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Joint statement of DPR and LPR Heads regarding blockade

Kiev, using the radicals, organized and continues the blockade of railways, threatens to block the roads connecting the Republics of Donbass with Ukraine. This directly contradicts the intent and the letter of the Minsk Agreements and, in principle, characterizes the current leadership of Ukraine as unable to take care of the citizens. Many companies were forced to stop their work as a result of the criminal actions of the Kiev authorities.

Kiev forces leave Donetsk Water Plant - new positions only 100 meters away

Ukrainian Nazi-battalions’ gunmen left the territory of the Donetsk Filtration Plant. However, the Armed Forces of Ukraine kept fortifying positions near the Donetsk Filtration Plant, the Vice-Commander of the Operational Command of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin states. 

Kiev forces invade Donetsk water plant at night - DPR Command

Ukrainian nationalist fighters seized the objects of the Donetsk filtration plant last night. This was stated today by Vice-Commander of the DPR Operational Command, Eduard Basurin.

Zakharchenko's congratulations on Defender's Day

Dear compatriots! Take my sincere congratulations on February 23 – Defender of the Fatherland Day! It is a special holiday for our State. Today residents of our Republic are fighting for freedom and independence up in arms. We battle and win! And participation of each resident of the Donetsk People's Republic is important in this people’s struggle. 

DPR Head's official website launches English version

The official website of the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko has been started in the English-language version today, reported the press service of the administration of the Head of State. "Starting today the English version of the official site of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko is launched," says the text of the press service's statement.

DEFENCE

You are one of us! - Donetsk People's Republic Armed Forces

Patriotic sentiment, the call of military duty, the love for Motherland should be right here, not on paper, but over here, in one’s heart. We live here, we were brought up here and we defend our land.  As the great military commander Alexander Suvorov puts it, a pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood. And the more our soldier sweats at a proving ground, during military exercises, the fewer chances he might have to spill blood on the battlefield.

Ukraine is not withdrawing heavy weaponry from the frontline in Donbass

Ukraine has once again failed to adhere to the agreement on the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line. The news was reported by RusVesna and published with English translation by FortRuss.

Ukrainian Shelling Caused Catastrophe in Kominternovo, DPR - Video Report

Ukrainian occupying forces are continuing the bloody genocide of the Donbass citizens for three years already. Kominternovo can be another locality which is about to vanish and remain only on the maps.

Frontline Report: Facing the Ukrainian Nazi Troops in Zaitsevo, DPR

This is the front position in the Zaitsevo locality, Donetsk People's Republic, and the enemy is beyond this line, says the war correspondent Daniil Bogdan.

Frontline Video Report From the Area of Zaitsevo Village, DPR

The war correspondents of the Donetsk People's Republic armed forces press-service visited the frontline positions in the area of Zaitsevo locality. Hostilities do not cease here for one and a half years. Civilian population and the infrastructure of the village are suffering. No matter what, the morale of the soldiers remains high. "We do not move forward, but will not allow anyone to go further too," one of the soldiers say.

Donbass Life

60th jubilee Russian humanitarian convoy arrive to Donetsk People's Republic - TV Report

60th jubilee humanitarian convoy arrive to DPR. The 60th jubilee convoy was delivered to the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. For the first time this year white lorries arrived to the DPR capital. This time the burden’s volume is over 200 tons. 

DPR Citizens: 'Ukrainians, you are occupants, not liberators - stop the war!' - Video Report

Citizens of the Donetsk People's Republic are sending their video greetings to Ukrainian soldiers, who are attacking and shelling DPR territory every day and night. 

The Commanders 'Givi' and 'Motorola' buried side by side in Donetsk - Video Report

Mikhail "Givi" Tolstikh was buried on Friday next to his brother in arms, Arsen "Motorola" Pavlov, in Donetsk People's Republic. "He will remain alive for us, for his work remains in our hearts, and while we continue it, and we will continue his work, he will live. I will hold my promise to you, I’ll make all that is possible, so our battalion could exist and work, as you taught us. Rest in peace," said the soldier.  

Donbass pays the last tribute to 'Givi'​ - DONi Photos & Video

On Friday, February 10, the Donetsk People's Republic was bidding farewell to the Hero of the DPR, Commander of the separate assault battalion Somali, Colonel Mikhail Tolstykh.

Donetsk TV News: 'How to behave under Ukrainian fire?'

Its Monday evening in the Donetsk capital. Loud booms from Ukrainian artillery shells can be heard in the city at the moment when writing this article. But how you should behave under heavy fire? The TV channels in Donetsk People's Republic are sharing this kind of information to the citizens of republic. OPLOT TV reports.  "DPR Emergency Ministry’s employees have told how one should behave to avoid getting wounded and maximize security in case of a shelling. 

Other

Report: China is making preparations for war with USA

Chinese Global Times has warned the Trump administration that the People’s Liberation Army is “making preparations” for war after the deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson to patrol the South China Sea. Chinese warning was reported by the Infowars.

Where European terror is born: Ukraine is creating 'Army of Terror'

The fact that Ukraine has become the territory where international laws are not respected, has been known long ago. Violent upheaval of armed fighters in Ukraine was called 'the Revolution of Dignity', the illegally obtained power was legalized by means of western 'democracy assistants', and 'maidan morons' turned into deputies of the Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada.

Ukraine Sabotages Trump’s Russia Detente - Jonathan Marshall

A Ukrainian military offensive in Donbass is giving Washington’s war hawks an excuse to demand President Trump escalate tensions with Russia, negating his hopes for détente, writes Jonathan Marshall. Article is published first in Consortium News. By Jonathan Marshall

German troops to Baltics as part of NATO's anti-Russia force

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.

First came tanks, then Marines and soon missiles - US military boost in Norway

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.

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