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Ukrainian Interior Ministry confirms escape of leader of Luhansk People's Republic
18:14, 23 November 2017
Ukrainian Interior Ministry confirms escape of leader of Luhansk People's Republic

Also, it reported on 1000 Russian military in Luhansk

18:14, 23 November 2017

Shkiryak
112 Agency

Ihor Plotnytsky, the Head of Luhansk People's Republic escape from occupied Luhansk where about 1000 Russian military located in Russia on November 23. Zoryan Shkiryak, the adviser of the Ukrainian Interior Minister reported at Facebook.

'The motorcade consisted of a few cars with the entourage of Plotnytsky left Luhansk and aimed to Russia three hours ago', he wrote.

According to Shkiryak, about 1000 Russian military, including the special operation forces of the GRU and Interior Ministry of Russia with tanks, armored infantry vehicles and artillery cannons entered Luhansk.

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'The Russian troops totally control the situation in the city and observe the progression of the events concerning the inner conflict between the militants. The armed conflict is not spotted yet', he said.

'Moreover, the militants of 'Vityaz', the armed grouping from Donetsk People's Republic continue to gather in Luhansk', he added.

Related: Leader of Luhansk People's Republic escaped to Russia, - Russian mass media

Shkiryak noted that the detachments of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are on alert among the whole combat line and will immediately respond in the case of the provocations.

The particular Russian mass media reported on the escape of Plotnytsky on November 21. The video with the militants' leader where he holds the working meetings and communicates with the journalists was published on November 22. He claimed that he did not leave the territory of occupied Luhansk and the actions that take place in LPR are the attempt of the take-over.

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The open conflict between two militants' grouping headed by Plotnytsky and Ihor Kornet, Interior Minister of LPR takes place for three days. Armed people in the uniform and armored infantry vehicles are placed in the downtown of occupied Luhansk due to this. According to the mass media, the building of the Prosecutor's Office of LPR was invaded by the people under control of Kornet and all workers of the office were arrested.  

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