The Ukrainian Right Sector nationalist and extremist group has been withdrawing its troops from the Donbass contact line, Donetsk defense ministry’s representative Eduard Basurin has announced today, on July 13.
“The Right Sector has pulled out some of its units and is sending them to Kiev under an instruction of their commanders,” Basurin is quoted as saying by Donetsk News Agency. “We have registered fewer violations of the ceasefire within 24 hours because of this,” he informed.
It is worth mentioning that Right Sector leader Dmitro Yarosh denies reports that his battalions left Donbass. “Any reports on Right Sector battalions moving away from the places they are deployed are false. The troops are on the bases and fulfilling the tasks they were charged of, protecting the state sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he wrote in his account on Facebook. “I ask you not to pay attention to the smear campaign aimed at discrediting the Right Sector and provoking bloodshed in Ukraine.”