Vice-speaker of the Parliament proclaimed the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Denis Putilin called the accusations of Kiev in the fire Mariupol to address militias provocation aimed at military development of the opposition in the Donbass.
" Everything is Clear who fired Mariupol: from which areas, from what place and where the artillery. Fire, as far as I know, was made from the " Castle ". Our offices militia there is no artillery, which could to the place of fire to get it. This is another provocation, Ukraine tried to provoke the development of provisions in the military, "he said Putilin on the activities of laying wreaths at the place of fire stops in Donetsk, RIA" Novosti ". Before the first day of the weekend the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that in the past day the militia Forces attacked along the entire line of fighting in the Donbass. According to the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Donetsk oblast Vyacheslav Abroskin, the number of victims of the shelling of the city up to 20 people. Remember, the first day of the weekend press center of the "special operations" Ukrainian security officials said the shelling of the Eastern margin of Mariupol militias. However, the militia declared Donetsk national Republic challenged data security forces about the shelling of Mariupol artillery DND." the forces of the militia in the district of Mariupol no artillery systems, which could fire at a specified territory. From our position to the specified place too far (for arming militias) ", - said the representative of the headquarters of the militia DND. In addition, the Ministry of defence DND called blatant misinformation messages Ukrainian media about the fire." This is outright misinformation and lies. The strength of the militia was not generally opened fire in the direction Mariupol, especially in residential neighborhoods, " said Commissioner of the Ministry of defense of the Republic. Remember on Thursday when it hit the stop in the Leninsky district of Donetsk lost his life fifteen people, another 17 were injured. According to witnesses, was heard at least five shots. First power DND said, because It was mortar Fire, which was conducted out of the van. On the night of 16 January, the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin sent to the President of Ukraine plan-the proposal with the initiative to stop the shelling and pull heavy equipment From the line of conflict and specific hourly schedule for the objection - Moscow promised to convince the militia to agree to this option for the sake of saving the lives of civilians. However, Kiev did not want From the plan, not recommending anything instead. Later, on January 18, Kiev gave military orders to open a massive fire - Donetsk and several villages shelled. Witnesses say a large number of killed and wounded among the civilian population, the most in Gorlovka, which caused the strike bombers.