This is stated by human rights activist Yelena Stepnaia on her Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
"The city is overwhelmed by Cossacks. They detained buses of the first shift. People are not allowed into the mines. They give out Russian flags and flags of the Luhansk People's Republic and march people to rally against the ATO. They go arounf apartments getting people to go to the rally. They place women and children on the sides saying this is how they will greet the National Guard which they are calling the Right Sector. "
According to the human rights activist, the city is completely controlled by Cossacks. The mayor of Rovenky is collaborating. The rally in the city center will be under the control and supervision of acting Mayor Kniazheva.
"People are being held at checkpoints. In order to avoid the meeting the miners are running down to their mines and the shifts stay below. There are people with guns waiting for the miners. Miners are called cowards and are being told that they should kneel down before Putin and ask for his protection. They say that his army is close by waiting for our call for help. The say that June 22 is a symbolic date and this is the day of Nazi collapse in Ukraine. And they say if the mines keep working there will be terrorist attacks in the city and on the plants, saying they are prepared for it. Their Commissar Ilyich said right away - we do not need the mines, we will blow them up together with traitors (miners). People are shocked."