“The Ukrainian army in Donbas has completed the pull-out of heavy weapons and their verification by the OSCE. Meantime, the enemy has ignored the process,” presidential spokesman for Donbas Col. Motuzyanyk announced Nov. 26, Ukrinform reports.
There is no evidence that Ukraine were the first to open fire. They do not return even the harassing fire if it does not endanger their lives, he said.
To demonstrate Ukraine’s commitment to the peaceful settlement of the conflict, pres Poroshenko issued orders to return the fire only if it threatens the lives of the Ukrainian servicemen.
“The decision to open fire is taken by Ukraine army local COs,” the spokesman stressed.