SBU Conducts “Sweep” of Local Residents in the Area of Gorlovka

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

1st March, 2016


Ukrainian troops began “sweeping” the civilian population in the area of Gorlovka. This was reported by the Deputy commander of the corps of the Ministry of Defence DPR, Eduard Basurin. According to him, the SBU is conducting arrests of local residents.

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“According to our intelligence, Ukraine continues to sweep the area in the buffer zone. Thus, in Novoluganskoe the staff of the SBU conducted targeted arrests of local residents who had any relation to DPR”, – said Basurin.

He stressed that men were taken from their homes at night, often they are not even given time to dress and are taken away in an unknown direction.

It was reported earlier that Ukrainian security forces opened mortar fire on the settlements of Staromykhailivka, Zhabichevo and the area of “Volvo-Center” in the Northern and Western outskirts of Donetsk. The shelling started on Monday evening, February 29th.

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