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Kiev pulls “crusader tanks” to Donbass; Canada flag waving on spoil bank

The militants of the Ukrainian nationalist groups have pulled 15 tanks bearing crossed on their armor to the front line. Eduard Basurin, Deputy Commander of the Defense Ministry Forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), said at the Donetsk News Agency press center, today. 

“We have registered deployment of 15 tanks with crosses on their armor in Olginka settlement, 12 km from the engagement line,” Basurin said. “Ukraine government stoops to anything and uses such signs having forgotten about the lessons of history. I’d like to remind that all ‘crusaders’ that had penetrated into our motherland were buried on this land,”  Basurin said. “Ukraine’s leadership demonstrates the world community that it is unable to control over a significant part of the armed groups in the zone of the so-called ATO, as well as  shows its cynicism and contempt for the acknowledged human values.”

The unknown hanged the Canada flag on a spoil bank near Shuma village in Dzerzhinsk.  Earlier, The Toronto Sun reported that Canada military instructors would arrive in Ukraine.

EADaily reported earlier that Ukraine’s punitive battalions have become rather active in Donbass. The DPR reconnaissance registered 13 violations of the peace regime on the engagement light overnight. The National Guard fighters use mortars and armored vehicles, which is banned by the Minsk Agreements.

The DPR Defense Ministry has repeatedly reported about deployment of the Ukrainian nationalist groups armed with heavy weapons along the engagement line.

Ukraine’s Armed Forces Command has lost control over a significant part of those armed groups.

The situation remains tense in Gorlovka, Staromikhailovka, Spartak, Vesyoloye, Sakhanka and in the area of the Donetsk airport. 

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