“The Russian Defense Ministry has published classified documents, which shows an original order issued by the Commander of the Ukrainian National Guard, Colonel General Nikolay Balan on January 22, 2022,” – Konashenkov.

Russian MFA: Major General Igor Konashenkov: During special military operation, classified documents of the command of the National Guard of Ukraine were acquired by the Russian servicemen. These documents confirm the covert preparation by the Kiev regime of an offensive operation in the Donbass in March 2022.

The Russian Ministry of Defence, publishes the original secret order of the commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, Colonel-General Nikolai Balan, dated January 22, 2022. The order, brought to the command of the National Guard of Ukraine, explains the plan for preparing one of the shock groups for offensive operations in the so-called “Joint Forces Operation” zone in Donbass.

We remember the statements by the leadership of the Kiev regime that there were no plans for an armed seizure of Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics. The originals of the secret military documents of the National Guard of Ukraine clearly prove the falsity of these statements.

Ukrainian documents

UK documents (OCR translation)

TASS: Konashenkov emphasized that “the order, handed down to the commanding officers of the Ukrainian National Guard, contains a detailed plan for preparing a strike group to carry out an offensive in the area of the so-called ‘Joint Forces Operation’ in Donbass.”

“The document establishes a battalion tactical group of the National Guard’s Fourth Operational Brigade, ensures the provision of necessary supplies and resubordinates it to the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. I would like to point out that since 2016, the brigade has been trained by US and British instructors in Lvov in accordance with NATO training programs,” the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman stressed.

Konashenkov added that the order instructed the deputy head of the National Guard to ensure the combat coordination of the battalion tactical group with the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade on February 7-28.

Video transcript of Major General Igor Konashenkovs briefing on the secret documents

Igor Konashenkovs: During special military operation, secret documents of the command of the National Guard of Ukraine ended up in the hands of the Russian servicemen, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov reported on Wednesday. These documents confirm the covert preparation by the Kiev regime of an offensive operation in the Donbass in March 2022

The Russian Ministry of Defence publishes the original secret order of the commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, Colonel-General Nikolai Balan, dated January 22, 2022. Order “On organizing the training of a battalion tactical group of the 4th operational brigade to perform combat (special) tasks in the joint forces operation as part of a brigade of the armed forces of Ukraine.”

The document is addressed to the heads of the northern Kiev, southern Odessa and western territorial departments of the National Guard of Ukraine. The order, brought to the command of the National Guard of Ukraine, details the plan for preparing one of the shock groups for offensive operations in the so-called “Joint Forces Operation” zone in Donbass.

The document approves the organizational structure of the battalion-tactical group of the 4th operational brigade of the National Guard, the organization of its comprehensive support and reassignment to the 80th separate air assault brigade of Ukraine.

I would like to emphasize that since 2016, this formation of the air assault troops of Ukraine has been trained by American and British instructors under the “NATO standard” training programs in Lvov. In accordance with the order, the Deputy Commander of the National Guard was tasked with organizing joint combat training of the battalion-tactical group of the National Guard as part of the 80th separate air assault brigade of the armed forces of Ukraine from February 7 to February 28, 2022.

I draw your attention that as many as five paragraphs of 4th paragraph are devoted to the issues of careful selection of personnel, psychologists examination and ensuring their high motivation. For this reason, the National Guard servicemen are provided with “visual agitation, information and propaganda materials, flags, and printing products.”

The deputy commander of the National Guard for Staffing (personnel) was ordered to organize “an effective system of moral and psychological support for the battalion tactical group of the 4th operational brigade, internal communications of commanders with subordinates, informing.” At the same time, it is important to provide “an explanation to the personnel of command decisions and the importance of upcoming tasks.”

I draw special attention to the fact that the 12th paragraph of the order prohibits sending National Guard servicemen who showed “unsatisfactory” results of psychological testing according to the criterion of “risk appetite” to the area of joint command training and to the place of “combat special tasks”. All events of joint combat training of the nationalists are ordered to be completed by February 28 in order to further ensure the fulfillment of combat missions as part of the Ukrainian “Joint Forces Operation” in Donbass.

The document contains the original signatures of the officials of the command of the National Guard of Ukraine responsible for the tasks. We remember the statements by the leadership of the Kiev regime replicated by the Western media in February, that there were no plans for an armed seizure of Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics. About their desire to resolve all issues in “political and diplomatic way.”

However, the originals of the secret military documents of the National Guard of Ukraine clearly prove the falsity of these statements. A special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces, conducted since February 24, thwarted a large-scale offensive operation of Ukrainian troops on the Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics in March of this year.

Thus, only one question remains unclear so far: how deeply the US leadership and its NATO allies were involved in the planning and preparation of the operation to storm the Donbass by the Ukrainian joint force grouping in early March. All those who care so much about peace in Ukraine today.