Despite the efforts of the global community to reconstruct the process of peaceful settlement of the conflict, the Ukrainian party keeps sabotaging stability on the contact line and to this end continues to increase the intensity of provocative shelling of the territory of our Republic.

Thus, today, militants of the 28th brigade, on the orders of war criminal Marchenko, opened fire with IFV guns on Elenovka. As a result of the shelling, a residential building sustained damage at the address 5 Shevchenko Street.

Information on the destruction of civilian infrastructure and casualties among the civilian population is being specified.

We regard this fact of shelling our Republic as an act of aggression and urge the OSCE SMM to force the Joint Forces Operation Command to take control of the violent militants. We urge international organizations to stop the terror committed by Ukrainian militants and exercise pressure on the Kiev authorities, carry out a thorough investigation of the incident and to ensure that the perpetrators are punished severely.