One soldier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) was killed by sniper fire from the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU). This was reported on Tuesday, May 4, by the Donetsk News Agency (DAN) with reference to the People’s Police Department of the DPR.
According to him, a Ukrainian sniper opened fire on the positions of the DPR forces on the evening of May 3 near the village of Kominternovo. As DAN clarifies, the fire was fired from the direction of the Vodyanoe settlement controlled by Kiev.
Earlier, on May 2, it was reported that DPR servicemen intercepted a strike drone of Ukrainian security forces near the contact line near the city of Yasinovataya.
On May 1, Ukrainian security forces fired at the northern outskirts of Donetsk with 20 mines. It is noted that in the direction of the village of Peski, fire was fired from a 120-mm mortar, and six shells were fired from an 82-mm weapon.
Moscow’s proposals to reduce tensions in the Donbass on April 28 were blocked by Kiev at a regular meeting of the trilateral contact group on resolving the conflict in southeastern Ukraine. The plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation Boris Gryzlov noted that “for the sake of observing the far-fetched red lines” that contradict the Minsk agreements, Kiev sacrifices the safety and lives of Ukrainian citizens.
Since 2014, Kiev has been conducting a military operation against the residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup and the new government in Ukraine. In this situation, the Ukrainian authorities blame Russia and are trying to win other countries over to their side. Moscow has repeatedly noted that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict.