Ukrainian Army Deploys More Military Equipment At Contact Line With DRP, LPR Forces

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Ukrainian Army Deploys More Military Equipment At Contact Line With DRP, LPR Forces

Illustrative image: AP Photo / Evgeniy Maloletka

On May 25, Deputy Defense Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin stated that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had violated the ceasefire regime for 139 times in a period from May 19 to 25.

Basurin pointed out that Ukrainian forces had fired 49 shells of 122 mm caliber, 4 tank shell and 650 mortar shell of 120- and 82-mm caliber. Furthermore, infantry fighting vehicles, all the types of mortars and light weapons were also used. 20 localities were under the fire of the Ukrainian forces.

Basurin stressed that these actions resulted in more than 30 damaged houses, 6 injured and 2 killed citizens.

He also revealed that 2 servicemen of DPR’s Armed Forces were killed and 5 were injured.

The intelligence of the DPR Armed Forces identified the arrival of heavy military equipment to the line of contact, according to Basurin. This equipment includes 4  surface-to-air missile systems 9K35 Strela-10, 2 towed 152.4 mm howitzers  2A65 Msta-B, 7 152.4 mm self-propelled guns SO-152 , 3 self-propelled howitzers 2S1 Gvozdika,  four 100 mm antitank cannons Rapira, 19 battle tanks T-64, 14 units of  infantry fighting vehicles, armoured vehicles, reconnaissance vehicles.

Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin stated that the escalation of the conflict, the violation of the ceasefire regime and the increased attacks come from the Ukrainian side with the West “approval.” He also stressed that the tensions are being fueled for purpose ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Ukrainian side accuses the DPR and the LPR of the recent escalation in the area.

During briefing of a representative of the Joint Forces Operation of Ukraine stated that the situation in the region remains under control. He summered up that DPR’s forces violated the ceasefire for 36 times, including 12 times opening fire from the artillery and mine throwers.

The representative pointed out that the DPR servicemen launched 35 shells at Troitsk. In Gorlovka area, Ukraine forces lost 2 howitzers, a warehouse and 2 Ukrainian soldiers were injured. The DPR lost a light battery, 10 servicemen were killed and 3 injured.

Within the last week, the situation in eastern Ukraine has escalated. In the period from May 13 to 25, 6 civilians were killed and 17 people were injured.

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  • You can call me Al

    Madness.

    I have a terrible feeling that the World is headed to war.

    • Raptar Driver

      And our governments are tip toeing to it like maniacs on broken glass seemingly not sure of themselves.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      stop worrying, it is already at war just have not yet knock on your door, so get ready and enjoy the party. None will have any choice in the matter, so we may as well enjoy it, and give more than we receive.

    • “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” Leon Trotsky

    • Spit

      There is a story I would Like everybody to read.
      The Story of the Pope, the rich man and the heroic Knight.
      The Pope, comes to You and says, Kill the Rich man and the Heroic Knight and I will Bless You with money and put Your name into the next version of the Bible.
      The Rich man comes to You and says if You kill the pope and the Heroic Knight, You will have wealth beyond Your Wildest dreams.
      The Heroic Knight tells kill the Pope and the Rich man and man will sing songs of Your Noble deed forever.

      The Pope, the rich man and the (((heroic knight))) cannot do anything when You and I refuse to kill each other.
      Knowing the truth is the First step to identifying the real enemy.

  • Cicada 3301

    Ukraine should begin an all out offensive against the occupied territories.

    • Bob

      ‘Occupied territories’ – by the actual inhabitants of the territory, who resist the Kiev junta. Troll fail.

      • Cicada 3301

        your propaganda will never prevail the whole world recogniges them as occuppied

        • Bob

          Ditto. ‘Occupied’ by the actual people who reside and own property there. But who choose to politically oppose the Kiev junta – the junta that chooses to shell its own eastern civilian population with heavy shell and rocket artillery.

        • Tudor Miron

          Ukro nazi troll? Get lost – time to join the gey parade in Kiev.

        • Rhetorius

          The “whole world” meaning the US and its minions? What a bad joke….

      • Cicada 3301

        moscow’s hunta propaganda fail

        • Bob

          ‘moscow’s hunta propaganda fail’

          hunta? typo fail

          • Cicada 3301

            your whole account is a huge fail

          • Bob

            ‘Occupied territories’ – by the actual residential inhabitants of the territory, who resist the Kiev junta. Troll fail.

          • Bob

            How many time are you going to completely change your avatar identity this week? I responded to cicada 13-something or other – now you have completely new avatar identity to your comments – your whole account is a huge sham.

          • Baron Von DonkeyBanger

            as many times as i want

          • Bob

            Baron von Troll-Sham

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            not really is how junta is pronounced, in the greek language. This idiot is a from the jewish sector of Greece.

    • Toni Liu

      Yes just tell them to do that again, last time they tried that their asses got handed to them, that will be nice story and video to watch after debalsevo humiliated defeat by ukrop

    • Tudor Miron

      Are you Ukraninan? Is it you who’s going to die? Are you so dumb that you have not learned from the past and want another Ilovaisk and Debaltsevo?

    • Spit

      It may be the only way to fix the problem, the Russians would jump in and clean house within 24-48 hours

    • Rhetorius

      It should, if it could…LOL!!!

  • Serious

    What does Putin expect ???

    Instead of attacking a weak ukrainian country and build strongholds just after the Maiden coup, Putin chose to recognize the ukrainian gov as legitimate !!! The ukrainian election candidates were all pro-west. Putin didn’t impose the previous president to participate !!!

    It’s absolutety a joke.

    Those who are following this mad man Putin will loose.

    Putin always do the opposite of what he should have done as if he wanted to loose.

    • Raptar Driver

      “What does Putin expect ???

      Instead of attacking a weak ukrainian country and build strongholds just after the Maiden coup, Putin chose to recognize the ukrainian gov as legitimate !!! The ukrainian election candidates were all pro-west. Putin didn’t impose the previous president to participate !!!

      It’s absolutety a joke.”

      Agreed on this part of your comment but I don’t think he is “mad”, something else is afoot, he clearly understands the situation.

  • Raptar Driver
  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    fire back and let that kiev junta know that any more escalations and provocations will come at a very high cost

  • Smaug

    Why would anyone deliberately start a war with a de facto satellite of Russia? Panic and nukes do not mix well. And this Dombasser is saying all these actions are coming from the Ukrainian side, does that mean that his government has taken no counteraction? I suppose these are predicatable problems when a news agency relies on a single source during wartime.

  • Bulgarian God

    Disguisting russian commies! Go out of Ukraine !

    • Smaug

      Sir, I must warn you that this site is loaded with conspiracy theorists, pro-Russian trolls, and a fake US veteran. They’ll saturate your comment with absurdities by tomarrow.
      Unrelated, we shouldn’t equate Russians with communism. And understand that many Dombassers want to be apart of Russia.

      • Bulgarian God

        donbass terrorists are all commies.