This was stated by ATO spokesman Vladyslav Selezniov. Censor.NET reports.
He stated: "So, today the delegation of Sloviansk appealed to Ihor Gyrkin demanding him and his henchmen to leave the territory of the town to ensure public safety. But in response we got a refusal. This once again demonstrates the true attitude of the militants to civilians. There is a huge gap between declarations and actions of the militants." Summed up the spokesman.