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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9:22, Gorlovka: the shelling of Kiev junta’s militants disrupts water and electricity supply

16.08.2015 9:22, Gorlovka

Ukrainian militants have heavily shelled Gorlovka last night. Several city districts have lost access to electricity and water supply, according to Gorlovka mayor Roman Khramenkov, reports Donetsk News Agency.

Two power lines and one water supply plant were damaged by the Ukrainian army’s night shelling of the city. Several districts of the city lost access to electricity supply. It’s a miracle nobody got hurt.

Two houses in Zaytsevo village were damaged by the shelling, the mayor added.

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Donetsk News Agency: Kiev is trying to launch another full-scale war

16.08.2015 01:02, Donbass

This night and yesterday evening the Ukrainian militants have heavily shelled the cities, towns, townships and villages of Donetsk People’s Republic along all of the contact line.

All bordering districts of the capital, Donetsk, were shelled – Kievsky, Kuybyshevsky, Kirovsky and Petrovsky. The information regarding the victims of the shelling and destruction is being specified, more specific information, most probably, will be available in the morning. Currently at least two civilians in Kuybyshevsky district are known to be injured.

Spartak village of Yasinovataya region, near the Donetsk airport, was shelled once again late in the evening – by “Grad” multiple rocket launch systems, according to DPR Defense Ministry. Makeevka, the second biggest city of the Republic, bordering Donetsk from the east, was also shelled by “Grads”. It is currently relatively calm in Donetsk and its satellite city.

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00:01, Donetsk: significant destruction after Kiev’s militants shelled the city

16.08.2015 00:01, Donetsk

Rescue squads and firefighters are working in Kirovsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk which were heavily shelled tonight by the Ukrainian military, according to the capital’s city administration, reports Donetsk News Agency.

There are a lot of fires and destruction in Kirovsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk after the Ukrainian army shelled the city. Firefighters and rescue squads are working at the place of emergency. We will provide more specific information later.

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DPR Defense Ministry: Kiev is lying and tries to justify its shelling of residential districts of Donbass

15.08.2015 14:06, Donetsk

Kiev is trying to justify its shelling of residential districts of DPR accusing the militia of allegedly record violations of ceasefire, according to Donetsk People’s Republic Defense Ministry.

Earlier the junta’s supporters have claimed that militia has violated the ceasefire 175 in the past 24 hours and called this a record number of cases of shelling in the past several months.

DPR Defense Ministry’s representative:

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22:30, Donetsk: Kiev junta’s militants are shelling Kuybyshevsky and Kievsky districts of Donetsk

15.08.2015 22:30, Donetsk

The punitive forces have heavily shelled Kuybyshevsky and Kievsky districts of Donetsk, according to city administration head Igor Martynov, reports Donetsk News agency.

Kuybyshevsky and Kievsky districts are under fire. 120 mm caliber mortars are shelling. The information regarding the destruction and injured is being specified.

A cannonade is currently heard in various districts of the city, according to Donetsk residents, reports Donetsk News Agency.


Source: Donetsk News Agency

22:26, Spartak: the punitive forces have fired dozens of shells at Spartak village in Donetsk suburb

15.08.2015 22:26, Spartak

Kiev junta’s militants have heavily shelled Spartak village (suburb of Donetsk) today, according to DPR Ministry of Defense, Donetsk News Agency reports.

The Ukrainian army has fired approximately 80 shells at Spartak village. The number of victims of the shelling and the damage to the civil infrastructure is being specified.

The shelling happened at about 22:20, according to the Defense Ministry.


Source: Donetsk News Agency

21:02, Gorlovka: Kiev junta’s punitive forces shell Gorlovka

15.08.2015 21:02, Gorlovka

Tonight Kiev junta’s militants started shelling Gorlovka, according to the information-analytical department of the city’s administration.

The city is currently being shelled. According to preliminary data, the city is shelled by heavy artillery guns from the direction of Artemovsk region [controlled by the Kiev junta – ed]. Salvos and explosions are heard.


Source: Donetsk News Agency

18:52, Donetsk: Kiev’s punitive forces in Donbass placed in a state of high combat readiness

15.08.2015 18:52, Donetsk

Kiev junta’s militants in Donbass are placed in a state of high combat readiness, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

According to DPR military intelligence, the Ukrainian army units are placed in a state of high combat readiness.

While the army of Donetsk People’s Republic has unilaterally withdrawn artillery guns of less than 100 mm caliber three km away from the contact line, the Ukrainian army is building up the combat capabilities of its forces.


Source: Donetsk News Agency