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Donbass blog, June 24: Ukrainian Positions in Residential Areas - Journalists Under Radicals’ Fire - Russian representative to JCCC Deported

By the beginning of the week, the intensity of the attacks on the DPR territory by Kiev declined slightly. The high activity of the Ukrainian military remained, according to the DPR men on positions, in the south of the Republic, in the Kominternovo area. There the Ukrainian side, under cover of mortars and grenades launchers, tried to carry out reconnaissance of the DPR defense fire positions, slightly changing…

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Donbass blog, June 20: Situation Aggravates In the South - DPR’s Preventive Strikes - Nationalist Radicals Leaves the Front

By the end of the week the situation in the south of the DPR dramatically worsened. In the Mariupol direction Kiev shelled the positions of the Republican Army and peaceful localities with heavy artillery, anti-tank missile systems, anti-aircraft systems and mortars. After the attacks, the Ukrainian side made several attempts to break through the defense of the DPR army. All the attempts were unsuccessful, with one…

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Donbass blog, June 17: DPR’s Counter-Battery Fire - Kiev Gives Up On Radicals - Poroshenko Calls To Guerrilla War

In recent days, in Donbass, along the entire front line, the heavy fighting is going on, the intensity of which, according to most observers, is gradually approaching that of 2014-2015. The situation is particular hard in the area of Donetsk, its satellite town of Makeevka, Dokuchaevsk in the south, Gorlovka in the north, and Yasinovataya situated between Donetsk and…

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Donbass blog, June 13: Another “Silence Regime” - Another Massive Shelling of DPR Territory - DPR Army Returns Fire

In the morning of June 10, 2016, the DNR requested an emergency meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk after the severe bombardments of the previous night, which led to the death of one and injury of another 15 civilians, including a 3-year old child, and the destruction of 77 homes in the Republic. The first attempt at negotiations was thwarted by the Ukrainian side, and the…

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Donbass blog, June 10: Donetsk Under Heavy Fire - 3-year-old Shrapnel Wounded - Childbirth In Basement

By mid-week, the situation in Donbass sharply deteriorated. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, the daily number of attacks on the Ukrainian side reached a level of about five hundred, with constant mortar fire and rounds from heavy artillery, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. Earlier this week, Kiev attacked along the entire front line: from Gorlovka, in the north of the…

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Donbass blog, June 6: Kiev Provokes Man-made Disaster - Civilian Bus under Ukrainian Fire - OSCE Visits Occupied "Gray" Zone

By the end of the week, the intensity of the shelling of the DPR territory by the Ukrainian side again increased significantly, reaching, according to the DPR Defense Ministry, about five hundred attacks per day at the weekend. Kiev used mostly mortars, including heavy ones, and in some places mortar attacks were accompanied by rounds from infantry fighting vehicles and grenade…

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Donbass blog, June 3: Ukrainian Army Repelled in West - DPR Town Surrounded in South - Donbass Appeals to World Community

Over the past three days fierce clashes were taking place along the entire contact line. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, in some sectors of the front the Ukrainian army attacked almost on a regular basis, trying to break the defense of the DPR army. In bombardments Kiev applied mainly mortars, which were joined at night by infantry fighting vehicles, tanks and anti-aircraft…

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Donbass blog, May 30: Heavy Artillery along Entire Front - Volunteers Report Ukrainian Offensive - OSCE under Ukrainian Sniper Fire

By the end of the week, the situation on the frontline sharply deteriorated. On the night from 27 to 28 May, Kiev shelled the western and northern outskirts of Donetsk, as well as Dokuchaevsk in the southern direction, with the heavy artillery. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian side launched at least 10 152mm projectiles at the western outskirts of the DPR capital, and over a dozen explosions…

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Donbass blog, May 27: Battles along Entire Front - Demilitarised Zone Seized - Kiev’s Attempt of Breakthrough

Over the past three days, the situation on the frontline deteriorated. Kiev significantly increased the intensity of the attacks, the number of which, according to the DPR Defence Ministry, exceeded 500 on some days. Along the entire frontline, there is infantry fighting, particularly in the strategic sectors, such as suburbs of Donetsk, the Yasinovatstky checkpoint, near Gorlovka in the north and in the areas of…

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Donbass blog, May 23: 16 Destroyed Homes - Snipers’ Duel - AFU Soldiers as Bait

Over the past three days, the most intense fighting took place around Donetsk, near the Yasinovatskiy checkpoint, to the north of the DPR capital, and in the area of Dokuchaevsk, in the southern, Mariupol direction. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, the number of attacks is daily calculated by hundreds. Over the past week, the total of bombardments of the DPR territory by…