The clashes on the contact line between the Kiev forces and the self-proclaimed republics in Eastern Ukraine have increased. On September 2 was reported that 8 civilians from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) were killed and 46 injured from the shelling by the Ukrainian artillery in the month of August alone. The information was confirmed by the republic’s general-mayor Denis Sinenkov.
He also added that the DPR lost 6 soldiers and 10 were wounded in clashes.
The list of the civilian casualties has come out:
This is yet another report which slams the reports in Western media that the government in Kiev is trying everything possible to follow the Minsk agreement, and that the breakaway republics are the ones which violate the agreement.
We’ve reported several times that the Ukrainian forces have been concentrating more and more troops and hardware, banned by the Minsk protocols, near the contact line.
The fact of the matter is that a full-scale war is not impossible and the next few months will be key for the conflict.