LUGANSK, 10 Mar – RIA Novosti. Yakov Osadchiy, an official representative of the People's Militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, denied reports that appeared on social networks on Wednesday about the outbreak of fighting in the region of the republic-controlled village of Zolote-5 in the Donbass.
Earlier, the People's Militia of the LPR announced one violation of the ceasefire regime on Wednesday by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the defense department of the republic, the Ukrainian security forces opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms at the village of Zolote-5.
“I draw the attention of the public and media representatives to the information disseminated on social networks about the allegedly targeted shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine of residential quarters and the school of the village of Zolotoe-5 (Mikhailovka – ed.), Which is not true and is aimed at aggravating the situation,” Osadchy said journalists.
He clarified that the shelling in the direction of the settlement was not carried out by the Ukrainian security forces aiming and it did not pose a danger to civilians and the infrastructure of the settlement.
“In order to prevent the dissemination of false information, trust only the official sources of the law enforcement agencies,” Osadchy added.
In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, about 13 thousand people became victims of the conflict.
The issue of resolving the situation in Donbass is being discussed, including during the meetings in Minsk of the contact group, which since September 2014 has already adopted three documents regulating steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict, shootings continue.