Ukrainian Military reported continued fighting in the Donbass with the use of heavy weapons from the militias.
before the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk national Republic (DND) said that the Ukrainian law Enforcers during the day, more than 70 times fired Donetsk. According to simcommander militia DND Eduardo Baturina, barrages of Donetsk and Makiivka lost their lives eleven people, three of them children.
according to the press center of special operations security forces, Debaltsevo direction of artillery and mortars Militia fired on a Popasnaya, Chernukhin, Redcode, Mius, Sanzharova, Katerinovka, Lugansk, MHP, Lozovo. The military also reported that five times the firing was in Debaltsevo.
" Fire self-propelled artillery pieces and multiple rocket launcher systems fire bandits attacked Debaltsevo, Svitlodarsk, Uglegorsk, Willow and Sanzharova. The enemy attacked the positions of the forces of the atoms in the area of human settlements Mius, Chernukhin, " said the report.
According to the Ukrainian military, Lugansk direction of the tanks and anti-tank guided missiles Militia fired on the positions of the forces of special operations in the area of the Crimean and Happiness, from mortars and artillery three times were attacked Crimea, as well as the Mountain.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against disgruntled happened last February by the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 5 thousand civilians. In September, facilitated by the OSCE and Russia, the Ukrainian Authorities and the self-proclaimed Militia DND and LNR agreed in Minsk truce. Despite the fact that the Militia and the Ukrainian Military periodically accused one another in the violation, in General, the reviews and the parties to the conflict, and observers from the OSCE, the ceasefire was respected.
However, on January 9, the intensity of attacks in the region has increased, as has the number of victims of the conflict. The Ministry of defence of Ukraine said that the APU build up reserves in all areas where combat operations are being conducted. Militias from our side told me that " pushed the front line to defend shelling of residential areas of the cities of the Ukrainian security forces. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation believe that the recent events in the Donbass confirm the most serious concerns about the intention of Kiev by force to resolve the situation in the South-East of the country.
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