Ukrainian forces fire mortars at Donetsk airport as Contact Group meets for talks
18:05, October 15, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 15 – DAN. The Kiev army delivered a massive mortar strike at northern Donetsk, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Tuesday. “The Donetsk airport area and the Spartak and Zhabichevo neighbourhoods in the vicinity came under fire. More than 50 82mm mortar rounds were […]

Ukrainian serviceman fires assault rifle at colleagues, fatalities reported – DPR militia
15:19, October 15, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 15 – DAN. Two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and one has been wounded in a hazing incident near the Shirokino village east of Mariupol, the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service reported on Tuesday. “The incident occurred at Ukrainian army positions in the Shirokino village area as 36th Brigade serviceman Prokopenko […]

Ukraine begins to strengthen positions, mass hardware by Petrovskoye disengagement zone – DPR militia
10:52, October 15, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 15 – DAN. Ukrainian forces are strengthening fortifications and continue to mine the area near the Bogdanovka-Petrovskoye disengagement zone, the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service reported on Tuesday. “Ukrainian armed formations have been actively repairing and strengthening a well-organised defensive position on the eastern edge of the disengagement zone; four armoured […]

Ukrainian forces fire 229 rounds at DPR over 24 hours, damage recorded – JCCC
10:32, October 15, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 15 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 22 times over the past 24 hours, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Tuesday. “Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 22 times expending 229 rounds of ammunition,” the report said. […]

DPR Head appoints Khalepa new acting Minister of Communications
20:30, October 14, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 14 – DAN. The DPR Head Denis Pushilin has dismissed the Minister of Communications Viktor Yatsenko and appointed Igor Khalepa Acting Minister of Communications. The decree No.304 on the new appointment is published at the DPR Head official website. Khalepa was a director of the department of control over telecommunications infrastructure of the […]

Ukrainian army shells DPR south with 125 mm shells
18:04, October 14, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 14 – DAN. Ukrainian army targeted Sakhanka with 125 mm rounds today, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. “Ukrainian armed formations shelled Sakhanka at 4.40 p.m. firing six rounds of 125 mm caliber,” the report reads. Earlier the enemy targeted Bezymennoye firing a 120-mm mortar round. […]

DPR forces down Ukrainian reconnaissance UAV
14:29, October 14, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 14 – DAN. DPR People’s Militia has downed a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle over the DPR south, the Defense said. “DPR Air Defense is successfully protecting the Republic against air threats. Professional actions of our defenders resulted in destruction of an UAV (Leleka type) on a reconnaissance mission of Ukrainian 36th brigade”. Over […]

Kiev forces violate ceasefire 150 times in a week
12:51, October 14, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 14 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 150 times this week, firing nine tons of rounds, said DPR People’s Militia Mission to the JCCC. “Over the week, from October 7 to O tober 14, 150 ceasefire violations were recorded. DPR towns were targeted with 1,429 rounds with the total weight of 9.2 […]

DPR to compensate Ukrainian debt to Voda Donbassa staff with 350 mln rub total worth
12:14, October 14, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 14 – DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic government is planning to pay the Ukrainian debts to Voda Donbassa water company employees worth 354 mln rubles total, said the minister of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities Minister Sergey Naumets on Wednesday. “As for the debt of the Voda Donbassa to its employees, a […]

Kiev forces violate ceasefire 26 times in 24 hours, firing more than 200 shells
10:57, October 14, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 14 – DAN. Kiev forces violated the ceasefire 26 times within 24 hours firing more than 200 shells at the DPR territory, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov. “The number of ceasefire violations recorded in the past 24 hours is 26. The total number of […]

DPR, LPR to seek new disengagement date at Minsk talks – Nikonorova
14:19, October 11, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 11 – DAN. Ukrainian unilateral actions in disengagement areas  shall be considered provocations to derail negotiations efforts, said DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova. “We are going to raise the issue of coordinating a new date for disengagement at the Minsk talks. The key factor is synchronicity and harmonization of the disengagement. Any actions […]

Kiev derails third attempt in a row to renew disengagement in Petrovskoye
13:08, October 11, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 11 – DAN. The Ukrainian side has derailed the third attempt to renew disengagement in the Zolotoye area, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov. “Today was the final day for practical measures in accordance with the plan on disengagement. (The measures) have not transpired meaning […]

DPR reps in Petrovskoye fire white signal flare trying to begin pull-back of forces
12:23, October 11, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 11 – DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic service members who arrived in the Petrovskoye area for the third attempt to disengage forces and hardware, as envisioned by the Minsk Agreements, fired a white flare to confirm their readiness to withdraw forces. On October 9 and 10 DPR attempted to begin the renewal of disengagement, […]

