Donetsk: the punitive forces have deployed another 48 units of military hardware at the front-line

21.08.2015 18:01, Donetsk

The punitive forces have deployed another 48 units of military hardware and approximately one thousand military personnel along the front-line, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

DPR intelligence has uncovered the facts of Kiev deploying military hardware and personnel in towns and villages it controls. 48 units of military hardware and approximately 1000 military personnel.

Up to 20 APCs and 10 “Ural” trucks with military personnel have arrived to Kramatorsk. Up to a platoon of “Grad” multiple-launch rocket systems have been spotted arriving at Annovka village. Also spotted there are 8 units of self-propelled artillery guns and 10 tanks. Armored military vehicles has arrived and militants personnel has been deployed in Krasnoarmeysk. The military intelligence of DPR has also located the exact positions of punitive forces in Volnovakha.


Source: Donetsk News Agency

Over 1,3 thousand people are still in Kiev junta’s captivity

21.08.2015 16:43, Donbass

1311 people remain in Ukraine’s detention centers, Donetsk People’s Republic’s Human Rights Ombudswoman Darya Morozova claimed during the press-conference at Donetsk News Agency.

Currently 1311 people remain in captivity in Ukrainian detention centers and so-called “basements”. 555 of them are military servicemen, 559 are in captivity for their political views and 197 are civilians who have nothing to do with the conflict.


Source: Donetsk News Agency

Vladislav Deynego: LPR is ready to immediately exchange prisoners

21.08.2015 13:25, LPR

LPR envoy on Minsk talks Vladislav Deynego has made a statement regarding the prisoner exchange during a briefing in Lugansk:

We are ready to exchange prisoners immediately.

The Ukrainian prisoners, participating in the war that Kiev started in Donbass, are following the orders of their commanders.

There is not a single oligarch among them – all are ordinary people.

The envoy has said that the “list consisting of ten Ukrainian soldiers, taken prisoner at different times” was handed to the Kiev junta.

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Gorlovka administration: Ukrainian army’s artillery has destroyed over 2,2 thousand buildings in the city

21.08.2015 06:03, Gorlovka

Gorlovka city administration head Roman Khramenkov informs of the destruction caused by the Ukrainian army’s artillery:

1978 private houses and approximately 198 apartment buildings, 80 schools and hospitals, 11 culture and recreation centers were destroyed in Gorlovka. We don’t include damaged enterprises in this list at the moment. Due to different types of entities we don’t have access to them, they didn’t apply for materials.

There is an extreme need for construction materials, a constant supply is required, according to Khramenkov.

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08:23, Spartak: Kiev’s punitive forces are shelling Spartak for over 12 hours now

21.08.2015 08:23, Spartak

Donetsk city administration informs of ceaseless shelling – Kiev junta’s punitive forces are shelling Spartak village for over 12 hours now.

The shelling started yesterday in the evening, as soon as it became dark. The shells hit the village outskirts – the field and the cemetery.

The village was shelled by tanks from the direction of Avdeevka and Opytnoye (controlled by the Kiev junta). There is no information regarding the victims of the shelling.


Source: Donetsk News Agency

07:29, Donetsk: punitive forces have shelled Severny township, two civilians injured

21.08.2015 07:29, Donetsk

Donetsk mayor’s office:

As a result of direct hits destruction is registered on Mirgorodskaya street (1 house), Engelsa street (1 appartment building) in Severny township at around 18:30. Destruction is also noted on Grekova street (2 houses). 2 people were wounded, according to the information we have.


Source: Donetsk News Agency

DPR received the plan of Ukrainian offensive in Donbass from Ukrainian General Staff: the militants plan to encircle Donetsk

20.08.2015 17:38, Donetsk

Donetsk People’s Republic’s Defense Ministry has announced the plans of the upcoming attack of the Ukrainian army in Donbass, DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin has told today during the briefing in Donetsk News Agency’s press centre.

We have received information regarding the intent of the upcoming actions of the Ukrainian army from a source in the Ukrainian General Staff – believe it or not, there still are real officers there, officers who do not wish to go to war against their own people.

The Ukrainian army plans to launch an attack on Mariupol and Debaltsevo axis after shelling the positions of DPR military, according to him.

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Kiev is gathering forces at the contact line: updated information

20.08.2015 17:38, Donetsk

The Ukrainian army’s commanders, as of August 20, have concentrated three strike groups at the contact line, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

Five independent mechanized infantry brigades, two independent tank brigades, one air mobile brigade, one artillery brigade and a multiple-launch rocket system brigade are already gathered on the Mariupol axis. The strike group includes a total of 22,5 thousand of personnel, over 130 tanks, over 560 infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, 55 units of multiple-launch rocket systems, approximately 200 units of artillery guns and mortars and approximately 720 units of anti-tank weaponry.

According to Basurin, five independent mechanized infantry brigades, an independent tank brigade, two air mobile brigades, one “Tochka-U” tactical ballistic missile brigade, three artillery brigades and one multiple-launch rocket system brigade are already gathered on the Donetsk axis.

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Mass media: neo-Nazi “Right sector” militants will become an elite Security Service of Ukraine unit

20.08.2015 17:36, Kiev

Ukrainian radical neo-Nazi “Right sector” organization’s (recognized as extremist in Russian Federation) militants will join an elite Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) unit, according to Ukrainian “Hromadske TV” channel.

The TV channel reports that, according to the commander of fifth independent “Right sector” battalion, call sign “Chyorny”, joining SSU will allow the militants to obtain a legal status and receive “legal firearms, a salary and the possibility to always be on the front-line“:

I think that service in SSU “A” Special Operations Center is not the worst, but the best option which we can offer to our guys. If you will take a look at the requirements which every fighter received, you will see that this is the most elite unit existing in Ukraine.


Source: TASS

Deputy Permanent Representative of Russian Federation to OSCE: Kiev might be preparing a provocation in Donbass

20.08.2015 16:46, Moscow

Ukrainian militants are gathering military hardware at the Donbass contact line, which might be a sign of preparation of yet another full-scale provocation, according to Deputy Permanent Representative of Russian Federation to OSCE Adnrey Rudenko.

There is an impression that Kiev is preparing yet another full-scale armed provocation in the South-East of Ukraine, as it already was the case in August last year. The consequences of such steps might be unpredictable.


Source: RT