Recognizing right to return fire, “DNR” leader outraged that occupiers themselves received “response”
The “DNR” leader Denis Pushilin has admitted that the Minsk agreements do not prohibit the return fire, but he is outraged that it was the Russian occupier who received the response. This follows from his statement about the death of four and wounding of five CADO militants on June 21.
Pushilin tries to present the combat losses of the occupiers as “a treacherous well-aimed attack on the positions of the people’s militia (self-designation of the “DNR” illegal armed formations – OstroV) near the village of Lozove not far from Donetsk. However, according to the report of the JFO press service, it was from this settlement on June 21 that “the mercenaries opened fire from 120-caliber mortars and heavy anti-tank grenade launchers at Ukrainian positions”.
The headquarters of the special operation reported that “the Ukrainian defenders opened fire in response to the enemy shelling”. It can be assumed that it was precisely as a result of the suppression of the fire activity of the Russian occupiers that the “people’s militiamen” lost four militants KIA and five WIA.
It is significant that the leader of the “DNR” admitted that “there is no prohibition on the opening of return fire in the Measures to Strengthen the Armistice”. He demanded “to conduct an investigation into why the DNR People’s Militia did not take appropriate measures, namely, the return fire, which is directly prescribed by the agreements in Minsk”.
The separatist propaganda does not even consider the version that the occupiers received a well-deserved “response” from the AFU.