13:44, DPR: The punitive forces have violated the ceasefire 22 times in the past 24 hours

19.08.2015 13:44, DPR

Kiev junta’s punitive forces have violated the ceasefire 22 times in the past 24 hours. Donetsk, Makeevka and Dokuchaevsk cities and Yasnoye, Zhabichevo, Belaya Kamenka, Sakhanka and Spartak villages were shelled.

DPR Defense Ministry:

The situation in Donetsk People’s Republic remains a crisis. The punitive forces continue to shell cities and villages of the republic even despite the presence of the head of OSCE SMM Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug in DPR. The Ukrainian military has violated the ceasefire 22 times in the past 24 hours.

12 152 mm caliber and 122 mm caliber artillery shells, 23 tank shells, 55 82 mm caliber and 120 mm caliber mortar shells were fired at the Republic, grenade launchers and small arms were fired as well.

 

Source: RIA Novosti

Eduard Basurin: Kiev junta shells not only DPR and LPR, but junta-controlled territories as well

19.08.2015 14:13, Donetsk

Kiev junta’s punitive forces shell not only the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, but also the territories it controls, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin. He noted that the UN, OSCE and PACE have to provide legal assistance to the residents of these territories.

DPR military intelligence has confirmed the Ukrainian army shells Mariupol from its positions west of Primorkoye village. The residents of Spartak village who were shelled have already come forward with accusations against the Ukrainian army in Ukrainian mass media. We urge everyone who has suffered damaged or injuries from the shelling by Ukrainian army’s artillery to go to courts, to address UN, OSCE and PACE. We ask to provide them legal assistance.

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LPR representatives appeal to the “Normandy Four” and OSCE to stop the Kiev junta

18.08.2015 23:55, Lugansk

The administration heads of Slavyanoserbsk, Pervomaysk, Veselaya Gora, Oboznoye – Lugansk People’s Republic villages and townships – have addressed the heads of the “Normandy Four” states, OSCE SMM in Ukraine and the world community, LuganskInformCenter reports.

In their address the representatives of LPR offer to “urge the President and the Ukrainian government to stop the bloody madness and withdraw military hardware away from the contact line according to the Minsk agreements.” The text of the address was made public on August 18 during the briefing at LuganskInformCenter where Slavyanoserbsk region administration head Andrey Zagorodnyuk, Metallist township critical services department head Vadim Lukerin and Veselaya Gora village critical services department head Mikhail Kishak.

LuganskInformCenter published excerpts of the address:

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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