned to deploy military in Ukraine
Sources told Al Mayadeen Moscow received intel that NATO was planning on deploying four military divisions in Ukraine.
Moscow obtained intelligence that NATO was planning on deploying four military divisions in Ukraine, Al Mayadeen's Moscow correspondent reported Thursday.
"The deployment of the NATO's formations was going to happen during the summer," sources told Al Mayadeen, noting that Russia made the decision to force NATO's hand out of deploying soldiers in Ukraine.
"Ukraine was planning on attacking the Donbass region on February 25," our sources added, underlining that the Russian military operation in Ukraine will continue until all of its goals are accomplished.
According to our sources, any convoys that pass through the Polish borders in an attempt to deliver arms to Ukraine will be destroyed using high-precision missiles.
"The special operation forces have destroyed 13 biological labs in Ukraine, some of which were underground," they concluded.
The Russian Defense Ministry revealed earlier today that foreign mercenaries who arrived in Ukraine were vandalizing and raiding Russian convoys.
"All attacks carried out by foreign mercenaries are carried out using weapons the West provided them with," such as the US-made Javelin, the UK-Swedish NLAW, and the Stinger.
Earlier Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the national security council the Russian forces were defending their country and combatting neo-Nazis.
"The military operation is going as planned and according to the set timetable, and the Russian people take pride in our armed forces," Putin also said.
Russia had for months been warning of the threat posed against it by NATO's attempts to expand eastward, which happened simultaneously with an increase in NATO military activity along Russia's borders, and batches of lethal weapons being sent to Ukraine, prompting Russia to request security guarantees from the West. Washington failed to provide the guarantees.
After the West did not respond to Russia's demands, and amid Ukrainian shelling on the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, President Vladimir Putin initiated a special military operation in Donbass.