October 26, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– Novorosinform, translated by Tom Winter –
Over the past two and a half years, Kiev has organized 14 major provocations against the Donetsk People’s Republic, in which 63 people were killed, said Ruslan Yakubov. Yabukov heads the mission of the DPR at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire in Donbass.
“Since January 2015, the Ukrainian side has arranged cynical provocations 14 times in which 169 people were wounded and 63 people were killed, infrastructure facilities and houses were also damaged. All these provocations were organized for significant international events. In this way Ukraine is trying to knock preferences, and paint the republics as guilty,” Yakubov said.
He also explained that we are talking about major provocations against the republics organized by Kiev not only in the territory of the Donetsk Peoples Republic, but also in cities controlled by Ukrainian militants.
Recall that in early October, the head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, said that he was expecting armed provocations from Ukraine in order to disrupt the extension of the special status for the Donbass.
Earlier, Zakharchenko said that the Donetsk People’s Republic is ready for talks with Kiev, despite the intention of the Ukrainian authorities to pass a bill on the reintegration of Donbass