"In connection with the spread of information by certain online media outlets about the alleged seizure of the Donetsk filtration plant by the Ukrainian military for further shelling of Ukraine's uncontrolled territory, the ATO Staff press center states this information is untrue and distributed for the sake of another provocation by Russian occupation forces.
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"Once again we emphasize that the Ukrainian side does not violate its commitments under the Minsk agreements.
"The ATO forces are composed exclusively from units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations created in accordance with the laws of Ukraine. The ATO forces have never used and will not use weapons against the civilian population of the Donbas," the statement says.