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Donbass Blog, Feb 23: Tank Shellings - Asian Snipers Arriving - People Disappearing

It is the second day when Donetsk is subjected to much heavier shellings. Thunder unheard since the previous winter doesn’t stop day and night. DONi reporters heard and felt those shellings personally as even in the centre of the city windows are shaking. According to the DPR Defense Ministry and residents of the northern and western suburbs, the city is shelled from Ukrainian…

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Donbass Blog, Feb 21: Two Children Shell-Shocked - Infrastructure Destroyed - OSCE Prejudice - Civilians Left Without Shelter

Shellings are getting heavier again. Over the past week, according to the DPR Defense Ministry, the near-front localities of the Republic were shelled from the Ukrainian army positions 839 times, including 729 times from heavy weapons. DONi reporters personally heard some of those shellings landing in the northern, western and southern suburbs of the city and confirmed their…

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Donbass Blog, Feb 18: Civilian Killed - Four Civilians Wounded - Sabotage On Railway - Snipers At Work

Shellings of Donetsk never stop, claiming more civilian lives. Over the past day one civilian was killed and another four were wounded by mortar bombs coming from the Ukrainian positions. DONi reporters personally heard those shellings landing in the northern and western suburbs of the city. The local authorities reported a school damaged in the shelling of the western outskirts…

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Donbass Blog, Feb 15: 9-year-old Wounded - Mines Claim More Lives - Homes and Infrastructure Destroyed

Over the past week there wasn’t a day without shellings. Their intensity varied. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian side shelled the DPR territory 471 times, including 276 shellings over the past day, with 171 82mm mortar bombs, 4 shots from a tank and one shot from an anti-tank missile system (see below what mentioned weapons look like). The DPR returned fire…

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Donbass Blog, Feb 10: Shelling Heavier, Houses Destroyed, Civilian Bus Undermined

Shellings are getting much heavier, with 63 82mm and 120mm mortar bombs and 47 shots from infantry fighting vehicles (a light tank designed to carry the personnel) and 19 shots from grenade launchers and small arms from the Ukrainian side (see below what mentioned weapons look like). The DPR returned fire in order to stop Kiev from shelling. The Kiev military reported 17 shots from mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms…

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Donbass Blog, Feb 10: Shelling continue, Kiev Equipment Massing, Heavy Ukrainian Non-combat Losses

Shellings still continue, with 9 82mm mortar bombs and 20 shots from infantry fighting vehicles (a light tank designed to carry the personnel) and 18 shots from anti-tank guns and small arms from the Ukrainian side (see below what mentioned weapons look like). The DPR returned fire in order to stop Kiev from shelling. The Kiev military reported 20 shots from 82mm mortars, heavy machine guns and small arms from the DPR positions. The ceasefire…