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Nearly 30 foreign mercenaries deployed in Novotroitskoye kindergarten's territory

The DPR reconnaissance detected foreign mercenaries’ deployment point in the “Barvinok” kindergarten’s territory in the Kiev-controlled Novotroitskoye locality near Volnovakha, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin. “In the western part of the Novotroitskoye locality the dislocation point of foreign private military companies was detected.…

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Ukrainian forces launch over 300 shells onto DPR over past 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian gunmen launched 311 shells onto the DPR near-front localities, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin. “In the Donetsk direction the enemy launched 11 artillery shells of 152 mm caliber, 13 tank shells, 145 mortar rounds of 120 mm caliber and 109 mortar rounds of 82 mm caliber. In the Mariupol direction 33 mortar rounds…

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DPR command reports 50 ceasefire violations on Ukrainian part over past 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian gunmen committed 47 ceasefire violations, reports the DPR Operational Command. “Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian gunmen committed 47 ceasefire violations. The enemy applied artillery, tanks, mortars, IFVs, armored vehicles and small arms,” underlined the Command’s representative. It was also pointed out that…

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Right Sector preparing to storm Verkhovna Rada

If the Ukrainian parliament does not vote for the demands made by the Mikhomaidan [a people's name for the new Maidan started by supporters of Mikhail Saakashvili] today, the implementation of a radical scenario will begin, the Kiev online newspaper Strana writes. It is reported that a correspondent of the newspaper found out that among the protesters there were many members of the Right Sector,…

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Alexander Zakharchenko nominated for upcoming Head of State's election

The 3rd Congress of the Donetsk Republic Public Movement was held in Donetsk on October 18. The Chairman of the Movement, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko headed the Presidium. Delegates from all the cities and districts of the DPR attended the congress. By unanimous vote the participants adopted amendments to the Charter of the Donetsk…

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Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 10/19/2017

Over the past day, there were registered 47 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used artillery, tanks, mortars, IFV weapons, various types of grenade launchers and small arms. 11 artillery projectiles, 13 tank rounds, 145 mortar shells of 120-mm and…

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OSCE states a 5% increase in ceasefire violations in Donbass

Negotiations of participants of the Contact Group on the situation settlement in Donbass and its thematic subgroups ended in Minsk on Wednesday. Following the results of the session, the OSCE Special Representative to the Contact Group, Martin Saydik, stated that after the positive shift, achieved through truces during the harvesting period and the beginning of the academic year, the situation in the conflict zone had…

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DPR Command reports almost 50 AFU violations of ‘silence regime’ over day

The Ukrainian forces committed 47 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours, reported the Operational Command of the Republic. "Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed 47 violations of the ceasefire regime. Artillery, tanks, mortars, weapons of armoured personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms were used," a Command…

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Ukrainian troops close Novotroitskoye checkpoint – JCCC

The Ukrainian forces stopped the movement of civil transport through the Novotroitskoye checkpoint (southwards from Donetsk), reported the head of the DPR Representative Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov. "On October 18, 2017, at 5:00 pm the Ukrainian side closed the Novotroitskoye checkpoint. According to eyewitnesses, a…

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Volkova replaces Pushilin as “Donetsk Republic” Central executive Committee’s head

The People’s Council head, Denis Pushilin left the “Donetsk Republic” Central executive Committee’s head office, reports the DPR Head, Alexander Zakharchenko. “Denis Pushilin was taking active part in the life of the “Donetsk Republic” movement’s Central executive Committee and we are very grateful to him. But now he is engaged in more serious and important work, namely…