14:14 Jul. 18, 2016
Discontent with Russian occupation forces grows among local residents
Three civilians were shot and wounded after Russia-backed militants dispersed a rally in the militant-occupied part of Donbas (eastern Ukraine).
Ukraine's Intellegence Service reports on that on Facebook.
According to Ukraine's intelligence officers, local residents showed a growing discontent with presence and activities of Russian forces in the temporarily occupied territories of eastern Ukraine.
"On July 17, servicemen of the 1st separate motorized rifle brigade (the militant-held town of Komsomolske) of the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk) seriously injured three peaceful residents following the dispersal of a spontaneous rally against locating firing positions of artillery units in residential areas of the city. To conceal what happened, Russian occupation officers spread rumours that local residents were shot by a retired soldier who suffered a mental disorder," the statement reads.