On January 17, staying in Simferopol with an official visit, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic became a guest of the evening radio program Sputnik in the Crimea.
Just a few hours before Trump's inauguration as President of the United States, the Ukrainian army is keeping up its criminal momentum, deliberately shooting civilian areas.
In Yelenovka, Donetsk People's Republic, a civilian bus full of people went under Ukrainian sniper fire on Friday. Shot from large caliber sniper rifle caused one civialian casualty, a woman was wounded. Report from the incident was provided by the DPR People's Militia press office.
On Thursday, January 19, in the Republic of Crimea, in the course of events dedicated to the anniversary of the Pereyaslav Council, the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko signed a number of agreements on cooperation between the Republics.
Alexander Zakharchenko: "We, Russians, will chase away any enemy from our land with a pigpen broom" [Video, pics]
The DPR Head participated in a rally near Bogdan Khmelnitsky's monument in Simferopol. On Wednesday, January 18, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko attended the solemn rally and laying flowers to the monument of Bogdan Khmelnitsky in Simferopol. The rally took place within celebrations to mark the anniversary of the Pereyaslav Council.
Situation in battlefield turned extremely hot in the outskirts of Donetsk capital. The war correspondent of the DPR People's Militia Office press service spent the night in the frontline positions of Avdeyevka industrial zone, where extremely serious worsening is observed over the last two days. Provocative attacks by the Ukrainian forces and heavy fire from nationalist battalions controlled by Kiev illegitimate regime were recorded.
The situation is dire in Avdeyevka industrial zone, frontline of Donetsk People's Republic. The military correspondent of the DPR People's Militia Office press service, Michael Andronik, visited the area of so-called Avdeyevka industrial zone.
Gorlovka and its vicinities underwent an especially heavy strike. Seven houses sustained damage within the city limits. Besides, shell-hits were detected in the localities of Zaitsevo, Sheleznaya Balka and Dolomitnoye.
Armed forces of the Donetsk People's Republic thwarted an Ukrainian army attack on its positions in vicinity of Spartak industrial area north of Donetsk on Wednesday, 10.1.2017. Two Ukrainian soldier died and five was wounded in breakthrough attempt. Video report from the Spartak positions of the Donetsk People's Militia.
Unfortunately, public holidays in Gorlovka haven’t been without shellings of the city by Ukrainian forces. Once again Zaitsevo locality in the Donetsk People's Republic sustained damage.
The Republican health centre located in Snezhnoye, Donetsk People's Republic, holds winter student military sports games "Dawn 2017". They were organized by Education and Science Ministry with the help of Ministry of Youth Policy, Sport and Tourism, Emergency Situation Ministry and People’s Council.
It’s the day of sorrow in Donbass today: 1,000 days since the so-called Ukrainian anti-terroristic operation had begun. On April 6, 2014 by the acting president, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Aleksandr Turchinov, the corresponding decree was signed. According to his commands, the army was thrown against the civil citizens of the Republics. Later the next state leader – Petr Poroshenko, supported the initiative.
In the evening of December 29, on the outskirts of Gorlovka in the PPC "Majorsk" area the handover of prisoners took place. After long negotiations, which never seemed to get the ball rolling, at the end Ukraine decided to hand over people whom it kept in captivity.
Two Ukrainian prisoners have been released Tuesday morning, told DPR state security ministry. On Monday, the heads of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, announced a decision to hand over to the Ukrainian side two female prisoners though Ukrainian lawmaker Nadezhda Savchenko.
The museum is located in the center of Donetsk city, Donetsk People's Republic, and it was very badly damaged in the Ukrainian artillery fire in August 2014. On Saturday 24.12.2016 Donetsk Republican Natural History Museum was officially opened again by the Deputy Head of Council of Ministers, Dimitry Trapetznikov. Video: News Front, 25.12.2016 DONi News Agency
Germany is deploying now hundreds of soldiers and about 200 armored fighting vehicles to the Baltic region, Lithuania, near the Russian border as part of a force organized by NATO. The 500-strong military contingent, including 450 troops from German armed forces and the rest from Belgium and the Netherlands, assembled in the Bavarian town of Oberviechtach on Thursday for deployment to Lithuania, according to Europe-based media reports.
Since 2014 the United States has deployed Norwegian caves full of military equipment, including far over 6,500 pieces of fighting material for over 15,000 soldiers. On Monday US Marines made first troop deployment to Norway and by the latest news, Norway is preparing to join NATO missile shield targeting Russia. Today Norway is, and has been for years already, remarkable part of full scale preparation for US-NATO-led war against Russia - Operation Atlantic Resolve.
The NATO war preparation against Russia, 'Operation Atlantic Resolve', is in full swing. 2,000 US tanks will be sent in coming days from Germany to Eastern Europe, and 1,600 US tanks is deployed to storage facilities in the Netherlands. At the same time, NATO countries are sending thousands of soldiers in to Russian borders.
Late on Friday, with the western population concentrating to the upcoming holidays and media keeping silent about it, president Obama has quietly signed into law 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
For the first time US tanks will roll to Sweden. Past week it was reported, that Sweden is preparing for war against Russia. Today on Monday Swedish media reports, that US and French forces are heading to Sweden to participate in the largest military exercise in Sweden in 20 years.
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