WAR IN UKRAINE: DPR Claims Ukraine Bombed Mine In Donbas
This DPR-released footage allegedly shows Ukrainian soldiers bombing the Chelyuskintsev mine in the Donbas region amid claims they are deliberately targeting civilians and local infrastructure.
The People’s Militia of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) claimed that Ukrainian forces are targeting civilians and local infrastructure.
The militia said on 5th June: “The Chelyuskintsy mine has been destroyed by Ukrainian nationalists.
“Ukraine is not fighting armies, they are fighting the civilian population of Donbas, purposefully destroying infrastructure and civilians.
“Ukraine is a terrorist state, there is no other name for it here in the Donbas. The Chelyuskintsev mine was destroyed by Ukrainian nationalists, they hit it with mortars, Grads and hurricanes (guided rocket systems).”
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 103rd day of the campaign.
From 24th February to 6th June, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 31,250 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,386 tanks, 3,400 armoured fighting vehicles, 690 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 96 anti-aircraft systems, 211 warplanes, 176 helicopters, 2,395 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 551 unmanned aerial vehicles, 53 units of special equipment, and 125 cruise missiles.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Centre for Strategic Communications (StratCom) claimed on 6th June that Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov was killed in a battle near Popasna in the Luhansk region.
StratCom said: “Exclusive. Meet. Commander of the DNR’s 1st Army Corps (of the orcs), Major General Roman Kutuzov has been officially denazified and demilitarized”.
In related news, the United Kingdom has announced that it is sending its first long-range missiles to Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons.
Last week, the Russian MoD said that its Yars mobile missile systems, which can carry nuclear warheads and which boast a reported range of over 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles), were performing “intensive manoeuvring operations on combat patrol routes in the Ivanovo Region”, east of the Russian capital Moscow.