The Deputy commander of Land forces of the Russian armed forces Colonel-General Alexander Lentsov said that is not in the Donbas, as before stated, the Commissioner of the General staff of the Ukrainian armed forces, and at the Ashuluk firing range in Astrakhan region.
The Ukrainian Military first revealed that on the night of Monday Militias like artillery and mortar fire in the area of Stroganovka to the South of Donetsk. They also state that during the battle, took the key height in the area. The militia called the news a "ballot box" in order to blame them for the breakdown of the Minsk agreements. Press Secretary of the General staff of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev later said that the Military attributed the worsening situation in the Donbass as if the presence in Donetsk Russian General Lentsov.
"Note of the Ukrainian General staff, the Ashuluk firing range is located at a distance of over 600 kilometers from the Russian-Ukrainian border," Lentsov said on air of television channel " Russia 24 ", adding that came to the landfill To prepare for the planned for the 2nd half of August teachings.
"in the media not so long ago, there is evidence that replaced the leadership of the main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of Ukraine. I think we need to change not only the leadership, and all those commissioners who frankly misinformed leadership and the country of Ukraine, and in the 1st turn, the Ukrainian people, and create tension between Russia and Ukraine ", - he added.
The Plenipotentiaries of Ukraine and Western countries many times accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in the Donbass. Evidence for this was provided. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the statement " public unsubstantiated insinuations ". First, Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.