In August of 2018, the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs documented 140 cases of attempts to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, as the department of the conflict and post-conflict settlement of the Ministry reported.
“The Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs analyzed the information received from the open sources concerning the situations which might destabilize the Ukrainian community. In August 2018, the officers of the Ministry recorded more than 140 such cases,” the message says.
In particular, these are the cases of damaging of the historical monuments, vandalism, increase of the conflicts using illegal weapons, manipulations with the religious issues.
“The enlistment of the Ukrainians and their usage to perform subversions to worsen the situation in eastern Ukraine remains one of the most troubled directions. For instance, in early August, Ukraine’s Security Service stopped the activity of a private commercial enterprise which supplied components for production capacities, located on the occupied territory of Luhansk region,” the message says.
The representatives of the Ministry stressed that the Russian propaganda is also working through social networks urging Ukrainians to “split the country.” Moreover, fake mining, production, and distribution of the illegal weapon and explosive devices among the civilians are also used to destabilize the situation.
“According to the monitoring, in August, most of the cases which might destabilize the situation in Ukraine, were recorded in Kyiv and Kyiv region (14%), Donetsk (12%), Odesa (13%), Dnipro (8%), Kharkiv (8%), and Luhansk (8%) regions,” the Ministry informs.
It is noted that the Ministry is taking steps to tackle this problems by monitoring, analysing, introducing preventive measures on the conflict settlement in the East and throughout Ukraine.