The spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, said in the press conference on Thursday, that Ukrainian officials continue the total de-Russification and forced Ukrainisation of the country. She told about huge number of Ukrainian ceasefire violations in Donbass and wide scale bombardment of social infrastructure in the DPR and LPR territory this month.
Video report from the consequences of Kievsky district’s shelling on Wednesday night in the Donetsk People's Republic. One woman died in heavy explosions conducted by Ukrainian forces and which were heard around the Donetsk capital. "Everything was damaged, window frames, everything. The glass was blown out, the balcony was damaged," said the resident of affected civilian house.
The 62nd in total and the third this year humanitarian convoy of the Russian Federation’s Emergency Situation Ministry arrived at the DPR capital. The convoy of 20 automobiles delivered to the DPR over 360 tons of baby food.
On March 17 in the Levadiysky Palace the session of the Integration Committee “Russia-Donbass” took place. The participants were talking frankly, in public, and managed to discuss several questions of the paramount importance. At the press scrum, devoted to the session’s summing up the key moments were explained to the public.
Ukrainian president Poroshenko suggested the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council to establish the total transit blockade of the DPR and LPR, and the suggestion was approved.
The citizens of the near front Luganskoye locality in the Donetsk People's Republic South-West are dreaming about the peaceful life. The village is literary burned out with the mortars of 120 mm and 152 mm calibre. The infrastructure damage and electricity supply cuts, regularly repaired by the local authorities, are taking place quite frequently.
Ukrainian TV channel has revealed something what have been seen as total failure of the Ukrainian propaganda. In TV report came clear that Ukrainian armed forces (AFU) are shelling in Donbass also cities, which are under their control.
Ukrainian shelling in Kominternovo, Donetsk People's Republic, left over 100 residents out off gas supply. The shelling took place on 12 March.
With a direct artillery hit there was damaged a gas-control point and supply pipelines.
The settlement of Stakhanov in the Lugansk People’s Republic toughed out a bad night. The Ukrainian artillery once again engaged fire on peaceful areas. Repair teams are liquidating consequences of the nightly shelling, while residents of Maiskaya Street recall the last night in terror.
From March 15 the first social aid will be paid in frames of the humanitarian program “The Donbass people’s reunion”. Veterans and invalids of the Great Patriotic War (WW2) all over the Donetsk People's Republic and even in the Kiev-occupied territories will get the one-off payment of 10 thousand rubbles.
Zaitsevo locality in Donetsk People's Republic came under fire again. Practically all the houses in this settlement during hostilities in Donbass have been partially damaged or completely destroyed.
Thus, in the night of March 12, on the street Runev a residential house burnt down. The same thing happened in Krutaya Balka locality, Pobeda St., 9.
Ukrainian saboteurs who murdered the head of the LPR People's Militia Office, Colonel Oleg Anaschenko, are detained in the Lugansk People's Republic. Officers of the Republican Security Ministry (MGB) detained Ukrainian saboteurs, who in February 2017 committed a murder of Oleg Anashchenko.
Almost 300,000 thousand residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have put their signatures to the appeal to three world-wide leaders, asking them to stop genocide of Donbass residents, the Republic's People's Council press-service reports.
Ukrainian authorities increase the utility payments' rates for the population quarterly. Meanwhile, in the Donetsk People's Republic utility rates haven't been raised since 2014. The Head of the Donetsk People's Republic told what it is caused by, and outlined the policy of their growth's control.
The Ministers’ Council of Donetsk People's Republic published the list of the enterprises in which the external administration was established. The list was published at the Council’s internet site and it includes 43 enterprises.
Among the enterprises, placed under the administrative receivership there are:
In total, over the past week Ukrainian forces shelled the Republic’s territory 11,480 times, having applied artillery, tanks and mortars 3,994 times. In comparison to the number of shellings on the part of the Ukrainian army last week, it amounted to 9,360 times.