Militants prevent Hug from getting to Krasnohorivka gas distribution station
The illegal armed formations of certain areas of Donetsk region on Friday once again prevented the OSCE patrols led by Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the Special Monitoring Mission Alexander from examining and assessing the required scale of repairs at the Krasnohorivka gas distribution station near the contact line, the Ukrainian side of the Joint Center on Control and Coordination (JCCC) said.
"The illegal armed forces of separate areas of Donetsk region [not controlled by the government] withdrew their security guarantees when the OSCE patrols were staying near the station, motivating this by a fictitious shelling of a fire engine on the outskirts of Donetsk by Ukrainian army units in the evening of August 10. The real reason for the disruption of this event is the attempt to prevent Hug and the mission's employees from getting to the Krasnohorivka gas distribution station," the press center of the ATO headquarters reported on Facebook.
The Ukrainian side of the JCCC has stressed that such actions by the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic are aimed at creating prerequisites for humanitarian and environmental disasters on the government-controlled territory of Ukraine.