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Ukraine | Remarkable aggravation in Donbas

The Donetsk People’s Republic’s servicemen repelled the Ukrainian military’s attempt to break through the Republic’s defense line in vicinity of the Spartak industrial zone (north of Donetsk city) on January 10, the Vice-Commander of the Operational Command of the DPR Eduard Basurin said.

Ukraine | Fighting along contact line renewed in Donbas

A heavy fighting erupted on Sunday in vicinity of Debaltsevo as units of the 54th brigade from Ukrainian armed forces attempted an offensive near the settlement of Kalinovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). As a result, ten Ukrainian servicemen were killed more than 20 were wounded, reported the LPR People’s Militia spokesman. According to the spokesman, the offensive was repelled. Two LPR servicemen were wounded and two more are missing.

Ukraine | Ukrainian army subjected rebels controlled territory to massive shellings

Last night the Ukrainian army subjected one of the residential areas of Makeyevka to massive shelling. Makeyevka is a city on the territory of Donetsk People’s Republic. Along with heavy weaponry the Ukrainian fighters used also IFV arms, grenade launchers and small arms. According to all available data from the DPR command, two civilians perished as a result of the bombardment, seven more got wounded, including two children. Chief physician of Interior Ministry hospital Andrei Zhurbin was killed on Gazetny alley, 7, his 6-year old child was wounded (according to other sources, also killed), his wife is in a state of shock. Another civilian was killed as a result of a hit on Stroitelei street, 10. Seven multifamily houses damaged. Some of them got direct hits. Gas supply in the district is disrupted, electric service lines are damaged.

Ukraine | More than 50 thousand Donbass residents visited the farewell ceremony of colonel Pavlov (Motorola)

More than 50, 000 people gathered in central Donetsk to pay last respect to the Donetsk Republic Hero, colonel Arsen Pavlov best known under his call sign Motorola, who was killed on October 16.
The farewell ceremony started at around 10 a.m. local time in the premises of Donetsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the coffin placed in the hall. The head of republic Alexander Zakharchenko and acting Foreign Minister Natalya Nikonorova paid their last tribute before the ceremony.
Police closed traffic on the city central Artyom street to allow the queue of people to say farewell to Pavlov (Motorola).
The funeral procession in memory of the Arsen Pavlov has stretched out for several kilometers. The correspondents estimate around 50 thousand people gathered to pay last tribute to the hero filling the central square and adjoining streets.
The coffin was moved from Donbass Opera premises as public chanted “May the Hero memory last forever”, and carried along the central Artem street with orchestra playing.
The column was headed by the fighters of the DPR Armed forces with Pavlov’s portrait, his awards and an orthodox cross in their hands. They were followed by a truck, the coffin with a body was placed on a gun carriage.
The ceremony shocked Ukrainian nationalists. They thought Pavlov Motorola was an ordinary criminal, but public opinion in Donetsk radically differs from their wrong picture formed by Ukrainian nationalist propaganda.

Ukraine | Military situation in Donetsk is drastically deteriorating as Kiev wages intence shelling

Ukrainian armed forces have broken the latest ceasefire-within-a-ceasefire in Donbass with shelling of the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, reports the DPR envoy to the Minsk-2 ceasefire process, Denis Pushilin.

“We are forced to report a drastic deterioration of the situation in the south of the DPR. Despite the agreements signed in Minsk and the recent decisions on disengagement of forces and weapons withdrawal, the Ukrainian side renewed today its provocations towards DPR,” he said.