Donbass, May 27th, 2018
The operational command of the DPR refutes the statement of Ukrainian forces about taking control of the settlement Petrovskoe to the south of Donetsk. Eduard Basurin, the deputy commander of the operational command of the DPR believes that the AFU does not own the situation. He added that this district is a demilitarized zone and the presence of servicemen of both sides in this region is a violation.
2 civilians were killed and 6 were injured in the DPR for a week, Eduard Basurin said.2 soldiers were killed and 5 were wounded defending Gorlovka.
In violation of the Minsk agreements, during the recent shelling of the town Gorlovka, the Ukrainian side used large-caliber artillery. One of the shells did not explode, and was found by locals. Military correspondents of the press service of the armed forces of the DPR visited this location and recorded a violation.
A camera of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, installed in Stanitsa Luganskaya, recorded the fact of shelling from the position of the Ukrainian army using multiple launch rocket system «Grad”, Andrey Marochko said. It is stated in the published report of the OSCE mission.
On the 21st of May the AFU, shelling residential areas, made an unsuccessful attempt to attack near Gorlovka. 5 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, and four — wounded. They were taken to a city morgue.
Representatives of the Lugansk People’s Republic in the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire documented the consequences of the shelling in the settlement Kalinovo. They found fragments of artillery shells. 11 buildings were damaged. After bombardment, repair teams and representatives of city services, work there.
The Special Representative of the US State Department for Ukraine Kurt Volker confirmed that the Kiev forces were trying to advance in the buffer zone near the contact line near Popasnaya and Gorlovka. At the same time, he claims that Ukraine does not disturb Minsk agreements because these territories belong to the regions controlled by Kiev.