Donetsk Declares Martial Law As "Leave Or Face Total Annihilation" Deadline Hits Within The Hour

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The self-proclaimed "people's governor" of Donetsk, Pavlo Gubarev...

 

has, according to KyivPost, threatened "total annihilation" of Ukrainian armed forces moved into Donetsk region if Kyiv did not pull them away from "the cities of Donbas" within one hour.

 

As RT reports,

Donetsk self-defense forces set an ultimatum for the Kiev military, warning that if troops do not withdraw from block posts in the Donetsk region within 24 hours, they will be taken by force, RIA Novosti reported.

 

The pro-autonomy militia of Donbass region in eastern Ukraine made the statement on Wednesday.

 

"If the armored vehicles are not pulled back, the roadblocks of the so-called legitimate authorities are not removed, I will have enough power and means – the commander supported me today – to destroy and burn everything. Reconnaissance and sabotage groups are ready to move and some are steady,” deputy commander of the pro-autonomy militia of Donbass, Sergey Zdrilyuk, told RIA Novosti.

 

I give 24 hours for them to withdraw all troops, all forces,” he added.

 

The statement follows referendums in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which showed that the majority of voters support self-rule amid an intensified military operation by Kiev.

That deadline expires shortly... would anyone else, besides Virtu (which will buy until the last millisecond and then dump it all) want to be long into this?