We can see that our fellow countrymen, Donetsk and Lugansk regions' residents living in the areas temporary controlled by Kiev, find themselves in a difficult situation. Living in the zone of the so-called 'anti-terrorist operation,' they suffer from abuse by military and civil autocratic administrations and atrocities committed by the National Guard squads.
Official statement of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, 18.2.2017:
The President signed a Decree "On the recognition in the Russian Federation of documents and license plates of vehicles issued to Ukrainian citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the territories of certain regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine." The text of the document:
In the meeting on Friday in the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) between the leaders of the Donbass people's republics and the OSCE, Alexander Zakharchenko, the Head of DPR, made absolutely clear with his official order, that Donbass armed forces will not execute one sided withdrawal of the weapons from the contact line.
The DONi News Agency has published widely spread news about massive US military deployments to Europe, having provided several sources to confirm the alarming information that the US Army was concentrating thousands of tanks to European theatre against Russia.
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.
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.
Famous Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin picked up a machine gun in the Donetsk People's Republic. Writer gathered his own battalion in the DPR People's Militia where he will serve as deputy commander, work with personnel. Mainly Republic’s residents will be on duty in this battalion.
Explosion at the Donetsk People's Republic state chemical manufacture plant in the Kuibyshevsky district of the DPR capital resulted from the AFU shelling, and caused casualties, reported the DPR Operational Command. "The AFU fired at the territory of the Donetsk state chemical manufacture plant with 152mm artillery. Casualties were registered. According to preliminary data, one civilian perished," noted the Command representative.
Dmitry Astrakhan, the military correspondent of the DPR People’s Militia Office reports from the Airport of Donetsk, 07.02.2017. "This is the Donetsk Airport, one of the Republic’s hottest spots. Since 2015 the DPR People’s Militia successfully hold the line here, and during the aggravation period they had been attacked by the Ukrainian forces several times and repelled the assaults," said Astrakhan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations urges Donetsk citizens to stay calm. As a result of the blanketing Ukrainian artillery fire in DPR cities, life-supporting infrastructures were damaged. The Ministry of Emergency Situations undertake the urgent evacuation from the shelled districts to the safe part of the city.
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.
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
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.
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