By Kristina Melnikova
June 11: In the Donbass, five soldiers of the Ghost (Prizrak) Battalion, who were at an observation post in the area of the front-line village of Golubovskoye near Kirovsk, were killed, the People’s Militia of the Lugansk People’s Republic reported.
A sabotage group of the “West” separate special operations center (the former eighth special forces regiment of the special operations forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) was involved in the death of soldiers.
“Our soldiers were shot in the head with special weapons. At the same time, one of them was killed by a shot made from a foreign-made sniper rifle. The rest were shot at point-blank range by a Ukrainian sabotage group that penetrated the outpost,” the People’s Militia said in a statement.
Position of the Ghost Battalion near Golubovsky. Photo: Christina Melnikova (EADaily)
It was noted that as a result of this cold-blooded murder, four children were left without fathers.
The LPR does not rule out that the purpose of this provocation was to draw retaliatory fire from the units of the People’s Militia for the subsequent accusation of violating the Minsk agreements and intensifying hostilities.
“Analysis of the situation in recent days shows that Kiev is purposefully destabilizing the situation in the region. This is due to the visit by President of Ukraine Zelensky to the armed conflict zone from June 8 to 9, where he declared the readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to resolve the conflict in Donbass by force,” the People’s Militia said.
The LPR said that before Zelensky’s arrival at the front, the situation remained calm, and also reported that they have information on the U.S. supplying a batch of sniper rifles to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as well as ammunition for them.
“In addition, the United States government supplies Kiev with night vision devices, which contributes to an increase in the number of nighttime attacks on the positions of the People’s Militia from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Also, U.S. military specialists have been training snipers for the Armed Forces of Ukraine since April 13 at a training camp near Mariupol, located in the zone of the so-called Joint Forces Operation,” the statement said.
Former Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) soldier Maxim Fomin (Vladlen Tatarsky), one of the first to report the tragedy, told EADaily that the official information was completely true, and also drew attention to the fact that just this morning on the anonymous telegram channel “Joker DPR,” specializing in military insiders, training of saboteurs at the “Urzuf” military training ground was reported.
According to “Joker DPR,” the Armed Forces of Ukraine will soon intensify sabotage activities in the gray zone.
“On June 9, large-scale military exercises with the participation of soldiers of the National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ukraine ended at the Urzuf military training ground. The official media, as usual, declared that a peaceful strategy of suppressing an attempt to break through the defenses by a very aggressive enemy was practiced during the exercises, and so on. But in fact, these exercises, under the supervision of Western instructors, practiced the work of sabotage groups in the gray zone. Also, the official media forgot to mention that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)’s Alpha units took an active part in these exercises, and also, after his propaganda tour at the front line, Supreme Clown Zelensky stopped by,” Joker reported.
According to the channel, 12 sabotage groups of 12-16 people each selected. The groups were codenamed Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima and Tango. Eight groups will operate on the Donetsk front, four groups on the Lugansk front.
“The main task of these groups is to work in the gray zone along the entire front line, with the aim of unleashing local clashes with Donetsk and Lugansk units from June 10 to 17. At the same time, Ukrainian and Western journalists will be in the area of these groups, who will have the opportunity to film material about the aggression of an aggressive enemy on the eve of the meeting between Putin and Biden,” Joker writes.
The conduct of this operation was personally coordinated by Ukrainian President Zelensky. The authors of the channel suggested that in this way he wants to prevent Biden from abandoning Ukraine in favor of some other, more important interests.
Translated by Greg Butterfield