Donetsk, Oct 5 – DAN. DPR started a new stage of military tactical exercises in Republic's southern back areas, said deputy commander of DPR Operations Command Colonel Eduard Basurin.

"Our troops continue military exercises. Today our forces conducted a combined bridgehead seizure and river crossing for further assault with reserve engagement," he explained.

According to the Command, military attaché at Embassy of the USA to Ukraine colonel Paul Schmitt arrived in Ukraine's tactical operational command "Mariupol" area of responsibility to analyze the ongoing DPR drills.