The self-proclaimed "Donetsk People’s Republic" denies that militants brought munition and started to build fortification in Kominternovo, Donetsk region. The official DAN website informs about that.
«This is another blatant lie aimed at discretization of the Armed forces of the DPR, escalation of the conflict in Donbass and a way to justify your own seizure of Pishchevik, Pavlopol, Vinogradnoye, Gnutovo, Shyrokino, Bakhmutovka and Zhovanka, which are located in the grey zone. We satisfy all the demand of the Minsk agreements in full but we are ready to respond in case of aggression from the Ukrainian side», — commented on the situation of village seizure in the "grey zone" the "Ministry of Defense of the DPR".
As previously reported, militants entered Kominternovo located in the “grey zone” near Mariupol in the morning on December 22nd. Militants were armed with not only with small weapons, grenade launchers, armored combat vehicles, probably tanks and other heavy weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
The Commander of the Azov National Guard of Ukraine, deputy Andrey Biletskyi reported on December 23rd that militants brought munition and started to build fortification in Kominternovo, Donetsk region. "They brought about 12-15 units of armoured vehicles as well as artillery reserve. They started to build fortification, concrete structures, bring construction equipment, started actively to undermine roads and approaches. I think they took the village for a long time and seriously",- said Biletskyi.
According to recent reports, the bandits did not allow OSCE representatives to work in the area of Kominternovo, and late in the afternoon the terrorists fired at the positions of the ATO forces on the boundary line from the 82-mm mortars. In addition, in the afternoon subversive groups of militants made an attempt to get to Kominternovo controlled by forces of the ATO.