Donetsk News Agency about the events of 15 - 16 August at the line of contact
On Sunday, August 16, DAN has compiled data on the results of the massive attacks that have been settlements DNI, the actions of Ukrainian security services and the measures taken by the leadership of the republic.
Donetsk, August 16 - DAN. Ukrainian security officials last night and last night was subjected to massive bombardment of populated areas of Donetsk People's Republic over the entire length of the contact line. In particular, heavy fire from the position of APU was conducted in Donetsk, Gorlovka and Mariupol directions.
In the capital, came under fire all border regions - Kiev, Kuibyshev, Kirov and Petrovsky. Data on the shelling caused casualties or damage are being specified, detailed information is likely to appear closer to morning. At the moment, it is known that injured at least two civilians in the Kuibyshev region.
Also, late in the evening the next bombardment village Spartak Yasinovatskiy district, located near the Donetsk airport. Here, according to the Ministry of Defense DNI, the enemy has used multiple rocket launchers "Grad". Also, "Castle" Makiyivka was fired yesterday - the second largest city of the Republic, which borders with Donetsk in the east. Currently, the capital and its satellite town to establish the relative lull.
Another major city Gorlovka, which is located in the north-east of Donetsk and has recently been the most intense shelling last night was again under fire.In Gorlovka DAN Municipality reported that the fire, as usual, was conducted from the point of APU in the direction of Artemovsk, and punitive use heavy weapons. Now DAN can not contact the authorities of Gorlovka and learn about the consequences of attacks, but these are known last night: one civilian was killed and three injured. According to the city administration Roman Hramenkova, on the night of August 15, Gorlovka fired 152-mm guns.
In Mariupol direction came under fire near the frontline village - Sahanka, Kominternovo, Red Army, Seaside, October. Local authorities reported yesterday DAN that many inhabitants of these settlements in a hurry to leave for safer areas; much of the population, however, earlier abandoned their homes to escape the mines and shells APU.
It is noteworthy that last night a representative of the Ministry of Defence of the DNI, Deputy Commander Edward Basurin body, held an emergency briefing to announced according to intelligence reports, the security forces on the Ukrainian group Donbass shown on high alert. Zamkomkorpusom also reiterated that in the last days APU changed tactics shelling - the vast majority of villages are under fire from the DNI in the dark. This punitive increasingly using heavy weaponry, which, according to the Minsk agreements have long had to be set aside from the front line at a safe distance.
"Transfer" attacks on the night in the Ministry of Defense to connect the work schedule of the OSCE observers, who are engaged in fixing ceasefire violations only at night. The trend is clearly delineated after the incident in Donetsk, where on the night of August 10, unidentified attackers burned four cars of the monitoring mission. Along the main version of the investigation, this provocation was organized saboteurs with the aim of compromising the People's Republic and to achieve the withdrawal of observers from the Donbass.
Contrary to the hopes of Kiev, so get rid of the witnesses failed: international organizations to continue to work in the People's Republic, the authorities have provided observers DNI additional protection. Now, punitive, achieves breakdown of the peace process and the resumption of full-scale battles remained to conceal their activities under the cover of darkness.
DNR always transmits all the information about the OSCE Ukrainian shelling, however, said the head of the delegation of the Republic of DAN in the peace talks Denis Pushilin, without fundamental changes in the negotiations to reduce the tensions on the front should not wait. That is why the official Donetsk repeatedly refers to Western guarantors "Minsk-2" calling to influence Kiev. The latest round of negotiations showed that the Ukrainian side stubbornly refuses to move from imitation peace efforts to real steps for a political settlement and it is unlikely to happen without any external pressure.
In the meantime, the intelligence of the Armed Forces DNI say one thing: Ukraine is not only trying to defuse the situation, but all the forces pushing the conflict to escalate. Every day, near the line of contact are found more and more new items of heavy artillery being moved to the front of dozens of pieces of machinery, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers. Together with the shelling of the night such actions leave no doubt that Kiev is trying again to unleash a full-scale war
Source: Donetsk News Agency