Militants provoke forces of the Anti -Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas to open fire, the coordinator of Information Resistance group and people’s deputy Dmytro Tymchuk reported on his Facebook page, RBC.
"During the last weekend, the divisions of Russian-terrorist forces have repeatedly tried to provoke the ATO forces to open fire. In particular, the case of opening fire by militants with automatic small arms was recorded in the area of Pisky settlement. Also, terrorists applied automatic grenade launcher AGS-17," said in a statement.
In addition, militants' provocations recorded in the area of Shumy, Shyrokyne, and in the east direction from Zaitseve settlements, Donetsk region. The provocations were carried out by the same scheme: insinuation into the "dense foliage" within the neutral zone of militants’ infantry groups and opening unaimed fire either in the direction of ATO forces positions, or along the front lines.
"In all the episodes, in case of opening counterfire by Ukrainian troops, in the area of provocations the media representatives of Russian Federation and / or local "journalists," Tymchuk said.
As reported, the maneuvers of militants’ infantry groups (except small arms, often AGS-17 and 82-mm mortars are incorporated) on the leading edge were recorded at the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, in the northern part of Horlivka, in the area between Shyrokyne and Stahanka, near Holmivskyi and Rozsadky settlements [Donetsk region – ed.], in the area of Svitlodarsk bridgehead, in the northeast of Pervomaisk as well as in the area of Krymske, Shchastia and Stanytsia Luhanska settlements [Luhansk region – ed.].