Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said on March 9 local time that the Russian army had intercepted classified documents from the Ukrainian National Guard Command, which can prove that Ukraine is preparing to attack Donbass in March.
According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on March 9, Konashenkov said, “During the Russian side’s special military operation, the Russian army had some confidential documents of the Ukrainian National Guard Command. These documents prove that the Ukrainian side had secretly planned , an offensive operation in the Donbass is planned for March 2022." He said that in an order issued on January 22 by the commander of the Ukrainian National Guard, General Nikolai Baran, the Ukrainian side described the training of assault teams to Plans for offensive operations in the so-called "Joint Forces Operation" zone in the Donbass.
Konashenkov pointed out that the order also focused on "selection of personnel, having a psychologist examine everyone, and ensure that they remain highly motivated."
Konashenkov emphasized that the Russian Ministry of Defense clearly remembered the Western media’s report in February that the Ukrainian side had no plans to occupy the Donbas region with arms and made remarks that it sought to solve all problems through “political and diplomatic means”. . "But the original confidential military documents of the Ukrainian National Guard clearly demonstrate the hypocrisy of these statements," he said.