Statement of Eduard Basurin Concerning the Latest UAF Provocation in the Presence of the OSCE

Translated by Ollie Richardson


On August 11th during a online briefing of the first deputy head of the OSCE mission in Ukraine Alexander Hug in Avdeevka, which was broadcasted from the Ukrainian crisis media center, the 72nd separate mechanised battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire in the direction of the positions of the DPR and the regions adjacent to Yasinovataya. This was reported by the deputy commander of the operative command of the DPR Eduard Basurin.

He noted that this provocation was carried out by Kiev with the aim of blaming the Armed Forces of the DPR for violating the ceasefire regime.

“I officially state that in the specified area during this period of time all units of the Armed Forces of the DPR strictly abided by the ceasefire regime. This is also confirmed by representatives of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC).

This incident is yet another staged act organized by the command of the ‘ATO’ by the request of the Ukrainian military-political leaders, who make all efforts to renew the armed conflict in Donbass,” said Basurin.

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