Ukrainian forces attack southern Donetsk; firefight ongoing

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October 14, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

RIA Novosti – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

Ukrainian security forces have gone on the attack in the south of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The losses of the Ukrainian side have amounted to 5 people killed. This news was reported by journalists by the official representative of the DPR’s Ministry of Defense, Eduard Basurin. 

“Ukrainian units, violating their obligations to maintain a ceasefire from 13:50, have started to attack our positions. After conducting artillery training with the use of 152 mm guns, enemy units went on the attack with a force of up to one company near the residential area of Leninskoe,” the DPR’s defense department’s spokesperson stated.

According to Basurin, the attack is ongoing under the cover of mortar fire, and a fire fight is currently underway. “The preliminary losses of the enemy include one infantry fighting vehicle destroyed, and 5 security officers eliminated,” he reported. 

The defense ministry of the DPR has also demanded that the OSCE take measures to address Ukrainian security forces’ violation of the ceasefire. 

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