The nain reason for militants' shelling of Debaltsevo from mortars 82 caliber - is to shoot video and blame the Ukrainian side. It is reported by the press center of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
The enemy has carried out activities aimed at accuse the Ukrainian side in the failure of the agreements reached regarding the mutual ceasefire from 24 December.
Yesterday, on 23 December, the Russian occupation forces have committed attacks on Debaltsevo using mortars of 82 mm caliber. To register the consequences of provocation, preparation and dissemination of promotional materials, discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, militants attracted a group of leading Russian mass media under the supervision of the Centre of information psychological warfare (Novocherkassk) of Southern Military District (Rostov-on-Don) Russian Armed Forces.
Let us remind, ceasefire in Donbas came into force for the period of Christmas and New Year holidays from 12 midnight on December 24 in accordance with the agreement reached at the contact group meeting in Minsk.President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed hope that the introduction of the "silence regime" in Donbas will acquire a permanent nature.