Unrest and actions of separatists in Donetsk
People on the roads around Donetsk are blocking Ukrainian army supplementary vehicles (field kitchens, fuel trucks, med transport) refusing their passage.
The 25th special battalion regional defence force was formed and its mobilisation was announced one month ago. However, this was not carried out properly due to sabotage. If this type of force had been created several weeks ago, following the first signs of escalation from Crimea, the capturing of the administration buildings in the Donetsk region could have been prevented.
Lots of people with Ukrainian flags promote unity of the state during special actions along the roads of Donetsk. Cars bearing Russian flags are present on the streets.
One can say that clearly, rebellion is underway due to the complete inaction of military command, betrayal by police forces and the active involvement of criminal elements.
Actions of separatists
On public transport leaflets entitled “Declaration of independence of Donetsk people’s republic” are handed out. No author’s names, signatures or leader’s names appear on the leaflets, only statements.
There have been several provocations and mass confrontation between citizens of Donetsk, who support different stances; no fights have broken out yet.
According to information from recruitment office, all armories in the city have been captured.
The regional police headquarters was assaulted by representatives of Kharkiv separatist organization “Oplot”. An official police announcement stated that the building is under the control of ordinary protesters.
The Donetsk regional state administration Building (“ODA”) flies the flag of Donetsk republic as opposed that of Ukraine. Taking photos inside the building is forbidden. Our correspondent has confirmed the cabinets are in a disorganised mess suggesting someone has interfered with the contents.