Ukrainian saboteurs attack DPR Defense Ministry with grenade launcher
Unidentified persons opened fire last night with a grenade launcher on the building of the Defense Ministry of the Donetsk People's Republic, located in the central part of the capital, reported the Operational Command of the DPR.
Further details are being specified. The Republic’s Command described the incident as a terrorist attack.
"The DPR Defense Ministry building came under fire from a grenade launcher. It happened at 19:24," the Command noted.
"This provocative action by the Ukrainian terrorists is intended to destabilize the situation in the Republic. Besides, it can not be ruled out that this terrorist action may come connected with the preparation for an offensive conducted by the AFU, " the defense agency commented on this outrageous fact of shelling.
It is worth noting that this is far from the first time when the Ukrainian army and special services use criminal methods of warfare, ignoring casualties among the civilian population.
The Deputy Minister of Defense of the PR, Sergei Velikorodny, was on duty in the building of the defense department at the moment of the bombardment, reported the Vice-Commander of the DPR Operational Command, Eduard Basurin.
"At the time of the shelling, there was only a duty shift in the building. Deputy Defense Minister Sergei Velikorodny was also on duty. This provocation (a shot on the Defense Ministry building – ed.) is aimed at escalating the conflict," the Vice-Commander noted.
It was also reported that, when inspecting the premises after the shelling, the defense officials had found in the building a suspicious object, similar to an explosive device. Sappers proceeded to dealing with the situation.
Along with that, an unmanned aerial vehicle was detected some time ago over the bombarded building of the Defense Ministry of the Donetsk People's Republic.
The military stationed near the shelling site reported on the presence of the drone. Presumably, the aircraft of the Ukrainian forces continued to conduct aerial reconnaissance.
According to the latest data, the building of the defense department is cordoned off, investigative measures are being carried out.
DONi News Agency