Donetsk, May 17 – DAN. Ukrainian marines of the 35th brigade occupied residential houses in the Volnovakha district saying that the residents should "perform servants' duties", said the head of the DPR People's Militia command press service Daniil Bezsonov.

"The owners faced the choice of tolerating new tenants and serving them, or leaving their houses in Nikolayevka and Novognatovka."

The locals were still to pay for household services, Bezsonov said. The townships' pending payments for utilities amount to tens of thousands of hryvnia in total, while complaints with the police were futile. *ot