Kiev plans provocations to justify offensive in Donbass: Donetsk Defense Ministry

August 17: Ukrainian security services plan terrorist attacks on its territory on the eve of Ukraine’s Independence Day [August 24]. This was announced today by Edward Basurin, deputy commander of the Ministry of Defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR).
Donetsk Deputy Defense Minister Edward Basurin
 “I draw your attention to the fact that, according to DNR intelligence, Ukrainian security services are planning a series of terrorist attacks on its territory on the eve of the Independence Day of Ukraine in order to accuse the young republics of organizing sabotage against the Kiev authorities,” he said.

According to him, “These actions by the Ukrainian security forces would then become an excuse to attack the Donbass.”
Translated by Greg Butterfield

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