Statement by DPR Head Denis Pushilin in connection with provocative actions of Ukraine against civilian population of Republic


Over the past week, the Kiev regime has committed an unprecedented number of provocations against the Donetsk People’s Republic.

On January 28, the presence of explosive devices was reported on the territory of 17 sites in Donetsk, Gorlovka and Makeyevka, on February 1, an improvised explosive device was found in the administration of Kyiv district in the capital of the Republic. Yesterday, on February 2, the story continued: reports about explosives in schools and universities covered almost the whole Republic. Threats of explosions in more than 400 buildings in 16 settlements necessitated the evacuation of more than 75 thousand people.

The conclusions of technical experts directly point to the involvement of Kiev in these calls and messages. Once again, modern Ukraine shows its terrorist essence.

Our emergency services and relevant ministries have done an excellent job in all these cases, showing their readiness to cope with any situation. However, we understand that such an increase in the degree of tension is not only psychological blow of our children and their parents, significant financial costs, a huge burden on personnel and the workload of emergency services. This is direct evidence of readiness for offensive actions.

It is indicative that false bomb alerts took place in the Crimea. That kind of cynicism of organizers of this lawlessness, who are on Ukrainian territory, fits into the general policy of Ukraine towards the inhabitants of Donbass and all Russian people.

The most cynical thing is that Ukraine’s aggression is directed at our children. But Ukrainian scare tactics have never worked against us, and it doesn’t work now.

Denis Pushilin,

Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic