Spokesperson for Information and Analysis Center of National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during traditional press briefing in Kyiv.
Terrorists do not stop shelling residential areas in their controlled territories.
Yesterday they shelled the town of Debaltseve with heavy artillery. One local resident was killed as the result of shelling, one woman got wounded.
In addition, the confrontation between separate groups of terrorists is increasing. Fighters of LNR [Luhanks People’s Republic] have conflict with Cossacks of ‘Great troop of Donsky Cossacks of RF’ for the right to control seized territories and further plunder. Terrorists put pressure on businessmen.
In addition, Russian Cossacks are interested in gaining control over ‘coal’ areas of the region to ensure unobstructed export of raw material to Russia. NSDC has already reported about this illegal smuggling. Even the observation mission of OSCE has registered the facts of illegal export of coal to Russia.
Source: National Security and Defense Council