Twenty First Winter Explosion! Donetsk Explosion!
Explosion in eastern Ukraine – reports
Several unverified reports on social media and in local media have claimed that a large bang could be heard in the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine on Saturday. Some alleged eyewitnesses said they felt a “shockwave.” Denis Pushilin, the top official in the region, told RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan that the blast occurred in the area controlled by Kiev and that, in his opinion, the situation is “under control” so far. He added that the explosion appeared to come from what he described as a “minor activity at the line of contact.” The Minsk Protocols: Seven years on, is there hope for peace in eastern Ukraine?READ MORE: The Minsk Protocols: Seven years on, is there hope for peace in eastern Ukraine? RT correspondents in Donetsk, meanwhile, said that the sounds of the alleged shockwave from the explosion were not heard inside the city, despite some reports claiming otherwise. The commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces said that his military adheres to the ceasefire and has not carried out any shelling, including in the direction of Donetsk. Tensions around eastern Ukraine have been running high in wake of allegations of an ‘imminent’ Russian invasion, which have been pushed by Washington without any evidence. Moscow has consistently rejected reports of any plans to invade Ukraine, calling them ‘fake news’. Source
Reports of explosion in Donetsk not confirmed
DONETSK, February 12. /TASS/. The situation in Donetsk is calm now, and the reports about an explosion that appeared on social networks have not been confirmed, a source in the law enforcement agencies of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) told TASS on Saturday. "The situation is calm in Donetsk, the reports of an explosion in the city, which are circulating on the social media, have not been confirmed," he said. The reports about an explosion that allegedly rocked Donetsk on Saturday were also refuted by three DPR agencies, namely the DPR mission at the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination (JCCC), the People’s Militia and the Civil Defense and Emergencies Ministry of the republic. "Everything is calm. We have not received any calls or reports about incidents in the city," the emergencies ministry told the Donetsk news agency. Source