OSCE monitors are noting that the number of military clashes in Donetsk and Gorlovka regions, as well as north-east of Mariupol, according to the head of OSCE SMM in Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan.
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.
The head of OSCE SMM Ertugrul Apakan has announced that for proper work the monitors need access to all regions of Ukraine. According to Apakan, the number of monitors was increased, including around Ukraine, however, the monitors need access to all regions of Ukraine.
Source: RIA Novosti
19.08.2015 13:31, Donetsk
Petrovsky district of Donetsk got shelled by Kiev’s punitive forces.
DPR Deputy Minister Eduard Basurin:
According to DPR emergency services, seven harmless civilians were injured in Petrovsky district of Donetsk as a result of yet another shelling by the Ukrainian butchers.
Source: Donetsk News Agency
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:
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.
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“.
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
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.
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.