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Ukrainian army engages fire on Avdeyevka, DPR rejects accusations

23.05.17 07:42
Ukrainian army engages fire on Avdeyevka, DPR rejects accusations

Kiev's statement about the bombardment of Avdeyevka allegedly carried out by the forces of the DPR army of the is untrue. As the Vice-Commander of the Operational Command Eduard Basurin stated, the shooting of the Ukrainian militants was again noted in this area.

"Kiev once again tries to accuse our Republic of shelling residential areas of Avdeyevka and non-fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements," stressed Basurin. "This is an obvious provocation, carried out with the involvemen of the 72 separate mechanized brigade's personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and aimed at creating a precedent for the disruption of the forthcoming meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk on May 24".

The Vice-Commander noted that the units of the DPR Armed Forces did not open fire, and, according to the information of the Republican reconnaissance, the enemy fired at the positions of their fellow-soldiers from the village of Vodyanoye (north of Donetsk).

"It was from there on May 13 that the AFU struck at Avdeyevka, as a result of which civilians were killed," summed up Basurin.

Notably, earlier today the Ukrainian side stated about the bombardment of Avdeyevka by the forces of the Donetsk People's Republic.

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