Another attack on the Donetsk People's Republic territory by the Ukrainian armed formations indicates that the enemy does not seek a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The DPR is expecting those who acted as guarantors of the Minsk agreements to exercise some reaction. Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin stated this when talking to the media on Wednesday, February 24, the press office of the Head of the Republic reports. The Head of State considered the February 24 shelling of Yelenovka village by Ukraine a violation of humanitarian law.
“This is an infringement of the humanitarian aspects, because in the village of Yelenovka there are checkpoints for the passage of citizens. Though twice a week, given the COVID-related restrictions, but nonetheless this checkpoint is used for humanitarian purposes. And now shell hits are registered nearly 150 meters away from the checkpoint. This raises very serious questions. What will the next actions on the part of Ukraine be like? And why is there no response from those who guarantee a peaceful negotiation process? Unfortunately, we can see no such response. We have to be ready for anything,” Denis Pushilin emphasized.
The shelling of Yelenovka burst out on February 24 at about 4:50 p.m. local time, resulting in a power line damaged and part of the village de-energized. At the moment, restoration is underway. Recall that the Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire about 45 times over the past two weeks, firing more than 340 pieces of ammunition at the territory of the Republic.