About this writes the Lugansk Information Center with reference to the officer of the press service of the LPR People’s Police Directorate Ivan Filiponenko.

“On November 16, the“ patriots of Ukraine ”, the commanders of the 14th and 59th brigades, Colonel Sergei Voichenko and Colonel Gennady Shapovalov ordered the US flags to be hung out in the area of ​​the Crimean and Mironovsky settlements,” he said.

According to him, the flags hung out on the eve of the arrival of the journalist of the American newspaper The New York Times Hoffman Wayne.

The LPR believes that in this way the Ukrainian commanders "hoped" that "the general public of America would find out how much they love and wait for it in Ukraine."

Earlier in Lugansk, it was stated that Ukrainian nationalists returned to the site of the withdrawal of forces near the settlement of Zolotoe in the Donbass, strengthening their positions there.