On one of the clips posted on YouTube, you can see how the residents of the Donetsk region blocked their cars along the road along which the column of military equipment moves. They demanded that the attendants explain why heavy tracked vehicles move on public roads. Instead, a man came out to them, who introduced himself as the head of the district police department, and called for unblocking the road.
After the local residents, having received no answers to their questions, refused to comply with this requirement, one of the soldiers spoke to them. He explained that the column is moving from the Dnipropetrovsk region to some exercises.
No further explanation was given, and the column started moving again. To prevent this, residents threatened their lives began to block the equipment. What ended the confrontation from the video remains unclear.
This is not the first such case in the east of Ukraine.
On Thursday evening, not far from Donetsk, activists from the Donbass people's militia barred the way to a convoy consisting of about 20 trucks carrying heavy military equipment in the direction of the Russian border. This was told to RT by an activist, and in the past, EMERCOM officer Sergey Rzhavsky
He explained that members of the militia entered into more than one-hour negotiations with the persons accompanying the convoy. It turned out that the destination of trucks is a landfill in the area of the state border with Russia, where certain exercises should take place.
Activists were able to reach a compromise with the commanders of this column, and the troops decided to turn around, a former Emergencies Ministry officer added.
Eyewitnesses also reported that a similar case occurred at the railway station Kondrashevskaya Novaya, which is located in 10 km from Lugansk. A train with armored vehicles arrived here from the west of the country, reports RIA News. This caused a negative reaction among local residents. After the military escorting the cargo could not answer questions about the purpose of the movement tanks and other armored vehicles, unloading was blocked, and the train was sent to a dead end.
Local residents organized round-the-clock watch to prevent further movement of the train.