Donetsk, Jan 23 – DAN. Head of the DPR People's Militia HQ press service Daniil Bezsonov has called on Ukrainian soldiers to refuse fighting in a civil war.

"I address Ukrainian servicemen who are deployed to the frontline. Refuse following criminal orders and go back to families. Don't be cannon fodder. Ukrainian criminal authorities and mediocre commanders attribute their incompetence to simple soldiers and junior officers."

Bezsonov words came amidst Ukrainian politicians' saber-rattling in sight of upcoming presidential election. For instance, Poroshenko has bluntly dismissed any possibility of Donbass acquiring a special status within Ukraine though it is a key provision of the Minsk Agreemnts. One of the most influential Ukrainian political parties, Svoboda, has nominated Ruslan Koshulinskiy its candidate, who is an open nationalist promoting arms imports from NATO countries and denunciation of the Misnk-2.

The DPR People's Militia reminded that Kiev's militaristic posture had resulted in its defeat in the Debaltsevo pocket four years ago.

"If you follow orders to commence offensive, there will be new pockets. You will be abandoned by your commanders and left to die. Those who manage to escape will face Ukrainian trial, as it happened before, to be blamed for their commanders' mistakes," Bezsonov said. *ot