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Breaking News, 7th of October, 2018

Ukrainian troops, over the past week, violated the ceasefire 156 times, said the Deputy Head of the People’s Militia of the Republic — Eduard Basurin. «22 settlements were hit by 420 mortal shells, weaponry of IFVs, various types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms» — said Basurin. During this period of time, as a result of shelling from the Ukrainian troops, two soldiers of the DPR were killed and one building was damaged in the area of the village of Kominternovo in the south of the Republic.

For the fifth year in a row, Alexander spends every night in a bomb shelter. And for a good reason: recently a shell hit his house: it pierced a wall and entered the bedroom. «It’s a stand-by. You just wait while not knowing what will hit you and where. They can spontaneously start firing for no reason at all, and end it just as unexpectedly» — says a resident of Kominternovo. The residents of the village are hopeless. Nothing will change until the government of Ukraine changes.

Ukraine cut off the gas supply to the village of Kominternovo 2 years ago. The electricity became the only source of life. The power lines are under attack on daily basis. Vladimir courageously climbs up the posts, and fixes them. Often he has to work under mortar and sniper fire. A month and a half ago, his partner was injured. But no matter what, the electricians continue their dangerous work for the benefit of their fellow villagers.

The air defense units of the LPR shot down ‘Phantom-4’ — a US-made attack UAV of the Ukrainian army. It was conducting reconnaissance over the territory of the Republic, Andrei Marochko said. «In addition to video and photo equipment for the reconnaissance — the drone was also equipped with an electromagnetic device for carrying and dropping a hand grenade, attached to the bottom of its hull» — said the lieutenant colonel. Marochko added that the eyewitnesses observed how «an F-1 hand grenade separated itself from the falling down drone in the air. It later exploded near the crash site.» The people’s militia of the LPR were able to establish that the drone was manufactured by the American company Stampede Presentation Products inc.

Ukrainian troops used an IFV to fire at the settlement of Staromikhailovka. A teenager was badly injured. Anna, the victim, said the following: “I was having a walk with a friend. We heard shooting. We accelerated our step. And then I was wounded. We ran to the building, and there was an arrived car — I was taken to the hospital by it.” The teenager was taken for the intensive care to the Republican hospital for children. The through-wound is on the right side of the abdominal cavity. The round exited the body from a buttock. An emergency operation was performed.

The law on the extension of the special status of Donbass came into force in Ukraine. It extends the special status of Donbass until 31st of December, 2019. The law was published on Friday in the official publication of the Ukrainian Parliament «Voice of Ukraine», and immediately entered into force right away. On Thursday, the Ukrainian parliament extended the law on the special status of Donbass until the end of 2019. Later it was signed by the President of the country — Petro Poroshenko.

Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.

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