Marochko: Ukrainian nationalists fail to provoke LPR militia


November 15, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

RusVesna – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

Nationalists from the “Legion of Freedom” Ukrainian territorial defense battalion are trying to provoke clashes with the People’s Militia on the frontline in the Lopaskino district of Lugansk.

The official spokesperson of the Lugansk People’s Republic’s defense ministry, Major Andrey Marochko, reported: “Since November of this year, units of the ‘Legion of Freedom’ Ukrainian territorial defense battalion in the vicinity of the residential area of Lopaskino of the Slavyansoserbsk district have been attempting to provoke clashes with soldiers of the People’s Militia of the Lugansk People’s Republic.”

The defense ministry’s spokesperson remarked that this is evidence of the unwillingness of the Ukrainian leadership to observe agreements on maintaining a ceasefire, and is evidence of attempts at further escalating the conflict in Donbass. 

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“Despite these provocations, LPR units are not opening return fire,” Marochko emphasized. 

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