The Ukrainian side provoked intensive combat on the northern borders of Donetsk; the enemy redeployed heavy weaponry to the front line, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on May 16.
Since the afternoon of May 16, the situation escalated in Avdeevka industrial zone, in the area of the “Yasinovataya” checkpoint, and in the area of Spartak. The Ukrainian army was shelling the residential areas and the DPR PM positions with 152mm artillery, 122mm guns, 120mm and 82mm mortars. There was information on the fire outbreak in a school in the village of Spartak.
The situation was tense on all parts of the front. Active combat erupted north of Uglegorsk and in the area of Logvinovo.
DPR PM intelligence informed on the redeployment of the Ukrainian army’s heavy weaponry to the front line on the Gorlovka, Donetsk, and Mariupol directions. One tank platoon arrived in the area of Verkhnetoretskoye, another tank platoon was noted in Avdeevka. On the south direction, near the village of Kalchik, one Ukrainian army’s tank platoon was spotted. Moreover, there is information that a road transport with 20 cars carrying artillery munitions in Slavyansk.
On May 15, the Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire 29 times while shelling 17 villages and towns of the DPR. One house on Pobeda street in Yasinovataya burnt down as a result of the shelling.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency