Donetsk, Feb 1 – DAN. DPR armed forces will abstain from assault on Kiev positions in Donbass as the Republic is committed to Minsk Agreements, said DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko.

"We follow the agreements and do not attack. Our task is to push Ukraine back into Minsk Agreements. The main task is to prevent it from blaming us for disrupting Minsk Agreements."

The situation along the contact line in the Donetsk People’s Republic has deteriorated dramatically in the last few days. Kiev intensified shelling of DPR territory causing massive damage and civilian casualties, DPR Operations Command said.
On January 31 Republican and Russian journalists came under Kiev’s fire in Donetsk, DAN reporter and Life cameraman were injured.

DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko said that the fighting was ongoing in 50km-long area. The enemy suffered major losses. The order to start the offensive was issued by Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko personally.
The shelling is ongoing. *ot