Militants of illegal armed groups on the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas create squads for shelling their own positions and residential areas in order to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrinform quotes Andrei Lysenko, Presidential Administration spokesman for ATO issues, as saying at a press briefing on Sunday.
“Military intelligence has registered the creation of mobile mortar militant groups - moving on vehicles - that are going to shell their own positions and residential areas to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as create plots for Russian propagandists,” Lysenko said.
He went on to say that the militants plan to order up an artillery detachment to the villages of Pavlopil and Pischevik in Donetsk region.
“Soon militants plan to order up an artillery unit against the Armed Forced of Ukraine deployed near the villages of Pavlopil and Pischevik. This once again demonstrates the militants’ hostility and their reluctance to fulfill the armistice conditions,” said Lysenko.