Currently, there are no signs that Russia is preparing for a ground offensive in Rivne Region, according to the commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lt-Gen Serhiy Nayev, RBC-Ukraine reports.
"We cannot say for sure what will happen in the future. We always count on the worst-case scenario. If we are prepared for the worst-case scenario, we will be ready if the enemy's forces are smaller. I will say this: there is no literal threat now, but it may arise in the future. It will take at least a month and a half for the enemy to build up the necessary forces and launch an offensive here," the general said.
Nayev noted that more than 60 observation posts have been added to the border in Rivne Region, and about 15 new strongholds have been set up. In addition, tens of thousands of mines have been laid, at least 20% of which are guided anti-personnel mines.
As Nayev previously said, more than 30,000 different mine traps have been set up in Chernihiv Region to prevent Russian invasion in this area.