According to the official representative of the people’s militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened mortar fire in a village in the suburb of Mariupol, shielding themselves with civilians.
“On the Mariupol direction, the militants of the Marine Corps battalion of the 36th brigade from temporary firing positions deployed directly in the village of VODYANOE, hiding behind civilians from the return suppression fire, by order of the brigade commander GNATOV, fired 100 82-mm mortars in the area of LENINSKOE village.” – said the representative of the people’s militia.
It was also reported that the Ukrainian truck has blown up on a mine while marking minefields near Vodyanoe village. 8 soldiers were wounded. The accident took place due to the captain’s erroneous order to swerve off the road. It is hard to imagine a successful Ukrainian advance in the region with such an ignorance of their own mine fields.
In response to regular violation of the ceasefire by the Ukrainian side, ignorance and inactivity of international observers, the DPR authorities permitted to the People’s Militia units to open preemptive fire to destroy enemy firing points.
According to the DPR representative in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime (JCCC), Ukraine violated the ceasefire four times over the past 24 hours. The regular attacks take place amid the meeting of the Contact Group.
Recently, the numerous reports indicated that Ukraine was actively building up its military presence in the region. Over the past three nights, 6 trains with tanks and artillery systems passed through Konstantinovka village alone. Stocks of petroleum, oil and lubricants and ammunition loads are actively accumulating.
Ukraine is actively increasing stocks of oil, lubricants and ammunition loads, including through foreign imports. Fuel purchases from Belarus have reportedly increased over the past 3 months.
Apparently, Kiev is striving to fill the military fuel storage to the limit in anticipation of the launch of large-scale military operation.
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