DPR Defense Ministry: three Kiev junta’s attack groups are gathered by the contact line

16.08.2015 19:11

As of August 16 the commanders of the Ukrainian army have gathered three strike groups by the contact line for the offensive, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

The group of enemy’s forces in “C” sector consists of up to 22 battalions. It includes up to 130 tanks, up to 950 units of fighting armored vehicles, up to 290 field artillery guns and mortars, up to 35 units of multiple rocket launch systems.

According to him, the group of enemy’s forces in “B” sector” consists of up to 26 battalions.

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16:43, People’s Militia: LPR territory came under fire once again

16.08.2015 16:43, LPR

The punitive forces have once again shelled Lugansk People’s Republic territory, according to People’s Militia.

The area around Slavynoserbsk village was shelled for the second time today by a 82 mm caliber mortar. 16 mortar shells were fired at the residential districts at 16:30. The Ukrainian military has also shelled Oboznoye township by a 82 mm caliber mortar.

The People’s Militia Staff insists that this is the way the punitive forces are provoking LPR army to return fire.

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An offensive of Kiev’s militants is expected to occur this night from three directions

16.08.2015 14:51, DPR

On the night between August 16 and August 17 the junta’s military commanders plan to launch a full-scale offensive against the positions of DPR and LPR military, according to an informed source in Kiev, reports REGNUM News Agency.
According to the source, the offensive is planned to occur on three main directions:

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11:44, DPR Defense Ministry: 3 people killed, 7 wounded, 30 houses destroyed by Kiev’s militants’ as a result of last night’s shelling

16.08.2015 11:44, Donetsk

The situation at the contact line continues to deteriorate, according to DPR Defense Minsitry, Donetsk News Agency reports.

The number of cases shelling of residential districts of Donetsk and the Republic by the Ukrainian army has notably increased since August 10. Civilians and infrastructure became the only targets of the Ukrainian military.

Three civilians have been killed, 7 injured, at least 30 houses were damaged” only today, according to the Defense Ministry.

Source: Donetsk News Agency

10:29, Donetsk: Denis Pushilin asks the “Normandy Four” to urgently intervene in the situation in Ukraine

16.08.2015 10:29, Donetsk

The situation in Donbass has deteriorated dramatically, DPR is one step away from the beginning of a full-scale war, according to the head of DPR delegation in the Contact Group on peaceful settlement in Donbass Denis Pushilin, Donetsk News Agency reports.

It’s been a long time since such a heavy shelling of DPR. This is one of the biggest Ukrainian army provocations in the past several months. It has put us yesterday one step away from renewal of a full-scale war.

Noting this, Pushilin has called the guarantor countries of the peaceful agreements to urgently intervene in the situation.

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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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