Ukrainian military is intensifying the shelling of DPR territory

The situation remains tense on the Donetsk part of the front. The Ukrainian army has been shelling the residential areas of Donetsk and its suburbs. One civilian was injured in the Kievsky district of the DPR capital, and one dormitory was damaged in the Krasnogvardeysky district of Makeevka. Power lines were damaged in the Donetsk-Severny microdistrict, and electric power was lost in the microdistrict when the Ukrainian military opened fire with tanks and artillery. The situation remains tense in the area of the “Yasinovataya” checkpoint.

According to DPR PM Command, the Ukrainian military is bringing up construction materials to the area of Elenovka to build of a new checkpoint in the vicinity of the DPR PM positions. Thus, the Ukrainian army continues to invade in “the gray zone” in the violation of the Minsk agreements.

Today, a radio-controlled explosive device was uncovered and defused. DPR sappers drew out two 152mm projectiles placed near the roadway. According to the investigators, the explosive device could be placed by a Ukrainian sabotage-recon group to conduct a provocation by blowing up a car of the OSCE mission.

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Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls US relations with Venezuela biased

Confirming the existence of this bias between Venezuela and the United States, Delcy Rodriguez has always urged the US Secretary of State to have open debates on existing human rights models in both countries. As an example, she compared Venezuela, which has dropped no bombs on the planet, with what was done by the USA to the world.

She stressed that not only American media propagate a prejudiced attitude towards Venezuela, but also other countries which at the same time “deny their own realities”.

On April 26, Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, gave an order to begin the procedure of withdrawing from the Organization of American States (OAS).

This reaction was a response to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro’s call to suspend Venezuela’s membership if Venezuela refuse to hold immediate general elections. The Foreign Minister of Venezuela called the OAS a “Ministry of Colonies” and said that this organization is an effective US instrument to subjugate and conquer countries and peoples.

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Odessa City Council speaks out against "decommunization" of street names

Members of the Odessa City Council reversed the decision to change the Soviet–era street names, also known as “decommunization”, conducted by Mikheil Saakashvili, the former city governor, RIA Novosti news agency reported on April 28.

Changes affected about 56 street names. For example, the “Heavenly Hundred” avenue was renamed back to the original “Marshal Zhukov” avenue.The street recently named in honor of Roman Shukhevich (formerly – “Yaroslav Galan” street) is now called “Defenders of the Fatherland”.

The alleys, bearing the names of, so called, “heroes” of the Anti-Terrorist Operation* in the Donbass region, have also been renamed.

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Aid from the civil society

We received another batch of medications from the volunteers in Russia. We thank Olga Krygina, Elena Chumak, Denis Kapustin and other people, who took part in collecting and delivering of this aid. This is an important contribution of the empathetic civilians in our common fight.

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DPR: Ukrainian military continue to conduct provocations along the front line

According to information from Gorlovka, the Ukrainian military shelled the DPR PM positions in the south-western suburbs of Gorlovka and in the area of Shirokaya Balka. The situation is tense near the village of Krasny Partizan.

The situation remains tense on the Donetsk part of the front. Combat of variable intensity was underway in the area of the “Yasinovataya” checkpoint. In the morning, the Ukrainian army opened fire on 2 cars with the employees of the Yuzhnodonbassky water pipeline facility with heavy machine guns and small arms. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

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Riga Mayor fined again for speaking Russian

The Mayor of Riga, Nil Ushakov, wrote on April 26 on his personal Facebook page that the Latvian State Language Center (Latvian: VVC) imposed another fine on him for communicating with people in Russian.

“You are not going to believe this, the VVC fined me again for 50 euro. This time, the reason was that when Russian-speaking schoolchildren asked me questions in Russian at an unofficial meeting, I answered them in Russian, too. The event was shown online on my personal Facebook page,” said Nil Ushakov. “According to the VVC, an official must not reply to students in their native language even during informal communication”.

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More than 800 houses damaged in the DPR by Ukrainian shelling in the last three months

“599 private houses and 238 multi-apartment buildings were destroyed during the first quarter of this year in the Donetsk People’s Republic as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian army”, according to the data released by the press service of the Ministry of Construction Industry of the Donetsk People’s Republic. More than 25,000 houses were damaged over the entire duration of military operations on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic: 20,700 thousand private houses and 4,745 apartment buildings.

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The "Immortal regiment" will take place in Jūrmala on May 9

The “Immortal regiment” march will take place in Jūrmala on May 9, stated the Head of the “For Independent Latvia” movement, Jānis Kuzins on April 25, according to TASS.

“Most veterans are no longer at the age and state of health which would allow them to attend the Victory Day celebration in Riga; therefore, we will hold the May 9 memorial in Jūrmala with the help of the ‘Immortal regiment’”, stated Jānis Kuzins.

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