Kiev military unit in Donetsk surrenders to militia
28 June 2014, 12:10 -- Another military unit located in Donetsk has surrendered to the militia, a representative of the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic told RIA Novosti on Saturday.
Two days ago, the militiamen stormed a military unit of the internal troops. The battle went on for several hours.
'Today, another military unit of the internal troops surrendered to us,' the agency's interlocutor said. He explained that the militiamen took control over the military unit without a single shot with the consent of the unit's command.
On February 22, a coup d'état took place in Ukraine, but a number of South-Eastern regions did not recognize the legitimacy of the new authorities. Rallies of supporters of independence started there, and in the middle of April, the Kiev authorities began a special military operation with the use of aviation and armored vehicles against these regions. Moscow has called this special operation, which has already led to numerous victims, punitive and encourages Kiev to immediately stop it.
Last night, the term of the truce, agreed upon by the Ukrainian authorities and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, expired. On Friday, the EU demanded to implement measures to de-escalate the crisis by Monday, and Poroshenko prolonged the truce until Monday counting on the fulfillment of these requirements. On Friday, when the President's plan to prolong the ceasefire became known, the militia expressed readiness to observe the truce.
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