The administration of the People's Republic of Donetsk explained the appearance of a column of military hardware in the suburb of Donetsk. This was an act of redeployment of separate units of militia forces.
The chairman of the Supreme Council of the republic, Boris Litvinov, said that the Ukrainian forces continue to shell Donetsk. "Our forces are being redeployed in this regard," he said.
Litvinov also said that after the Ukrainian military escaped from the so-called "traps," the militia obtained a hefty amount of military equipment, all produced during the Soviet era.
Earlier, Vice-Speaker of the Supreme Council of the People's Republic of Donetsk Miroslav Rudenko said in an interview with Pravda.Ru that the Ukrainian forces shell apartment buildings in the north of the city of Donetsk. Several civilians were killed.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign