Donetsk, May 31 – DAN. Members of the Ukrainian Azov nationalistic armed formation have occupied a kindergarten in Mariupol, said DPR People's Militia deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin.

"Ukrainian fighters continue on with their violence against civilians in the occupied territory. The terrorists of the Azov nationalistic unit have occupied the building of the Bibigon kindergarten in Mariupol and established their HQ there kicking out children and staff."

The locals asked the JFO commander Alexander Syrsky to intervene and return the pre-school institution to the city, but no reaction followed. The issue was addressed to the Ukrainian president's administration.

Kiev forces regularly plunder civilian property, such as hospitals, schools, public institutions and individual property.*ot