Donetsk, Aug 11 — DAN. Five civilians including two children have been hurt in Kiev armed aggression against the Donetsk People’s Republic since Thursday morning. 

Military situation

Ukrainian forces opened fire at the Donetsk People’s Republic right after midnight. Missile and cannon artillery expended more than 320 rounds of ammunition. Ukrainian armed formations targeted 14 settlements including Donetsk, Makeyevka, Gorlovka and Yasinovataya. At least four civilians were wounded including a 12-year-old child, and a 15-year-old child was wounded in a “Lepestok” anti-personnel mine explosion.

Artillery attacks damaged eight houses, a construction materials plant, an auto repair center and infrastructure facilities. New remote mining cases have been recorded in Donetsk’s Kirovsky and Kievsky districts (Sobinov, Marshak, Delegatskaya Streetы), Vesyoloye village and Zaitsevo settlement (Dybenko Street). “Union” Donetsk TV channel reporters came under fire in the Yelenovka area.

At 8:28, local time, rescuers extinguished the fire at the Donetsk brewery which had started after a Ukrainian artillery attack. Updated reports said one company employee had been killed and another three had been wounded. DPR Emergencies Ministry said that the ammonia emissions in the area were within the norm.

Success at the front: DPR and LPR militia units reported that 85 Ukrainian gunmen had been killed and 18 pieces of enemy hardware had been destroyed; Russian forces destroyed an S-300 guidance radar outside Kramatorsk, eight “Grad” MLRS, “Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer and D-30 towed howitzer platoons west of Donetsk and Gorlovka, 20 battalion and brigade control centers in the occupied territory of the DPR and Trudovoye settlement in the Zaporozhye region on the border with the DPR, as well as eight ammunition dumps.

Mass desertion of Ukrainian nationalists from their positions on the Artyomovsk and Avdeyevka axes was recorded where Ukrainian gunmen had suffered considerable losses.   More than half of the personnel of Ukrainian armed formations’ 14th and 66th mechanized brigades were killed over 24 hours.

Humanitarian situation

The DPR government has marked the first houses in Mariupol for demolition; the work is due to start shortly. Municipal authorities are currently setting up commissions on compensations to tenants. Applications for compensation can be submitted starting Friday, August 12.

The Verkhnekalmiusskaya Water Treatment Plant which supplies water to Donetsk, Makeyevka and Yasinovataya has resumed operation. It went offline in the evening of August 9 because of artillery attacks.

The Russian Ministry of Construction is setting up two centers in the DPR which will train civil engineering specialists and help them find jobs.  The Ministry’s RosKapStroi enterprise has signed cooperation agreements with the Mariupol-based civil engineering college and the Donetsk college of architecture and construction technology.

The Republic has registered 594 agribusinesses in liberated areas. The Volnovakha, Volodarsky and Pershotravenevy districts are the leaders in terms of the number of farms.

Russian specialists have begun to repair the Slavyansk-Donetsk-Mariupol road. Some 30 specialists and 20 units of equipment are currently working near the Kalchik village. Some 35,000 square meters of asphalt have been laid. Repairs of the whole road are in plans.

DPR Emergencies Ministry engineers have rendered harmless some 19,000 Ukrainian “Lepestok” anti-personnel mines.


Russia plans to supply 100 ambulances to the DPR by yearend.

The central hospital in Zhdanovka is preparing to repair the photofluorography room where modern equipment will be installed. Starting August 15, citizens will be able to do fluorography examination in hospitals of Yenakiyevo, Kirovskoye and Khartsyzsk.

The Mariupol intensive therapy hospital has received a batch of medications which was delivered by “United Russia” Party deputy Dmitry Khubezov. The cargo including antibiotics, heart disease drugs and sugar-lowering drugs for intensive care patients. Khubezov said that the “United Russia” will continue to evacuate patients in serious condition to Russia for treatment.


The report is based on Donetsk News Agency original stories and information supplied by the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination, the Territorial Defense Headquarters, dedicated ministries and local authorities.*jk