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Donbass blog, May 20: Ukrainian Base Destroyed - DPR Army Command Changed - Victory Parade

Over the past three weeks the DPR experienced another "quiet mode" that was daily violated, a change in the command of the army units and a parade and the Immortal Regiment rally on the Victory Day of 9 May. On the eve of May 1, on the occasion of Orthodox Easter, another ceasefire was declared in Donbass, the only result of which was a temporary reduction in the number of…

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Donbass blog, April 29: Attack at Unarmed Locality - Pregnant Woman Killed - Children Evacuated

At 2.40 am, April 27, the locality of Elenovka in the south of the DPR was shelled by the Ukrainian side. There were hit mostly civilian cars, waiting in the locality to pass to the Ukraine-controlled territory through the only available checkpoint in the south of Donbass. According to local residents, recently the…

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Donbass blog, April 25: Radioactive Equipment from Chernobyl - Ukrainian Military vs Nationalist Radicals - Civilians As Living Shield

The shelling of Donbass does not subside. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, over the past week the Republics survived about 2,000 bombardments, including over 1,000 in which the Ukrainian side used heavy weapons. More than half of the attacks occurred on the Donetsk outskirts. Residents of the northern and western suburbs of the city daily heard explosions of Ukrainian…

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Donbass blog, April 22: Threefold Increase in Attacks - New Unknown Weaponry - Civilians in Cellars

At a meeting of the Contact group on the settlement of the conflict in Donbass in Minsk the DPR delegation stated that the number of bombardments of the Republic had tripled for the three months of 2016. The shelling by the Ukrainian side continues along the entire front line, starting daily in the late afternoon and stopping no earlier than at midnight. In each segment of the…

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Donbass blog, April 18: Truth About ATO Beginning - War Chemicals on Front - DPR Appeals to Ukrainian People

Yesterday, four days after the second anniversary of the so-called ATO, the Ukrainian 112 TV channel interviewed Dmitry Tymchuk, an MP and an ex-speaker of the ATO, who stood at its very beginning. In the interview Tynchuk said that when in April 2014 Kiev had moved the army to Donbass, it was confronted by unarmed locals at whom the soldiers were…

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Donbass blog, April 15: Fighting on Entire Frontline - Bombardment in Gorlovka (Video) - Kiev Creates ATO Ministry

On April 13, it was two years since Ukraine had started the so-called anti-terrorist operation, which has turned into a war against the people of Donbass. Naturally, the intensity of attacks on the Ukrainian side significantly increased around this date. There is fighting along the entire front line; Kiev is not only using mortars, grenade launchers and small arms, but artillery, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles,…

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Donbass blog, April 11: Cemetery Shelled at Annunciation - 74-year-old Woman Wounded - DPR Second Anniversary

On Friday, April 8, it was Annunciation. On that day the OSCE mission documented the largest number of bombardments since the last autumn. At the very beginning of the war the residents of Donbass noticed that on Orthodox holidays, as well as before meetings of the Contact group to settle the conflict, the intensity of shelling on the Ukrainian part sharply rose. At night the…

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Donbass blog, April 8: OSCE Silence - 1,5 Millions Starve in Donbass - Ukrainian Command Moved to Front

The situation on the contact line remains very tense, especially in the north of Donetsk and Gorlovka and in the area of the Yasinovatsky checkpoint situated between them. At the beginning of the week the intensity of bombardments slightly decreased; by the middle of it, however, their number at least doubled. The increase in shelling the territory of the Republics by the Ukrainian side might be related to the…

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Donbass Blog, Apr 04: Dozens of Homes Destroyed - Mass Grave Detected - Civilians Driven to Mine Field

Donbass has survived another hard week. The AFU shelled the territory of the Republics day and night, with the number of shellings reaching 500 on certain days. The northern and western suburbs of Donetsk, Gorlovka, the second largest city in the north of the DPR, and the area of the Yasinovatsky checkpoint, situated between two cities, remained the hottest spots; to the south of…

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Donbass Blog, Mar 28: 40-thousand AFU Army - Civilians Wounded - Ukrainian Propaganda Accusing Victims

The AFU continue to shell the territory of the Republics. Over the weekend in Donetsk it was relatively calmer, with explosions heard in the centre of the city only traditionally in the evening, but the northern and western suburbs of the city remained under the enemy’s fire. The local residents mostly informed of mortar shellings which had resulted in a 18-year-old girl wounded and a residential house damaged.…