Russian mercenaries shell town in Donetsk region, claiming it was Ukraine's military

Source : 112 Ukraine

If one pays attention to the tactical and technical features of weapons used and the deployment positions, it becomes clear that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not involved in the attack
17:07, 4 January 2019
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On January 2, OSCE SMM in Donetsk region observed the consequences of the shelling in the residential sector of occupied town of Dokuchayevsk, located to the south-west from Donetsk. The militants conducted the shelling and accused Ukraine of it, reports the Ukrainian side of Joint Control and Cooperation Center. 

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‘The Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Cooperation Center reports on a shelling performed by the Russian armed formations on the settlements along the boundary line, in order to discredit the Joint Forces units. Active hostilities of the Russian occupation forces are threatening the lives of civilians and damage the civil infrastructure of Donbas,’ reads the message.  

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According to the assessment of the OSCE SMM, damage to the residential buildings allegedly occurred as a result of the shells hitting the residential block. 

As we reported, the General Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine claimed that Russia plans to blame Ukraine for preparation of terrorist acts in the eastern regions of the country and Crimea.

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