Basurin: UAF evicting civilians, occupying homes

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November 20, 2015 – 

Oleg Krivorotov, Novorossiya – 

Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski

Ukrainian punitive forces are forcibly evicting civilians in front-line homes, the deputy commander of the DPR Ministry of Defense, Eduard Basurin, stated to journalists today.

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“We continue to receive information about the eviction of civilians from their homes in a fraudulent manner by Ukraine’s military units. This is happening in the residential areas of Ochertino, Kurdyumovka, Aleksandra-Kalinovo, and is done under the pretext of an alleged offensive being prepared by the DPR army,” he said. 

According to the defense department representative, punitive forces are coming into houses, forcing people to collect their things, allowing only one bag, and are throwing them into buses which taken them in the direction of Artemovsk. The subsequent fate of these citizens is unknown.

Basurin suggested that punitive forces are pursuing two objective with such actions: firstly, they are placing personnel in comfortable conditions before the coming cold, and they can now blame the armed forces of the DPR in the case of a shelling of the residential area.

“Once again, we ask the OSCE and other human rights organizations to turn their attention to the facts of the inhuman treatment of the civilian population of Donbass,” the representative of the headquarters of the army stated. 

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