In recent days the military command of the DPR’s Armed Forces has been through all the types of intelligence registering concentration of military equipment and personnel in the Mariupol-Novoazovsk direction. Furthermore, in the coming days the lieutenant general Sirotenko, the commander of the operational and tactical group ‘Mariupol’, plans to check the combat readiness of the 56th mechanized brigade and 34th marine brigade deployed in Mariupol.
In this regard, tendencies to whipping up the tension by the AFU command on the contact line in the area of Kominternovo give the grounds to believe that the Kiev authorities plan a grand military provocation in this direction.
We warn that any provocations by the Kiev junta will be harshly suppressed by the Armed Forces of the DPR and will make for heavy death toll of the Ukrainian troops. The blame for it will lay only with the Ukrainian party.
Vice-Commander Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency