"We have a good Ukrainian proverb: "Your belly button is bigger than your stomach. They are welcome to try," NSDC Information Analysis Center spokesman Andrii Lysenko said at the briefing in Kyiv answering the question regarding the militants' statement of intention to seize towns controlled by the Ukrainian Army, Censor.NET informs citing UNIAN.
It should be reminded that the militants constantly violate armistice in the Donbas shelling the ATO forces' positions and attacking checkpoints.
In addition, the insurgents are regularly shelling civilians in the Donbas, playing off the shelling conducted by the Ukrainian army. That way the militants committed artillery strike of Sartana village north of Mariupol on Oct. 14 using Grad MLRSes. One of the missiles hit the funeral procession killing seven people and injuring 16.
The OSCE observers confirmed that rockets came from the east, where the terrorists' positions are situated.