Over the past 24 hours, the armed forces of Ukraine carried out a false flag attack, spokesman for the DPR People’s Militia Directorate Colonel Eduard Basurin reported during the briefing in Donetsk on August 10.

“In the area of Leninskoye, militants from the 501st battalion of the 36th brigade used a quadcopter drone with a device fixed on it for dropping a grenade launcher fragmentation round. 300 meters from our positions, the drone operator dropped the round.

We note that the lack of control and low demanding on the part of the command of the 36th brigade and Vostok Task Force towards their subordinates facilitate the violation of the order from the staff of the Joint Forces Operation on strengthening the measures of control over the truce observance.

Defenders of the Republic did not fall for this provocation, did not open fire and were watching the enemy, strictly observing the ceasefire.

Within the framework of the coordination mechanism, the Ukrainian party to the JCCC was promptly notified of this incident in order to take appropriate disciplinary action against the violators,” Eduard Basurin noted.