Donetsk, Feb 21 – DAN. DPR law enforcement and defence agencies are carrying out a joint operation to neutralize several saboteur squads that infiltrated the Republic aiming to arrive at the border with Russia, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Monday.

"Currently, special activities are being carried out by the Interior Ministry and the State Security Ministry in coordination with the People’s Militia to neutralize Ukrainian squads that attempted to break through towards the Russian border," he said.

Approximately at 8.10 a.m. a Ukrainian squad broke through into the DPR, the saboteurs attempted to get to the Russian border, but were faced by DPR units.

The stand-off is ongoing.

Another saboteur attack was thwarted in Donetsk in the night of February 20.

A Ukrainian saboteur blew himself up at the Donetsk railway station this morning while installing an explosive device. *ot