The Ministry of defence DND told that on April 19 while trying to cross the line of demarcation in the side of the Republic, a mine blew up Ukrainian saboteurs. Attempt to cross the border and sabotage group undertook in the area of Shirokaya Balka. As a result of exploding an anti-personnel mine killed at least one serviceman of VSU, three more people were injured.
During the inspection of places of undermining the DRG was found abandoned by the militants flamethrower «bumblebee», a grenade, some mines and bombs.
According to representatives of the defense Ministry DND, the fact of attempt of penetration of DRG on the territory of the Republic proves that the APU was planning to carry out attacks in the breakaway republics. In turn, the defense Ministry of Ukraine has not commented on this information and did not report losses, saying that for the past day, only one soldier was injured.