The front-line village Kominternovo in the south of the Republic is one of the most shelled settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Kiev forces open fire on civilians’ houses every day, violating all the agreements reached to establish a truce.
«The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues to concentrate heavy weapons near the contact combat line,» Eduard Basurin said. In particular, according to the data of the Republican Intelligence, there are 45 howitzers, 3 cannons, 5 air defence missile systems and 13 tanks.
During the past week, Ukrainian troops violated ceasefire over 180 times. They used artillery, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms. 13 settlements of the Republic fell under the fire. As a result of shelling from the positions of the AFU for a week, three soldiers of the DPR were killed. 7 civilians were injured and 37 houses were damaged in Donetsk.
The AFU shelled the school bus in the village Zaytsevo in the north of Gorlovka, the head of the city administration, Ivan Prikhodko said. He stressed soldiers of the DPR, who urgently arrived to the scene of the incident, carried out the evacuation of schoolchildren from the firing zone. «They pulled the children out of the bus and just covered themselves. Fortunately, no one was hurt, «he said.
The President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko said he expects the expansion of US military assistance for Kiev. Earlier, the USA administration approved the supply of weapons to Kiev, including portable anti-tank missile systems Javelin. The President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko said that Kiev expects to receive weapons from the US in 2018.
The Ukrainian side disrupted the withdrawal of forces and weapons envisaged by the Minsk agreements at the station number one in Stanitsa Luganskaya, Andrey Marochko said. «Once again, we saw that Kiev does not want to fulfill Minsk obligations,» he added.