July 24, 2014
Every day more and more facts prove that the so-called DNR and LNR are terrorist organizations.
“Every day more and more painfully obvious facts emerge, confirming that the so-called LND and DNR are terrorist organizations. They are creating direct threats to the lives of civilians in Donbas”.
This was said yesterday by Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council information center spokesman Andriy Lysenko during a briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
A laboratory set up by bandits for manufacturing of self-made explosives was discovered in the classrooms of school #4 near the settlement of Cherevkovka in Slovyansk, which had been liberated from terrorists. Four incendiary devices and 0,5 kgs of putty explosives adapted for radio detonation were found in the building. Other educational institutions in Slovyansk were mined with similar incendiary devices.
The Russian mercenaries set up a basis point and firing locations, as well as a fallout shelter, on the school’s territory. Similar adaptations were made by terrorists in school #16, where the “Grad” system was set up.
After numerous searches, a stock with 22 boxes of 30 mm ammunition was discovered in the Slovyansk Aviation College. Probably the mercenaries planned to commit a terrorist act on September 1-2, when the children would come to school. This possibility is being investigated.
According to Lysenko it is absolutely unacceptable to call such people rebels.
‘They are not even bandits. They are Russia terrorists which are ready to kill Ukrainian children,’ the NSDC spokesman emphasized.
Also according to Lysenko Ukraine has indisputable evidence that the terrorists of the so-called LNR and DNR are negotiating about the supply of phosphorous ammunition from Russia. In case terrorists obtain this ammunition they will definitely accuse Ukrainian troops of its usage.
It was previously informed that Russian mass media had already spread unconfirmed information about Ukrainian Armed Forces using phosphorous bombs against civilians.
Lysenko emphasized that this type of ammunition was banned by an international convention in 1984 and cannot be found at the disposal of the Armed Forces and other military formations in Ukraine.
Meanwhile the Russian Federation continues to increase the presence of its troops close to the Ukrainian border and conduct provocations. The Russian armed forces set up several field camps within 10 km of the state border with Ukraine. Each of camps has around 30 units of armored weaponry and several hundred soldiers.
Throughout the day the pro-Russian mercenaries opened fire at the checkpoints and positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces more than 20 times. “Grad” systems as well as artillery weaponry, sniper weapons, grenade and mine launchers were used.
Meanwhile the Ukrainian army continues to advance in the north of Luhansk and west of Donetsk oblasts. Advance units continue to free Lysychansk. The terrorists are trapped in the city, all retreat paths have been cut off. The civilians are able to escape the city through the checkpoints, special camps have been set up for them.
The siege and blockade of Donetsk and Luhansk continue.
Yesterday the Donetsk terrorists attacked and robbed “Donetsk City” mall. The damage is calculated at millions of dollars.
The indignation of locals on the territories occupied by Russian terrorists is growing. Thousands demanded that the terrorists leave the city at protests in Stakhaniv and Alchevsk.