Translated by Ollie Richardson
Fighters of the Ukrainian nationalist “Azov” regiment over the past week detained more than 80 residents of the occupied city of Krasnogorovka West of Donetsk on the suspicion of supporting the Donetsk People’s Republic.
According to the deputy commander of the DPR Eduard Basurin, from this figure, 24 are women.
As the deputy commander noted, it isn’t excluded that those detained on the suspicion of “separatist views” are used by fighters as “slave labor” for the duration of the investigation. In particular, on May 10th and 11th detained men were spotted wearing white armbands on the front line as excavators.
“They weren’t given even the slightest means of protection,” said the indignant deputy commander.
“Data came to us from Krasnogorovka, where Azov arrived last week. During this week 80 people were detained by them on the suspicion of “separatist views”. From them, 24 are women,” said the representative of the command.
As a reminder, actions for the identification of supporters of the Donetsk People’s Republic in the occupied cities and villages are not a rare phenomenon. The operative command of the DPR repeatedly reported about similar actions of Ukrainian units in the territory of Marinka, Krasnogorovka, Artemovsk district, and the southern part of Donbass. As a rule, the staff of the SBU and fighters of nationalist battalions participate in “cleansing”.
On May 8th Eduard Basurin, referring to intelligence data, reported that fighters of Azov were ordered to remove all sympathizers of the DPR from the settlements Marinka and Krasnogorovka.
“According to our intelligence it is established that the unit of the National guard ‘Azov’, which earlier arrived in the district of Krasnogorovka and Marinka, is additionally tasked with cleansing the aforementioned settlements from people suspected of assisting the Armed Forces of the DPR,” stated Basurin during a briefing.
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