Kiev, Nov 9. – The Ministry of Defence of the insurgent Donetsk People”s Republic (DPR) denounced today the edployment of Ukrainian tanks and artillery towards the front line in Donbass, in violation of the agreements of Minsk.

 

Eduard Basurin, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the DPR, said that the intelligence of that rebel territory registers continued violations by Kiev’s troops of the agreements signed in the capital of Belarus.

 

Speaking to the press, the official spokesman of the militia said that the forces mobilized to repress the population of Donbass (southeastern Ukraine) emplaced four artillery pieces in Granítnoye, one kilometer from the front line.

 

He added in his denounce that deployed five self-propelled guns in Piervomaiskoye, 10 kilometers away, while it was confirmed the arrival of a tanks company of the government to the town of Dzerzhinsk, just five km. from the line of contact.

 

With the signing on last November 3rd of a law that allows foreign citizens and stateless persons to serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko breached one of the points agreed in Minsk, which provides for ‘the withdrawal of all foreign forces’.

 

According to the press service of the ruler, the document 716-VIII adopted on October 6th by the Supreme Rada (Ukrainian unicameral parliament) provides foreign-born with the legal capacity to sign the contract to serve in the Armed Forces and other military formations, the statement said.

 

The increased presence of foreigners in the Armed Forces and other military formations reduces the need of the call to military service during mobilization for a special period of Ukrainian citizens, concludes the writing, which ignores the explicit commitment of the agreements of Minsk.

 

Recently, the DPR and PRL negotiators in the Belarusian capital, Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego, respectively, reported the consistency of the rebel regions with postponing the elections of October 18th and November 1st ‘until next year’ to save the negotiations.

 

That proposal includes the condition that Kiev meets all the points adopted on February 12th, 2015 in the Belarusian capital (Minsk-2), that the draft law on elections in Donbass, the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine and any other document must be signed by all participants in the peace negotiations.

 

Any changes not agreed upon without consulting the rebels will constitute “a blatant and unacceptable violation” of agreements of Minsk, according to insurgent spokesmen.

 

Prensa Latina