Forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) eliminated a Ukrainian sabotage-reconnaissance group late on May 23, the DPR military said in a statement on May 24.
The incident reportedly took place north of the area of Mariinka, near the city of Donetsk. According to the statement, DPR troops opened fire at the sabotage-reconnaissance group consisting of 5 persons when it was passing a mine field in the area.
All 5 members of the sabotage-reconnaissance group were killed. One body was recovered by DPR forces.
The DPR military revealed that according to recovered evidence the group had had a goal to enter Donetsk in order to carry out “terrorist attacks against local population”.
The DPR military also noted that an activity of Ukrainian sabotage-reconnaissance groups has recently increased.
Earlier this week, the Ukrainian Armed Forces stormed positions of the DPR near the city of Gorlkova, but failed to achieve any notable gains. MORE HERE