On 1st of February, on 21:30, a shelling of the village of Staromikhailovka, near the city of Donetsk, took place. Ukrainian troops fired at the settlement from BMP-2 autocannons. More than 10 houses, located on neighboring streets at a distance of more than 2 kilometers away from the positions of the Ukrainian troops were damaged. The residential buildings are located deep in the village. There are no military objects around them. The meaning of the shelling appears to be terroristic. Armor-piercing shells pierced the walls and windows of the residential buildings. Thankfully there were no victims.
«On 29th of January, 54th brigade of the Ukrainian army used 120-mm mortars to shell a road intersection, located on the southern edge of one of the so-called »zones of withdrawal», near the settlement of Zolotoe. The villagers from Pervomaisk, Molodyozhnii and Zolotoe-5 use that road intersection to travel between the settlements. The Ukrainian troops are taking an advantage of their absolute impunity. They aren’t even trying to hide the fact of the shelling. They published a footage of the shelling taken from a UAV. Once again, they openly disregard their Minsk obligations” — said Lieutenant-Colonel Andrei Marochko, the official representative of the People’s Militia of the LPR. He confirmed that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission did mention the shelling in their reports, as well as the caliber of the weapons, used by Ukraine.
Ukrainian troops are still showing their complete disregard of the Minsk agreements. The settlement of Zolotoi-5 was shelled once again. The locals say that such shelling happens all the time.
Ukrainian troops damaged a truck, delivering coal to the settlements located near the contact line. The delivery was made in coordination with the International Red Cross. This was reported by the representatives of the LPR in the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire. «On 6th of February, 2019, at 15:10, in the area between the settlements of Donetskii and Golubovskoye, the Ukrainian troops fired an ATGM »Stugna-P» at a ZIL-130 truck. The truck was carrying coal by a request, previously agreed with the International Red Cross, on 30th of January, 2019 «- the statement said.
The servicemen of the People’s Militia of the DPR, stationed at the front lines near the town of Dokuchaevsk, said that the situation is more or less calm. The Ukrainian troops open fire at day and night, but only during foggy weather. They shoot aimlessly, so the majority of their bullets and shells hit the village of Yasnoe.
On Tuesday, 5th of February, the international volunteer group «Moscow-Donbass» gave humanitarian aid to a medical company of the DPR’s people’s militia. The aid consisted of: fume hoods, couches, carts for the delivery of the medicaments, and the X-ray lamps that the combat medics needed the most. The aid won’t stop there. In the future, all the urgent medical needs will be replenished by the common efforts.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.