Despite the operating ceasefire regime, the Ukrainian militants continue to shell the peaceful settlements of our Republic, endangering the lives and health of citizens.
Over the past day, the Ukrainian occupation forces shelled the areas of three settlements in the Donetsk direction, against which the enemy engaged fire with grenade launchers and small arms.
In the Gorlovka direction, the militants shelled the Gagarin Mine area, at which there were fired 18 mortar shells of 120-mm calibre, and against another three settlements the enemy engaged large-calibre machine guns and small arms.
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy fired at Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Dzerzhinskoye and Novovyboyevo settlements with grenade launchers and small arms, and onto the settlement of Sosnovskoye the punishers launched seven 120-mm mortar shells.
In just twenty-four hours, the Ukrainian armed groups committed 16 violations of the ceasefire.
Our intelligence received information about the preparation of a provocation by Ukrainian security forces with a view to accuse the Armed Forces of our Republic of violating the ceasefire and attempting the lives of representatives of an international organization.
Thus, according to our data, in the April-May period, one kilometre away from the contact line in the areas of Granitnoye and Nevelskoye settlements, there are to operate representatives of a non-governmental organization (NGO), the Danish Mine Action Group.
In addition, according to reports received from reliable sources in the units of the AFU special operations forces, at the present time, commander of one of the special units of the 8th separate special purpose regiment has been instructed to prepare for firing at the working site of international representatives, engaging mortars and automatic grenade launchers. At the same time, the direction of the shelling will be chosen so as to maximize the impression upon everyone that the fire was allegedly conducted from the positions of our Armed Forces.
Also, the Ukrainian special operations forces are tasked with carrying out a provocation with victims among members of an international non-governmental organization to achieve maximum publicity.
Based on these data, we can conclude that the Ukrainian side not only pursues the goal of conducting further provocations against our Republic, but continues to do everything to prevent the process of demining civil infrastructure facilities and roads to them. Thus, they threaten the peaceful population in the territory temporarily under their control, especially the lives of children, who, upon the onset of the warm season, will be walking near the Ukrainian minefields.
As of today, a civilian born in 1972 hit a Ukrainian land mine in the grey zone when moving from the direction of Maryinka settlement towards the Petrovsky district of Donetsk. Currently, the injured resident, who had had his foot torn off, is being provided with qualified medical care.
According to our data, not only representatives of the AFU special operations forces are involved in kidnapping DPR Armed Forces' private Tkachenko A.A., but also the military counterintelligence of the SBU. The responsibility for the murder lies with the AFU militants and their accomplices from the SBU ranks. Moreover, the application of brutal methods of torture to prisoners was secretly approved by the Ukrainian top leadership. We will try to get to the bottom of the truth and do our best to obtain the names of the executioners.
According to our data, Ukraine even has an experience exchange programme with Western instructors, within which foreign advisers share their experience brought from Iraq, Libya, Syria, to carry out bullying and torture against captives and local residents to impose their "democratic" order.
In fact, the SBU Betray Your Home programme included the most brutal experience of the Western special services. Not only tortures and humiliations of prisoners are used under this programme, but slaughters and executions of servicemen for subsequent unofficial disclosure of information on these facts. This is aimed at intimidating the enemy population, according to the experience, tested by the militants of the Islamic terrorist state and their curators.
Thus, we possess evidence that the execution of the DPR Armed Forces' serviceman Tkachenko A.A. was video-taped by the Ukrainian militants, this video is to be used in social networks to intimidate residents of the DPR and the LPR. This staggers our imagination, especially the fact that all this evil as a common thing, without any rejection, is absorbed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Security Service of Ukraine as an advanced Western experience.
In this connection, we urge residents of the republics to exercise vigilance and caution. The subversive actions of the Ukrainian special services in our rear can be prevented if we act together. I call on, in case of revealing suspicious actions of dubious persons, to immediately report this to the hot lines of the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and military commandant's offices.
Head of the DPR Armed Forces' Press Service Daniil Bezsonov, official translation by DONi News Agency