Explosions on the positions of the Ukrainian forces
The representatives of the People’s Militia of the LPR recorded 3 explosions at the positions of the Ukrainian military near the village of Shastie and near the Novaya Kondrashevskaya railway station — the official representative of the People’s Militia of the LPR, Yakov Osadchy, announced during a briefing. He noted that the Ukrainian military are using the current ceasefire to continue their engineering work to build new positions, with the use of trench charges. He underlined that the forces of the People’s Militia of the LPR strictly follow the terms of the current ceasefire, and they did not open fire.
«During this year, the Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire almost 2,000 times by using heavy weaponry, prohibited by the Minsk agreements» — said the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin. According to him, despite all the ceasefire agreements, Ukraine continues to create provocations. Ukraine will resume the massive shelling of the territory of the DPR at any convenient moment, given the experience from the previous attempts to resolve the conflict.
«The Kiev representatives should concentrate on the implementation of the existing parts of the Minsk agreements on Donbass, and not invent new ones» — said Natalia Nikonorova, the plenipotentiary representative of the DPR in the Contact Group, and the Foreign Minister of the DPR. Earlier, the plenipotentiary representative of Kiev in the Contact Group, Leonid Kravchuk, proposed to replace the concept of “special status” with “special regime of administrative control”. According to him, such approach will supposedly comply with the legislation, and the reforms currently being carried out in Ukraine. Natalia Nikonorova called the idea of introducing a new wording in the so-called Package of Measures to be «an another try of the Ukrainian authorities to rewrite the agreements». She considers it pointless, and she calls on Kiev to implement the existing agreements. Donetsk reminded Kiev that the implementation of the Minsk agreements remains the only way to a peaceful settlement.
After the start of the ceasefire, the Ukrainian troops continued to suffer non-combat losses. The facts that confirm the death and injury of the soldiers as a result of detonations of their own mines during the engineering work on their positions are being carefully hidden from the public by the Ukrainian command. «The cameras of our surveillance systems, deployed on the front line, captured some footage that showed one of these incidents that took place in the positions of the 93rd mechanized brigade» — the press service of the people’s militia of the LPR reports.
The DPR forcers recorded some engineering work, carried out by the Ukrainian servicemen from the 503rd battalion of the 35th brigade, in the area of the village of Shumy. In the footage the Ukrainian troops are conducting engineering work in the vicinity of the ‘Seversky Donets — Donbass’ canal pipeline. «With those actions, the enemy openly demonstrates their disregard for the measures, taken to enhance and control the current indefinite ceasefire» — the defense department of the DPR stated.
“The humanitarian corridor made for crossing of the line of contact was re-opened on 14th of August in the village of Yelenovka, south of Donetsk” — the Border Guard Service of the Ministry of State Security of the DPR reported. People are allowed to move in both directions. The humanitarian corridor on the contact line, organized by the DPR and Ukraine during an unstable epidemiological situation, became the 13th in a row. People can leave the DPR if they have a residence permit in the territory, controlled by Ukraine. They may enter via the previously agreed lists from the Inter-departmental Operational HQs made to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection. All persons, arrived to the DPR from Ukraine, will be quarantined for at least 14 days. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.