DONi News Bulletin

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After a relative calm in the Donbass, the AFU increase again the number of their shellings and the calibre of the weapons used

After the failed attacks on Gorlovka two weeks ago, and subsequent inspections by the Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), a relative calm had settled on the front line, with a significant reduction in the number of shellings. striking the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). It must be said that in addition to inflicting heavy losses on the Ukrainian army during the attacks on Gorlovka, the DPR army responded…

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Kiev refuses to move his soldiers and heavy weapons back from positions near the Donetsk water purification plant

In response to all the recent incidents that endangered the Donetsk water purification plant, its workers, and the surrounding population, a meeting of the Minsk contact group on security was organized yesterday, 23 May. After the shootings that prevented team changes on several occasions, or even directly targeted convoys of employees, the shelling on May 20 in the nearby area cut off the station's power supply, effectively shutting…

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Brutal escalation of the situation in the Donbass - Ukrainian army launches offensives on the outskirts of Gorlovka

For a week now, the Ukrainian army has been raging against Gorlovka and its periphery, multiplying the dead and wounded among civilians. The tollin one week is already four dead and seven wounded. There is no longer a day without a civilian victim. Worse, some of these victims, such as those who died in Zaïtsevo on 19 May, were killed by mortar shells, filled with metal darts, which use on civilian areas is prohibited by…

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Following the rise in the number of civilian victims, the DPR returns fire against the Ukrainian firing positions, killing 10 AFU soldiers

After the constant and deadly bombardment of the last days against several points of the front, the command of the army of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) decided to return fire to neutralize the shooting positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (FAU) responsible for many recent victims. The first shots of neutralization targeted the Ukrainian army positions from which came the recent shootings against the area of the Gagarin…

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Ukrainian army rages on the outskirts of Gorlovka and the water purification plant - Report: one dead and one injured among civilians

For several days, the Ukrainian army has been particularly focused on front line points: the outskirts of Gorlovka, and the Donetsk water treatment plant. In Gorlovka, for the past few days the Ukrainian soldiers have concentrated their fire on three points on the edge of the city: the West (the Gagarin mine and the Gloubokaya area), Zaitsevo, and Golmovsky (on the north side of Gorlovka). Yesterday we went to Gloubokaya, on a…

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Workers from the Donetsk water purification plant, blocked on site for three days because of AFU's shellings, finally return home

The risk of ecological and human disaster is regularly put right before our eyes by the situation surrounding the Donetsk water treatment plant. Less than a month after the plant had to be stopped because of the Ukrainian army's opening fire on the station's employees, and despite the security assurances given by the Ukrainian side, the FAU keep right on targeting the station and its surroundings. Following several days of…

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It’s Independence Day in Donetsk and Lugansk!

On May 11, 2014, residents of the Donetsk Oblast and Lugansk Oblast voted to decide whether they wanted to remain in Ukraine, or become independent republics. The result of this referendum was clear and without appeal: 89.07% of voters in Donetsk Oblast and 96.2% of those in Lugansk choose independence. Today, four years later, the Donetsk and Lugansk Popular Republics (DPR and LPR) are celebrating this anniversary with…

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Poroshenko says new military operation in Donbass begins in May

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:07 President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko promised to sign a decree on ending the so-called antiterrorist operation (ATO) in Donbass and instead begin the Joint Forces Operation (JOF) in the territories beyond Kiev's control in May. "The date will be in May, as we move on to a new format for protecting the country, we are introducing new measures. We are doing this because we see a sharp…

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Kiev Patriarchate supporters seize another church of Moscow Patriarchate

Representatives of the unrecognized Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP) seized a church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) in the village of Ptichya in the Rovno region. This was reported on Tuesday in the press service of the Rovne Diocese. "We are sad to report that after the information on the official lifting of the arrest from the Holy Dormition Church in the village of Ptichya in the…

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Bombed house inhabitant presents glasses to blind-deaf-mute OSCE leadership

DPR residents gave the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, glasses for the monitors' work to become more productive. This happened during a meeting of Donetsk residents with the leadership of the mission. "When the Tourist Hotel was rampaged in Kiev on June 26, I was there, and I saw the Ukrainian fascists vandalizing the building. OSCE staff came to the scene of the…