Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

DENIS PUSHILIN'S STATEMENT ON UKRAINE'S PROVOCATIONS

03 February 2022
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Over the past week, the Kiev regime has committed an unprecedented number of provocations against the Donetsk People's Republic.
On January 28, information was received about the planting of explosive devices in 17 places in Donetsk, Gorlovka and Makeevka, on February 1, an improvised explosive device was found in the Kievsky regional administration of Donetsk. On February 2, the story continued: reports of mining in schools and universities covered almost the entire Republic. Threats of explosions in more than 400 buildings in 16 settlements necessitated the evacuation of more than 75 thousand people.
The conclusions of technical experts directly point to the involvement of Kiev in these calls and messages. Once again, modern Ukraine shows its terrorist essence.
Our emergency services and relevant ministries have done an excellent job in all these cases, showing their readiness to cope with any situation. However, we understand that such an increase of tension is not only a blow to the psyche of our children and their parents, significant financial costs, a huge burden on personnel and the workload of emergency services. This is direct evidence of readiness for offensive actions.
It is indicative that a wave of false mines swept through the Crimea. The extreme cynicism of this lawlessness organizers, who are on Ukrainian territory, fits into the framework of the general policy of Ukraine towards the inhabitants of Donbass and all Russian people.
The most cynical thing is that Ukraine's aggression is directed at our children. But Ukrainian scare tactics have never worked against us, and they won't work now.