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Donbass, October 17th, 2017

The Armed Forces of the DPR claimed the Ukrainian side spread a message about the shelling the village Artemovo, located near Gorlovka. The Armed Forces of the DPR declare they strictly adhere to the cease-fire regime. The enemy is forced to disseminate reports about shelling that do not correspond to reality, and they sometimes provoke firing on settlements located on the territory under Ukrainian control.

The leader of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko laid flowers to the graves of the fallen commanders Motorola and Givi during the opening ceremony of the Heroes Memorial of the DPR. Zakharchenko stressed the inestimable contribution of the legendary battalion commanders to the construction of the republic. «The enemy has meanly killed our legendary commanders. The enemy killed because he was afraid of them. Because he hoped to intimidate us. He hoped to break us. The enemy was mistaken. A year has passed, but we are not broken. We fight, we win, and we build the state. We continue the work of our brothers”, Zakharchenko said.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire on the Donetsk People’s Republic from tanks, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, grenade launchers and small arms.

The Ukrainian Army shelled the positions of the LPR People’s Militia 10 times. They opened fire on the settlements Kalinovo, Donetsky, Krasny Yar, Zhelobok, Prishib, Pakhalevka, Lozovoe and the area of the monument of the prince Igor near Stanitsa Luganskaya.