DPR: Escalation on Donetsk segment of the front line

The situation on the Donetsk direction sharply escalated on the Donetsk direction, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on September 13.

13.09.2017, DPR.

Heavy artillery of the Ukrainian army opened fire on the village of Trudovksiye in the Petrovsky district and then on the northern outskirts of Donetsk, on the area of the former Donetsk airport. As of 10.30 PM, the shelling was underway. 46th Independent motorized infantry battalion and 57th Independent motorized infantry brigade were shelling from the positions near Mariinka and from Peski.

The situation is also tense near Yasinovataya. Trench combat was underway, the Ukrainian side was using 120mm mortars.

According to DPR Army intelligence, the Ukrainian command is redeploying large number of the heavy military equipment and artillery to the contact line. The arrival of one Ukrainian army’s tank battalion in the area between Granitnoye amd Novogrigorovka was noted. There is information that one tank battalion arrived in the zone of responsibility of the 59th Independent motorized infantry brigade, the Ukrainian army. One platoon of D-30 howitzers arrived in the zone of responsibility of 53rd Independent mechanized brigade, the area of Uglegorsk thermal power station near Svetlodarsk. One infantry platoon from the 28th Independent mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian army arrived in the area of Granitnoye with infantry fighting vehicles.

During September 12, the Ukrainian military violated “School truce” 36 times. 15 towns and villages of the DPR came under Ukrainian military’s fire.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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