Eighty years since assembly of legendary Soviet monument at 1937 World’s Fair in ParisSociety & Culture May 25, 8:15
Putin receives message clarifying intentions of new South Korean presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 7:47
Forest fires raging on over 8,000 hectares in Russia’s Far East and SiberiaWorld May 25, 6:44
Ukraine’s Savchenko says wants to run for president in 2019World May 25, 3:38
Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the SaviorSociety & Culture May 24, 21:53
Putin points out Russia’s good relations with EgyptRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 21:30
Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementationWorld May 24, 20:44
Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash firesSociety & Culture May 24, 19:45
Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagementWorld May 24, 19:39
MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. The militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have data that Ukraine’s armed forces are preparing an attack on the city of Donetsk, DPR Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin said Tuesday.
"A few tactical groups have been redeployed in the vicinity of Orlovka," the Donetsk news agency quoted Basurin as saying.
Basurin also commented on the shelling of a government-controlled mining town of Kramatorsk saying Kiev shelled the city.
"Today, you could see the video reports from Kramatorsk with comments by Ukrainian television channels that said that the DPR militias had shelled Kramatorsk from Tornado, Smerch and Grad multiple rocket launchers and used combat aviation. We have stated many times that we do not use artillery against peaceful cities and civilians, and we do not have an air force," Basurin told the Donetsk news agency.
He demanded that prior to accusing the Donetsk militias of anything a commission comprising representatives of OSCE, Russia, Ukraine, the DPR and other authorized organizations be set up to carry out an objective on-site investigation and fix all the facts.
"For the moment, this situation is being regarded as a provocation on the part of the Ukrainian authorities who want to discredit the militias and the authorities of the DPR," Basurin said.