Eduard Basurin. Archive photo © Donetsk News Agency
No bombing from unmanned aerial vehicles was recorded in downtown Donetsk, explosive devices were activated that had been planted, Eduard Basurin, Deputy Head of the Peoples’ Militia of the Donetsk Peoples’ Republic said on February 18.
According to him, the purpose of explosions organized by Kiev, was to terrorize the OSCE mission’s representatives and to show that Ukraine is under attack. Basurin clarified that Kiev wants to “terrorize” the OSCE to implement the United States’ plan to deploy an OSCE military mission to Donbass.
“The recent exacerbation of the situation leaving 24 residential homes damaged and 3 civilians injured… that’s how Ukraine wants to show that it is not the country that should be called the aggressor, but rather that it is under attack,” Basurin said.
The three explosions in downtown Donetsk left no one injured, but there is damage to infrastructure. The DPR Militia representative reported that the roof of a gas distribution facility as well as apartment building No. 70 on Kobozev Street were damaged.
Early morning on February 18, three explosive devices were activated in downtown Donetsk. Two explosions took place near the hotel where the OSCE mission representatives are staying. The DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations clarified that the terrorists could have planted other improvised explosive devices as well.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency