High activity of Ukrainian army is being registered on all parts of the frontline. “Interception” plan is implemented in Donetsk to fight Ukrainian spies. Three days of mourning were declared from October 17 to October 19 in the Republic after assassination of Motorola. Tomorrow, starting from 10:00 in “Donbass Opera” we will say our goodbyes to the Hero of Donetsk People’s Republic Arseny “Motorola” Pavlov.
It is still not calm on Gorlovka direction. Enemy’s UAV has been spotted over the city, Republic’s anti-air defense is firing at it. Trench combat is underway in the area of Zaytsevo.
During the night the enemy heavily shelled the area of the airport and northern outskirts of Donetsk by 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, IFV guns and small arms. Trench combat erupts from time to time in the area of Avdeevka industrial zone. A Ukrainian sniper wounded a civilian in Krutaya Balka village near Yasinovataya.
Kominternovo, Sakhanka and Bezymyannoye villages suffered an hours-long heavy shelling by Ukrainian army. The enemy fires pretty much all the range of artillery guns, from 82mm to 152mm. Two servicemen of the Republic were killed. A civilian woman was lightly injured by a shell fragment.
DPR recon reports a large number of Ukrainian army hardware has been deployed at the frontline. Six military helicopters arrived to the area of Kramatorsk (Gorlovka direction). Approximately 30 tanks have arrived to the children’s camp in Galitsinovka village (Donetsk direction). A train with 10 tanks, among a large number of other military hardware, arrived to Volnovakha (Dokuchaevsk direction). Six 122mm howitzers are gathered in Talakovka (Mariupol direction).