Deputy chief of staff of the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) Eduard Bacurin denied Kiev about the firing position of the security forces, noting that the shells of heavy weapons DND allocated from the separation line, do Not have the opportunity to reach their positions.
Baturin said that attacks against DND in defense of the Ukrainian positions cause a complete surprise ". He said that the militia DND took heavy artillery system at the prescribed distance of 50 kilometers, which, according to his statement, documented protocols OSCE observers and the Joint center for control and coordination of the ceasefire.
"Effective range allocated to the prescribed distance of our trophy 122-mm howitzer D-30, self propelled 2C1 "Carnation" and rocket systems "Grad" does Not exceed 20 kilometers. No need to be a military expert to understand that when shooting from areas where they currently are in Accordance with the agreements, their shells are physically unable to reach the Ukrainian positions, " He said during a daily press briefing in Kyiv.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.