Ukrainian nationalists seizing humanitarian aid from Donbass civilians: LPR official
The LPR's Human Rights Commissioner says Ukrainian nationalist battalions are driving people out of basements and bombing shelters, forcing them to go to the upper floors instead.
Ukrainian nationalists are reported to be taking humanitarian aid away from Donbass civilians, according to the Human Rights Commissioner of the Logansk People's Republic (LPR).
The LPR official said that when vehicles carrying humanitarian aid sometimes come from inside Ukraine, people come under shelling to the part of the city where the aid is located. However, members of nationalist battalions also arrive at the scene sometimes with weapons in hand and bar people from receiving the aid and take it instead for themselves.
"This is not an isolated case," Serdyukova said.
She added that in cities still under the control of Ukrainian forces in Donbass, nationalist battalions and Ukrainian security forces are driving people out of basements and bombing shelters, forcing them to go to the upper floors instead.
"...they did not hesitate to force them [civilians] to leave the basements, they were forced to go up to the upper floors, to the apartments," the Commissioner told Sputnik.
The authorities in Kiev have ordered nationalist battalions to film and direct staged videos about looting and mass murder to accuse the Russian armed forces of being behind these crimes, Russian National Defense Control Center Head Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev said on Tuesday.
"According to the testimonies of surrendered Ukrainian servicemen, nationalist battalions systematically receive orders from Kiev authorities to prepare staged videos about atrocities, mass murder of civilians, looting, and destruction of social infrastructure," Mizintsev said, explaining that the goal of these videos is to spread propaganda against Russian servicemen.