Escalation of the tensions in Donbass
«The Ukrainian troops carried out 2 attacks during the visit of the diplomats from Germany and France» — said the official representative of the People’s Militia of the LPR — Yakov Osadchiy. He stated that on 10th of September, at 16:20, tracer rounds were fired from the Ukrainian positions of the 2nd battalion from the 30th brigade, near the village of Zolotoe-4. The goal of the shooting was to make a fire near the positions of the LPR militiamen. At 18:25, the Ukrainian servicemen from the 2nd battalion of the 14th brigade made a 2nd attempt to provoke a return fire from the LPR militiamen by opening an indirect fire on the positions of the LPR near the village of Golubovskoye. “Due to the absence of a threat to the lives of our servicemen and civilians — the LPR forces did not return fire. They strictly followed the current ceasefire» — Yakov Osadchiy concluded.
«Within the last 3 weeks, the representatives of the LPR General Prosecutor’s Office identified more than 20 residents of the Republic that were affected by the actions of the Ukrainian army» — said a representative of the General Prosecutor’s Office, Kirill Belov. He noted that the additional measures, taken to ensure the ceasefire and control its observance, allowed to conduct «investigative actions in places that previously posed a threat to the lives of the department’s employees.»
«The Ukrainian troops have placed 2 anti-tank mines on the road to the village of Schastye» — said the official representative of the People’s Militia of the LPR, Yakov Osadchiy. “The Ukrainian forces use the current ceasefire to continue to mine the region. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission noticed the deployment of 2 »TM-62» anti-tank mines, in addition to the previously found 36 anti-tank mines, placed across the local road towards the village of Shchastie” — Yakov Osadchy specified, and added that the actions of the Ukrainian troops pose a threat to the safety of the civilians and the international observers.
«The Kremlin is concerned about the recent tensions on the contact line in Donbass. Kremlin insists on the ceasefire» — said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president. The HQ of the military operation of Kiev in Donbass announced the death of a Ukrainian soldier as a result of a shelling from the LPR militia near the village of Prichepilovka. The LPR reported that the Ukrainian soldier was the victim of a shoot-out between the Ukrainian servicemen. The LPR added that the observers from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission did not notice any violations of the ceasefire by the LPR.
The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, canceled his order to destroy the Ukrainian combat engineering structures near the town of Gorlovka after an agreement to conduct a joint inspection of the area near the village of Shumy with Ukraine. The corresponding statement was published on the official website of the head of the DPR. According to Denis Pushilin — if during the inspection it turns out that Kiev has violated the additional measures to control the ceasefire, and if Ukraine does not eliminate the violations — the People’s Militia will destroy those positions on their own.
«The People’s Militia of the DPR shot down a Ukrainian drone that invaded the DPR airspace near the town of Gorlovka — the drone violated the additional measures of the ceasefire» — the People’s Militia Department of the DPR reported. “The command of the 35th brigade of the Ukrainian forces used a UAV near the settlement of Zaitsevo-North and Zaitsevo-South. Presumably they used the drone to check the camouflage of their own positions” — end of quote. At the moment, the footage, gathered by the drone, is being studied by the specialists. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.