Borys Filatov’s comments on the Dnipro battalion and the shootout in Krasnoarmiysk, Donetsk Oblast today

Earlier today, two men died and one man was injured as a result of a conflict and shootout between Krasnoarmiysk citizens and men in camouflage who called themselves the Dnipro Battalion.

Borys Filatov, Deputy Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Administration, commented on the shootout in Krasnoarmiysk on his Facebook page.

“Even the patriotic internet and mass media are full of nonsense.

There’s NO Dnipro battalion that belongs to the National Guard.

There’s the National Guard. There’s the Dnipro battalion of the MIA (Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine). There’s territorial defense.

Dnipro battalion wasn’t in Krasnoarmiysk. They’re helping the military set up the checkpoints. That’s it.

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Dnipropetrovsk launches new approach to separatists

The Deputy Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Boris Filatov is proposing new methods for dealing with separatists by providing financial incentives for good citizenship and by forming a regional anti-terrorist military force.

The first units of the Dnipro special forces battalion have been formed and are ready for combat missions. Roadblocks have been set up, Filatov writes on Facebook, April 16, as reported by Expreso.TV.

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