00:01, Donetsk: 6 houses, school and a gas pipe in Kuybyshevsky district damaged by shelling

17.08.2015 00:01, Donetsk

Head of district administration Ivan Prikhodko:

48, Dmitriya Kazaka st., 46, Alekseya Tolstogo st., 166, Olimpiyeva st., 62, Korniyenko st. got hit. Windows on 6a, Vannikova st. and 50, Dmitriya Kazaka st.

Carpentry workshop of school №66 was directly hit by a shell, which caused a fire, according to the head of district administration.

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19:53, Gorlovka: Kiev junta’s fighters have started shelling western Gorlovka by tanks

16.08.2015 19:53, Gorlovka

Kiev junta’s militants are shelling western part of Gorlovka by tanks, according to the city administration.

We have a new shelling, they just can’t keep calm. They shell with tanks, shells hit the western part of the town, approximately in Shirokaya Balka district, shell from the side of Dzerzhinsk (controlled by Kiev junta – ed.).

The shelling might intensify during the night, according to the local authorities, since the “Ukrainian army always starts with tanks, then the artillery comes in.” The city administration did not receive information regarding victims of the shelling.

 

Source: Donetsk News Agency

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DPR Defense Ministry: three Kiev junta’s attack groups are gathered by the contact line

16.08.2015 19:11

As of August 16 the commanders of the Ukrainian army have gathered three strike groups by the contact line for the offensive, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

The group of enemy’s forces in “C” sector consists of up to 22 battalions. It includes up to 130 tanks, up to 950 units of fighting armored vehicles, up to 290 field artillery guns and mortars, up to 35 units of multiple rocket launch systems.

According to him, the group of enemy’s forces in “B” sector” consists of up to 26 battalions.

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16:43, People’s Militia: LPR territory came under fire once again

16.08.2015 16:43, LPR

The punitive forces have once again shelled Lugansk People’s Republic territory, according to People’s Militia.

The area around Slavynoserbsk village was shelled for the second time today by a 82 mm caliber mortar. 16 mortar shells were fired at the residential districts at 16:30. The Ukrainian military has also shelled Oboznoye township by a 82 mm caliber mortar.

The People’s Militia Staff insists that this is the way the punitive forces are provoking LPR army to return fire.

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11:44, DPR Defense Ministry: 3 people killed, 7 wounded, 30 houses destroyed by Kiev’s militants’ as a result of last night’s shelling

16.08.2015 11:44, Donetsk

The situation at the contact line continues to deteriorate, according to DPR Defense Minsitry, Donetsk News Agency reports.

The number of cases shelling of residential districts of Donetsk and the Republic by the Ukrainian army has notably increased since August 10. Civilians and infrastructure became the only targets of the Ukrainian military.

Three civilians have been killed, 7 injured, at least 30 houses were damaged” only today, according to the Defense Ministry.

Source: Donetsk News Agency
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10:29, Donetsk: Denis Pushilin asks the “Normandy Four” to urgently intervene in the situation in Ukraine

16.08.2015 10:29, Donetsk

The situation in Donbass has deteriorated dramatically, DPR is one step away from the beginning of a full-scale war, according to the head of DPR delegation in the Contact Group on peaceful settlement in Donbass Denis Pushilin, Donetsk News Agency reports.

It’s been a long time since such a heavy shelling of DPR. This is one of the biggest Ukrainian army provocations in the past several months. It has put us yesterday one step away from renewal of a full-scale war.

Noting this, Pushilin has called the guarantor countries of the peaceful agreements to urgently intervene in the situation.

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Germany’s Minister for Foreign Affairs called the situation in Eastern Ukraine explosive

16.08.2015 10:26, Berlin

The situation in Eastern Ukraine is explosive, the talks regarding the reducing the tension and final withdrawal of military hardware must be started immediately, Germany’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview to BILD am SONNTAG.

The situation in Eastern Ukraine is explosive. Which is why, talking to the Ukrainian and Russian Foreign Ministers this week, I have offered to hold a meeting between the military of the sides of the conflict and OSCE not in two weeks, but immediately, in order to discuss how to reduce the tension of the situation and conduct the withdrawal of military hardware.

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