Kiev forces have seized almost the entire 'grey zone' in the section between Donetsky township and Zhelobok village, approaching the LPR People's Militia positions at a 600 metres' distance, said the former LPR soldier, now the vice-commander of a company of the LPR People's Militia, Senior Lieutenant Roman with the call sign "Rome".
The AFU units at night mined a driveway to the Donetsk filtering station. This was reported today by a source in the power departments of the DPR.
"Ukrainian forces mined an access road to the DFS, multiple explosive devices were found there. Even last night the road was completely free from extraneous objects," the source said.
Ukrainian forces committed 48 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours, reported the DPR Operational Command.
Kiev forces shelled the LPR People's Militia positions twice over the past 24 hours, reported the Republic's defense authorities.
The urban type Kalinovo and Frunze villages were attacked.
The Ukrainian gunmen intensified their aggression against the Republic’s citizens. The enemy committed 62 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours. Ukrainian troops applied MRLSs, artillery, tanks, mortars, antitank guided missiles, IFVs, armored vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms, 19 DPR localities underwent the Ukrainian shelling.
Kiev's statement about the bombardment of Avdeyevka allegedly carried out by the forces of the DPR army of the is untrue. As the Vice-Commander of the Operational Command Eduard Basurin stated, the shooting of the Ukrainian militants was again noted in this area.
Contact line situation in the Lugansk People's Republic report on May 23, 2017. Over the past 24 hours the enemy conducted four ceasefire violations. During the shelling, the enemy applied artillery gun of 120 mm caliber, tanks, high-angle mountings, IFVs, recoilless guns, automatic grenade launchers and small arms.
Over the past 24 hours the Ukrainian army launched 1, 153 shells onto the DPR near front areas, as a result one DPR soldier was wounded, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin.
“As a result of the shelling of our positions, one DPR soldier was wounded,” said the Vice-Commander.
The Ukrainian armed forces shelled civilian district Severne Donetsk (Northern Donetsk) on Monday with artillery. Civilian houses were badly damaged in heavy caliber shelling. Video shows the aftermath from of the latest Ukrainian aggression.
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Video: Ministry of Information, 05/22/2017
At least nine buildings have been damaged as a result of shelling by Ukrainian security forces in Donetsk, Gorlovka, the outskirts of Yasinovataya and in the south of the Republic. This was reported today in the Operational Command of the DPR.
Kiev forces shelled the LPR People's Militia positions four times over the past 24 hours, the republic's defence authorities inform.
Ukrainian servicemen began shelling the northern outskirts of the DPR capital and the surrounding area of nearby Yasinovataya last night, the fire was being conducted from rocket launchers, artillery and tanks, the Operational command of the Republic informed.
Ukrainian forces committed 62 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours, including with application of MLRS, reported the DPR Operational Command.
A civilian was wounded in Yasinovataya’s shelling by Ukrainian forces, reported a source in the DPR defense department.
According to the latest information, as of 19:30 the units of the 72nd separate infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are conducting artillery fire at the Avdeyevka Coke-Chemical Plant and the area of the mine ‘Butovskaya’ from the direction of the Konstantinovka route.
Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian forces launched nearly 180 shells onto the LPR territory, reports the LPR People’s Militia official representative, lieutenant colonel, Andrey Marochko.