The head of the militants of the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin ordered on September 7 to open fire on the Ukrainian fortifications in the area of Shumy settlement, near Horlivka. This statement was published on Pushilin's Telegram channel.
According to him, Ukrainian engineering structures near the contact line are illegal.
"In this regard, I officially declare that in accordance with paragraph "E" of additional measures, I decided to issue an order to open fire on illegally built engineering structures in the area of the Shumy settlement," the statement says.
Pushilin promised to send a notification of such a decision to the Contact Group.
He also called on the Armed Forces of Ukraine to ensure the absence of personnel in the indicated area from 8:00 on September 7, since, allegedly, he does not want human casualties.
In Donbas, illegal armed groups have been deploying weapons and military equipment in direct proximity to the contact line for a week, which is a fact of violation of the agreements reached.