DPR Command Strengthens Security Measures Due to Shelling of JCCC Observation Posts

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In connection with shelling of posts of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) by the Ukrainian Army, the operational command of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) strengthens security measures.

DPR Command Strengthens Security Measures Due to Shelling of JCCC Observation Posts

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Due to shelling of posts of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the operational command of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) demands to strengthen security measures, the Russkaya Vesna information website reported on Tuesday, citing the operational command of the republic.

In connection with stepped-up shelling of dislocation’s places of the JCCC officers by Ukrainian military, the head of the Russian representative office appealed to the DPR Defense Ministry with a request to strengthen security measures for representatives on the observation posts near the front line.

According to pro-Donbass sources, only on August 15, Ukrainian military shelled the observation posts of the JCCC twice. The shelling was carried out with 82 and 120 mm mortars, as well as with light weapons and heavy guns, and targeted the observation post near Yasinovataya, where there were not only Russian officers, but also the staff of the OSCE Mission, and the observation post near Aleksandrovka.

The DPR operational command has decided to provide personal protective equipment, in particular steel pots and body armours, at the stations, which are located closest to the front line.

At the same time, pro-Kiev sources reported about shelling of the positions of border officers at Mayorsk checkpoint in the Donetsk region. According to the press service of the State Border Service, rebels used 120 mm mortars and led the shelling from Gorlovka. None of the frontier guards was injured during the shelling.

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