Command of combined Russian-separatist forces lifts restriction on small arms use by mercenaries in Donbas

Ukraine’s military intelligence indicates that the command of the Russian-occupation forces has lifted restriction on the use of small arms by its leading echelons against Ukrainian troops.

"The Russian mercenaries on active duty were granted permission to fire upon the positions of the Joint forces operation (JFO) units without approval of their detachments’ commanders. Therefore, the enemy created further incentives for inviting retaliation in order to escalate the situation along the demarcation line," the Defense Ministry press service said in a statement, Censor.NET reports.

The intelligence agency noted that the occupiers have brought additional professional camera crews to film alleged cease-fire violations by the Ukrainian side and subsequently make propaganda reports spread by the Russian federal news agencies and media outlets run by the Russian occupation authorities of the Donbas.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3071033