The Ukrainian Military has reduced the number of attacks the territory of the proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) from heavy weapons because of the arrival in the Republic Deputy head of the Special monitoring of the OSCE mission Alexander hug, told in the Ministry of defence DND.
"for the previous day, the Military 23 times violated the ceasefire thrice declined and the use of jet systems of volley fire and artillery, - has told the interlocutor of" Donetsk news Agency ".– The Ukrainian armed forces command began to act more carefully in connection With the arrival in DND Deputy head of the Special monitoring of the OSCE mission Alexander hug ". The Ministry explained that in days of artillery and mortar fire from Kiev forces have been of Donetsk (Petrovsky, Kuibyshevsky, Kievsky districts, and area of the terminal building), Yasinovataya and Dokuchayevsk, as well as settlements with Spartak, Red Partisans, Staromikhaylovk, Clear, Elenovka and Gabishevo." as a result of attacks on the territory of the Republic had issued 56 artillery shells – a groove 152 and 122 millimeters, nine tank, 52 mines the gauges 82 and 120 mm, was also used rocket-propelled grenades and small arms", - has summed up the Commissioner of the defense Ministry DND. For its part the Deputy chief of a staff corps of the people's militia LNR Igor Yashchenko said that the intensity of shelling the territory of the self-proclaimed Lugansk people's Republic on military power of Ukraine has increased." The situation in the area of responsibility of the people's militia of the Luhansk national Republic is characterized as " difficult and tense ", – Yashchenko said, adding that over the past period of time "noticed a trend of increasing intensity of fire" territory LNR. According to his statement, for the last four days the LNR area over 40 times under fire from the APU, for example, more than ten times at night. All the Military opened fire from weapons of the tank, BMP, 152-millimeter artillery guns six-fold, from 120-millimeter artillery weapons and 120-millimeter mortar – five times, from the mortar caliber 82 mm – 13 times, from AGS and small arms – eight times. In the end, attacks three soldiers of the people's militia received damage to health. Yashchenko said that the most frequently subjected to attacks on the outskirts of Slavyanoserbsk, in the territory of the monument to Prince Igor, the outskirts of Pervomaisk and the settlement Veselovka. The Deputy noticed that the order to attack the Military are choosing " not only law enforcers, but houses of civilians and civilian infrastructure ". This case, according to his statement, looks " particularly cynical ".
Yashchenko reminded that fifteen August during the shelling of residential settlements gold-5 mortars with a caliber of 120 millimeters were injured two civilians. In the end, attacks on 12 and 13 August settlements rayouka the electricity supply was disrupted, seriously damaged the water system of Lugansk. Yesterday the Deputy commander of the corps of the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Bacurin stated that the Ukrainian Military uses attacks of settlements to distract attention from the redeployment of its troops to the separation line, the situation is complicated With each passing day. Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE on the results in the last days of an inspection of the settlements that have been bombed within the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics, found that the fire in some cases were fired from the multiple launch rocket systems " Grad ". With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 6, 8 thousand People, at least 17 thousand have Received damage of health.