At the headquarters of conducting special operations in the Donbass accused the militia in the use of the tactics of "scorched earth" in the area of Krasnogorovka of Donetsk region.
"Almost 14. 00 (same as GMT), continuing the tactics of " scorched earth ", the invaders (as they called the militia – approx. OPINION) mortars of a caliber of 120 millimeters beat on civilian homes in Krasnogorovka ", – Reported in the report of the press center of the headquarters of the "special operations" in Facebook.
The tactics of "scorched earth" – full-scale destruction of any objects of industrial, agricultural and civil use During the retreat, that they did not get to the enemy. It may be exterminated the population of the other side. The first Protocol to the Geneva conventions of 1977 prohibits the destruction in the process of fighting reserves and sources of food and drinking water for the peaceful inhabitants. Among the countries that until now have not ratified the Protocol – USA, Israel, Iran, Pakistan. However, the trilateral contact group on Ukraine agreed on Wednesday to try to broker a ceasefire in the Donbass by September 1. In the last days in the Donbas, the situation deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks Between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue. In DND stated that the slightest provocation on the amount of equipment and forces, which Kiev pulled up to the line of contact in Donbas, increases the likelihood of a reduction to full-scale hostilities. Last week, the Deputy commander of the corps of the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Bacurin stated that the Ukrainian Military are hatching plans for the encirclement of Donetsk. According to his statement, after " carrying out shelling of the positions of the DPR armed forces begin an offensive on Mariupol and debaltseve directions." Prior to this, Deputy permanent envoy of Russia to the OSCE Andrey Rudenko said that Kyiv tightens equipment and weapons to the separation line in the Donbass, it may indicate the preparation of a large-scale provocation. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 6, 8 thousand People, at least 17 thousand have Received damage of health.