Kiev placed heavy artillery near the contact line. The intelligence of the DPR has revealed positions of 3 self-propelled guns, banned by Minsk agreements, near the village Kurapovo (under the control of Kiev), Eduard Basurin said. According to him, four howitzers were found in the area of the suburb Zhelannoye the Second, that is controlled by Kiev. Basurin recalled that this weapon should be withdrawn from the contact line for a distance of at least 50 kilometers. The People’s Militia of the LPR registered a group of Ukrainian snipers near the settlement Luganskoe at the contact line in Donbass, an official representative of the Ministry of Defense said.
One person was killed and seven were injured in the DPR during the past week as a result of shelling by Ukrainian forces. It was reported on Monday in the office of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination. Since the beginning of the «New Year» ceasefire in the Donetsk People’s Republic 1 civilian and 5 soldiers were killed, 10 civilians and 6 soldiers injured. 28 houses were damaged.
The armed conflict in the Donbass has been going on for 3 years. During this time, much has changed. Many things have changed, except people. People who are still ready to give their lives for the good of the Motherland. On a visit in one of the units defending Gorlovka you can see faith in God, and care for fallen comrades, and the desire for a peaceful, different life.
US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said that he had discussed with the assistant to the president of Russia Vladislav Surkov the deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Donbass, but no concrete plan was drawn up. The meeting was held in Dubai.