No air strike on Luhansk administration building, militants themselves to blame for blast

02.06.2014 17:44 1285

The Kremlin propaganda has distributed another fake report to discredit the Ukrainian troops in the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO): a warplane allegedly fired Luhansk Regional State Administration building.

KYIV, June 2 /Ukrinform/. The Kremlin propaganda has distributed another fake report to discredit the Ukrainian troops in the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO): a warplane allegedly fired Luhansk Regional State Administration building.

ATO spokesman Vladyslav Selezniov told Ukrinform there has been no air strike on the administration building.

"Our aircraft have not flown over Luhansk Regional State Administration," he said.

Selezniov added that what has happened to the administration is due to the militants themselves. "The incident is likely either the careless handling of weapons or the militants who were trying to somehow work on our aircraft and hit the administration building," he suggested.

Selezniov added that even according to the images posted on the Internet, it is clear that it was not an air strike. "If it was the aircraft, there would be little left," he said, noting that this is why the military do not resort to the use of aircraft for strikes against militants in the city.

However, the ATO spokesman confirmed that the aircraft today really have flown in the sky over Luhansk, striking on terrorist roadblocks in the suburbs: "The aviation has worked for two roadblocks on the outskirts of Luhansk. They have been destroyed."

Earlier, one of the mouthpieces of the Kremlin propaganda - RIA Novosti - reported that the Ukrainian Air Force on Monday allegedly made an air strike on the building of Luhansk Regional State Administration.

Local bloggers have reported that gunmen fired from a portable air defense missile system on the aircraft, which was maneuvering over the city, however the rocket hit the air conditioner inside the administration building.

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