Armed gangs of the “DPR” (Donetsk People’s Republic) have spread rumors about deployment of at least two permanent "Russian military bases in the occupied areas of Donetsk region," Dmitry Tymchuk, a Ukrainian MP and Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, wrote on his Facebook page.
“Supposedly, "DNR" leadership has "reached an agreement" with Russia’s Presidential Administration and the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces,” Dmitry Tymchuk reports.
The Coordinator of the Information Resistance group notes that most likely the spread of rumors is some kind of "psychological support" for militants.
Tymchuk also reports that there are rumors in the “LPR” (Luhansk People’s Republic) that Ukrainian military leadership prepares the deployment of attack aviation in Severodonetsk.
“Militants scare the local population that the ATO forces are preparing for bombing civilian targets,” he writes.
The Ukrainian MP believes that in such a way the Russia-control separatists want to achieve the acceptance by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a draft law on local elections in the occupied territories. According to the Information Resistance group, the “leader” of the DPR militants Alexander Zakharchenko has ordered the "judicial bodies" to register various political parties, established by the Russian Federation.