NOTE: The following information does not at all mean that “big war” is coming, and should be interpreted as an ordinary manoeuvre in the PR game between Donbass and Ukrainian elites. Therefore, it is advised to ignore the usual pant-pooping social media “experts” who sensationalise and clickbaitify any news as the precursor to “WW3”.
The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin ordered the DPR People’s Militia to open fire on the UAF engineering structures erected near Gorlovka in violation of additional measures to strengthen and control the current truce. The corresponding statement was posted today on the website of the country’s leader.
“I officially declare that in accordance with point ‘e’ of the additional measures, I decided to issue an order to open fire on illegally erected engineering structures in the area of the settlement of Shumy (600 meters northeast of the settlement of Shumy – the area of newly equipped Ukrainian positions centred at the coordinates 48 degrees 22 minutes 57 seconds north latitude and 37 degrees 56 minutes 55 seconds east longitude),” the statement said.
It is noted that the official notification of this decision will be sent by representatives of the DPR in the Contact Group, and the coordinates of the location of the operation will be communicated to the Ukrainian side through the JCCC.
“I call on the Ukrainian side to ensure the absence of personnel in the specified area from 08:00 on September 7th 2020. We don’t need human sacrifice. We don’t need to break the ceasefire. We only want to comply with the agreements reached,” Pushilin concluded.
The country’s leader called on the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to monitor this operation at the designated time.
Recall that on August 28th, the head of the DPR demanded from Kiev before 22:00 on September 3rd to eliminate the violation of additional control measures of the ceasefire in the area of the village of Shumy to the northwest of Gorlovka. It was about the fact that the Ukrainian military, during the period of the war, erected new engineering structures and advanced their fortifications to the arch of the “Seversky Donets – Donbass” water conduit with the intention of fortifying themselves under it. Pushilin warned that the DPR will resort to extreme measures if the UAF does not return to the positional location of troops and fortifications as of July 22nd 2020.
Since July 27th 2020, a package of additional measures to strengthen and control the ceasefire regime has been in effect in Donbass. The document prohibits the use of any type of weapons, the deployment of equipment, sabotage, engineering work, and drone flights.
Donetsk News Agency
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