The Ministry of defence of Ukraine told about the death of 18 Ukrainian soldiers in the end of combat operations in the Donets basin in the period from 17 to 22 January.
Another 235 Ukrainian soldiers received injuries, according to news Agency ". However, the Deputy commander of the military forces proclaimed the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Eduard Baturin said that since the beginning of the offensive Kiev destroyed 752 Ukrainian strongman and 59 pieces of different mechanisms. First of Bacurin stated that 44 the Ukrainian soldiers surrendered. On the first day of the weekend, the chief of staff of the people's militia proclaimed Luhansk national Republic (LNR) Sergey Kozlov has denied allegations of staff of the "special operations" about what is captured by militias are 600 Ukrainian security forces. He also said that Kyiv may declare dead in hostilities in the Donbass prisoners. On the last working day of the week the head of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Alexander Zakharchenko said that with arms forces of Ukraine (AFU) threw in the conflict zone 3 mobile crematorium for the secret destruction of the bodies of law enforcers. Chapter DND Alexander Zakharchenko said that he saw no sense to have a dialogue with Kiev, because Ukraine until now has not been assigned to this official messenger. Zakharchenko also promised to give orders not to take prisoners of war after the bombing of a bus stop in Donetsk. Remember on Thursday when it hit the stop in the Leninsky district of Donetsk lost his life fifteen people, Another 17 were injured. According to witnesses, was heard at least five shots. First power DND said, because it was mortar fire, which was conducted out of the van. On the night of 16 January, the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin sent to the President of Ukraine plan-the proposal with the initiative to stop the shelling and pull heavy equipment from the line of conflict and specific hourly schedule for the objection - Moscow promised to convince the militia to agree to this option for the sake of saving the lives of civilians. However, Kiev did not want from the plan, not recommending anything instead. Later, on January 18, Kiev gave military orders to open a massive fire - Donetsk and several villages shelled. Witnesses say a large number of killed and wounded among the civilian population, the most in Gorlovka, which caused the strike bombers.