#Commentary of Denis Pushilin on US State Department spokesperson’s statement about aggravation of situation in Gorlovka

The US State Department rumbled hastily to rehabilitate the AFU, which launched a fierce attack on Gorlovka. As a result, four people were wounded, a direct hit in a multi-storey residential building was recorded, as well as several more damages! In the last two days alone, Ukrainian artillery has launched almost a thousand munitions on the DPR settlements.

Even the children from Gorlovka, who had stopped going to school because of barbaric shelling, know that they are targeted by Ukraine, and it turns out that the official representative of the US State Department knows it better – she calls on Russia to end the so-called aggression.

The method of lay one’s own fault at somebody else’s door is not new, but especially cynical after such ruthless provocations by the AFU. More than once or twice, we urged the Ukrainian party in Minsk to promulgate an order forbidding opening fire. But the AFU, in violation of all agreements, are occupying settlements in the grey zone, heavy equipment is located in close proximity to the contact line, the intensity of shelling of the DPR territory is increasing. Instead of supporting the efforts of the OSCE to disengage forces and facilities in the area of the Donetsk Filtering Station, the official Kiev resorts to intensifying aggression, and, judging by the operative information support of the State Department, these actions are coordinated.

Denis Pushilin, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Permanent Representative of the DPR to the negotiations of the Contact Group in Minsk

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