MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Nationalists plan to blow up a levee in the town of Kurakhovo and accuse Russia of flooding farmlands and destroying crops, head of Russia’s National Defense Control Center Mikhail Mizintsev said.
According to existing reliable information, in the town of Kurakhovo in the DPR, in the next few days, Ukrainian armed formations plan to blow up a dam of a water reservoir they rigged with mines earlier, he said.
"As a result of this cynical act, the area of possible flooding will encompass the populated localities of Maksimilyanovka, Georgievka and Maryinka as well as cultivated lands and agricultural enterprises. We are cautioning the global community and international organizations about the provocation plotted by Ukrainian authorities which may harm civilians while the Kiev regime, using the usual scenario, will accuse Russian servicemen of damaging the property of local residents and eliminating the crops," said the military official who also heads Russia’s Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine.
Ukrainian nationalists shell the positions of the Russian army and DPR units, provoking them to open retaliatory fire in order to accuse them of indiscriminate strikes, Mizintsev said.
"Despite the fact that as a result of these criminal actions civilians may be hurt, the militants of the Ukrainian armed formations intentionally shell the positions of the units of the Russian Armed Forces and the Donetsk People’s Republic’s People’s Militia from residential blocks provoking return fire in order to hold them responsible for the consequences of allegedly indiscriminate strikes," said Mizintsev.