On February 4, five residential buildings were damaged in the Trudovskaya mine’ village in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk as militants of the 28th brigade opened targeted fire with IFV guns, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, an emergency statement from the DPR official representative says.

“Our reconnaissance has obtained operational information on the deployment of three off-road vehicles from the positions of the 28th separate mechanized AFU brigade near Maryinka, from which militants fired at the village of Trudovskaya mine. In these vehicles there were film crews of the Ukrainian 1+1 TV channel and Channel 5, accompanied by senior officers of the occupational forces headquarters and the press service of the Joint Forces Operation. The presence of these offroaders was also recorded in the Krasnogorovka area, from where militants fired at Staromikhailovka.

This provocation was carried out under the personal control of the occupying forces’ Commander Kravchenko and aimed at provoking and recording the return fire by the DPR People’s Militia while Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Mark Etherington was working in the territory of our Republic.

These facts once again confirm the hypocrisy of the Ukrainian political leadership in the person of Zelensky and his proteges, who give orders to open fire on houses of our Republic’s civilians in order to obtain financial and political benefits,” the representative of the DPR PMD said.