Prime Minister of terrorist organization DNR [Donetsk People’s Republic] Alexander Zakharchenko supposed that active hostilities in Donbas might begin in the nearest future.
‘There will be hard periods of hostilities. We will take back [the settlements of] Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Mariupol. Unfortunately, we cannon transfer negotiations to a peaceful line. Only we comply with the regime of silence. The day before yesterday we began to respond to firing, yesterday we were silent’, – said Zakharchenko.
Today spokesperson for National Security and Defense Council has given comments on this statement.
‘We have good Ukrainian proverb – ‘Let the calf eat the wolf’. Let them try’.
We remind that despite their statements, pro-Russian fighters constantly violate ceasefire agreement and shell positions of Ukrainian armed forces at least 30 times each day.
Besides, members of illegal armed groups shell residential areas which results in casualties. Thus, on October 14, fighters shelled settlement in the outskirts of Mariupol. The shell hit burial procession. 7 civilians died, 16 more got wounded. Members of OSCE monitoring mission registered the shelling and confirmed it was conducted from the side where the terrorist positions are located.
Source: unian.ua, National Security and Defense Council