Zelensky’s statements show he has no idea what Minsk Agreements are – Pushilin
11:43, October 11, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 11 – DAN. Kiev’s speculations on plans A and B concerning Donbass have nothing to do with the Minsk Agreements, said DPR Head Denis Pushilin. “We are hearing from Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, as earlier from ex-president Petr Poroshenko, that they are interested in border (control) only, though this issue is covered in […]

Kiev forces violate ceasefire 12 times in 24 hours, target 9 townships
11:06, October 11, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 11 – DAN. Kiev forces violated the ceasefire 29 times within 24 hours firing almost 400 shells at the DPR territory, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov. “The number of ceasefire violations recorded in the past 24 hours is 29. The total number of rounds […]

Civilian seriously wounded as Ukrainian forces shell northern Gorlovka
18:53, October 10, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 10 – DAN. A civilian in the Zaitsevo neighbourhood in northern Gorlovka was seriously wounded in shelling by Ukrainian forces, town administration head Ivan Prikhodko said on Thursday. “Zaitsevo has come under fire; a civilian has been seriously wounded,” Prikhodko said adding that the incident had occurred in Krasnykh Partizan Street. Earlier reports […]

Friday is Kiev’s last opportunity to begin disengagement in Petrovskoye, Zolotoye – Nikonorova
16:40, October 10, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 10 – DAN. The last attempt to resume the disengagement of forces and hardware at the Petrovskoye-Bogdanovka and Zolotoye pilot areas will be made on October 11, Donetsk People’s Republic envoy to the Minsk talks, the Republic’s Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said on Thursday. “Tomorrow is the last opportunity to eliminate violations,” Nikonorova […]

DPR gives Kiev time till 16:00 to confirm readiness for Petrovskoye disengagement
15:02, October 10, 2019

Petrovskoye, Oct 10 – DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic on Thursday gave Ukraine time till 16:00 to confirm its readiness to begin the elimination of violations in the Petrovskoye disengagement area, head of the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Ruslan Yakubov said. “I believe we’ll wait till 16:00; waiting any […]

Ukraine ignores DPR white flare signal in Petrovskoye
13:50, October 10, 2019

Petrovskoye, Oct 10 (DAN) – Kiev forces as of now have not fired a white flare in response to the Donetsk People’s Republic militia’s signal of its readiness to resume the disengagement of troops in Petrovskoye. Under the plan, the parties, before beginning to eliminate violations in the Petrovskoye-Bogdanovka disengagement area, have to confirm their […]

Night was peaceful in Petrovskoye area outside Donetsk – JCCC
11:16, October 10, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 10 – DAN. The night in the disengagement zone in the Petrovskoye village area south of Donetsk passed without shooting, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday. “The night in the Petrovskoye disengagement zone was peaceful. The ceasefire held in […]

Ukrainian forces violate ceasefire 21 times over 24 hours, fire 120 rounds at DPR – JCCC
10:30, October 10, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 10 – DAN. Ukrainian army units violated the ceasefire 21 times over the past 24 hours firing some 120 rounds of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic territory, head of the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Ruslan Yakubov said on Thursday. “Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces […]

OSCE reps thank DPR for patience as Kiev protracts disengagement renewal
17:14, October 09, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 9 – DAN. The OSCE SMM has thanked Donetsk representatives for their patience on the Petrovskoye renewed disengagement process and promised to inform the international community on the situation in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye zones, DAN correspondent reports. “We should document your full readiness to fulfill agreements and signaling it with a flare fired. […]

Kiev jeopardizes the Normandy Four summit plans – Nikonorova
16:56, October 09, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 9 – DAN. Ukraine has deteriorated the situation in Donbass and jeopardized the Normandy Four summit plans by its failure to renew the disengagement of force, said DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova. Today the Ukrainian side has derailed the plan on renewal of disengagement of forces in the Petrovskoye area. The LPR reported […]

Ukraine fails renewal of disengagement of forces in the Petrovskoye area
16:24, October 09, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 9 – DAN. The Ukrainian side has derailed the plan on renewal of disengagement of forces in the Petrovskoye area, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov. “Today, October 9, Ukrainian armed formations derailed the plan on the renewal of disengagement of forces in the Petrovskoye […]

Russian Investigative Committee launches 6 criminal cases following DPR shelling incidents
11:48, October 09, 2019

Donetsk, Oct 9 – DAN. Russian Investigative Committee has launched six criminal investigations into DPR shelling incidents, a statement published on its website says. Kiev forces shelled civilian infrastructure in Donetsk, Gorlovka, Kominternovo from September 19 to October 3, injuring five civilians. “Ukrainian troops keep ignoring earlier agreements on ceasefire … Following the abovementioned facts […]