17:07, LPR People’s Militia: Kiev junta is actively gathering forces near Debaltsevo and Gorlovka

18.08.2015 17:07, Lugansk

Kiev junta is actively gathering military hardware and personnel near Debaltsevo and Gorlovka, according to LPR People’s Militia Deputy Commander Igor Yashenko, LuganskInformCenter reports.

Yashenko points out that this fact is yet another proof that the punitive forces are preparing to launch an attack on LPR and DPR.

The attack planned by the Ukrainian army is expected to be massive. Kiev will attack with divisions prepared in the duration of the Minsk agreements.

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14:30, LPR: the intensity of shelling by the junta has increased

18.08.2015 14:30, LPR

The Kiev junta has been shelling Lugansk People’s Republic more intensively in the past days, according to LPR People’s Militia Deputy Commander Igor Yashenko.

The situation in Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia area of responsibility can be evaluated as “difficult and tense”.

Yashenko added that since recently LPR territory is “shelled more heavily“.

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14:27, LPR: Kiev is preparing provocations on the eve of August 24 in order to sabotage the Minsk agreements

18.08.2015 14:27, LPR

Kiev’s intelligence agencies are preparing a series of provocations on their own territory on the eve or on Ukraine’s Independence day (August 24), according to LPR People’s Militia Deputy Commander Igor Yashenko.

According to the LPR military intelligence, Ukrainian intelligence agencies are planning to conduct a series of provocations on their own territory on the eve or on Ukraine’s Independence day in order to accuse the authorities of the young People’s Republics of sabotages organized by Kiev’s authorities.

According to him, this way Kiev wants to create a pretext to pull out of Minsk agreements and let its punitive forces attack.

 

Source: RIA Novosti

13:55, DPR: Kiev junta has deployed combat aircraft in Mariupol

18.08.2015 13:55, DPR

Donetsk People’s Republic military intelligence has spotted over half a hundred units of military hardware, “Grad” multiple-rocket launch systems and confirmed the presence of tactical “Tochka-U” missiles, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

A column consisting of 18 APCs, 6 of which had anti-tank guided missile systems mounted, has moved out from Mariupol towards Lebedinskoye village.

The military intelligence has confirmed information regarding the deployment of two units of “Tochka-U” tactical ballistics missile systems in Chasov Yar city (Artemovsky district). DPR military intelligence has uncovered Ukrainian army’s tactical strike aircraft patrols.

 

Source: TASS

13:02, DPR military intelligence: Kiev junta’s punitive forces are shelling Mariupol from Talakovka village area

18.08.2015 13:02, Donetsk

Donetsk People’s Republic’s Defense Ministry is extremely concerned with the situation in the southern sector of the contact line, says DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin today during the daily press briefing.

The Kiev-controlled mass media more and more often publishes in which DPR military is accused of provocations – shelling Mariupol. According to the facts received by our military intelligence, the divisions of Ukrainian army have shelled the residential districts of Mariupol between August 10 and August 16, 2015, from the forested area in the southern outskirt of Talakovka township.

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11:27, Novoazovsk: schools and kindergartens in near front-line townships cannot start working due to constant shelling by the Ukrainian army

18.08.2015 11:27, Novoazovsk

The schools and kindergartens of Novoazovsk region townships close to the front-line will not be able to start working on September 1 because the Kiev junta’s militants constantly shell this area, according to Novoazovsk region head Oleg Morgun.

We have made a decision that schools and kindergartens in Primorskoye and Krasnoarmeyskoye townships will not open. These two townships get regularly shelled in the past three days and it is not safe to be there.

The students who attended the schools of these townships will be either taken to school in Kazatskoye village on buses, or individual education will be organized, according to Morgun.

 

Source: Donetsk News Agency

08:37, Donetsk: three houses in Dokuchaevsk destroyed by punitive forces’ shelling of the town

18.08.2015 08:37, Donetsk

Three residential houses in Dokuchaevsk are partially destroyed by the Kiev’s punitive forces’ shelling.

Dokuchaevsk mayor Evgeny Bunjo:

Three houses destroyed in Yasnoye village, luckily, there were no victims.

According to him, Kiev’s militants have opened fire this night from the direction of Berezovoye township. Type of weaponry used in shelling is being specified.

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08:19, Donetsk: thousands of houses destroyed in villages of Kuybyshevsky district of Donetsk

18.08.2015 08:19, Donetsk

Almost every second house in near front-line villages of Kuybyshevsky district are damaged or destroyed by Kiev junta’s militants’ shelling, the number of residents has decreased fivefold, according to district administration head Ivan Prikhodko.

There 7 thousand private houses and 262 apartment houses in Oktyabrsky, Zastantsionny, 15-section, Severny, Pervaya Ploshadka and Vtoraya Ploshadka villages. Approximately 4 thousand of these are damaged as a result of the shelling.

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DPR Defense Ministry refutes US claims that militia supposedly attacked Mariupol

17.08.2015 22:26, DPR

DPR Defense Ministry has refuted the claims of US State Department. Earlier the State Department has claimed that the militia supposedly attacks northern and eastern parts of Mariupol.

Defense Ministry:

Donetsk People’s Republic military remains on its positions and does not engage in any attacks. By using made-up accusations the State official attempts to divert attention of the public from the preparation of the offensive operation by the Ukrainian military, as well as to justify the heavy shelling of peaceful towns and villages of DPR by the Kiev regime, as a result of which women, children and elderly die.

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20:33, DPR: Kiev junta’s punitive army approaches Donbass contact line

17.08.2015 20:33, DPR

DPR declares that a large force of the enemy’s punitive army is approaching the contact line, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

It is being noted that the enemy is gathering forces and prepares for military aggression against DPR and LPR.

Several dozen units of new military hardware, electronic warfare stations, “Grad” multiple-rocket launch systems, tank and a large group of military personnel from Western Ukraine are approaching the front-line, according to him.

We expect possible provocations by the Ukrainian military, including subversive activities and sabotage on Donetsk People’s Republic’s territory.

 

Source: RT