Donetsk, Sep 13 — DAN. Ukrainian armed formations have fired some 150 rounds of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic since the beginning of the day causing civilian casualties.

Military situation

Eight DPR settlements came under Ukrainian army fire on Tuesday. The enemy used cannon artillery, tank guns and mortars expending 145 rounds of ammunition. One civilian was wounded in shelling, and another was hurt in the explosion of a PFM-1 anti-personnel mine dropped by Ukrainian gunmen. Ukrainian artillery attacks damaged homes, a school, a boiler house and a bus stop shelter and caused power outages in several districts.

DPR militiamen supported by Russian forces destroyed more than 40 nationalists and three armored personnel carriers over the past 24 hours. Russian Air Force, artillery, and missileers struck temporary accommodation centers of Ukraine’s 95th Air Assault Brigade in the Slavyansk and Konstantinovka areas, 115th Mechanized Brigade outside Artyomovsk, 53rd Mechanized Brigade by Kurdyumovka, enemy troops control centers in the Vesyoloye, Soledar, Zaitsevo and Pavlovka areas and a missile and artillery ammunition dump by Novopol.

Humanitarian situation

Russia will supply to the DPR vaccines against COVID-19, flu and other infections in the near future. DPR Prime Minister Vitaly Khotsenko and Russian Healthcare Minister Mikhail Murashko discussed medical examination of children at a meeting on Tuesday.

The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment passed public utility vehicles and garbage containers to the DPR. Overall, 48 vehicles have been handed over; all of them are intended for Mariupol.

Some 50 children from the frontline Gorlovka have left for Russia’s Kemerovo region for recreation. They will stay in the Winter Fairy Tale recreation center. The region has arranged recreation for 500 Gorlovka children this year.

Kirovskoye officials said that Yakutia planned to repair seven pre-school centers, the town park and the stadium. At present, Yakutia specialists are rebuilding 31 facilities.

Mariupol unveiled the kindergarten rebuilt with Russian assistance. Specialists from Russia’s Tula region fully repaired its service lines, roof and frontage. The kindergarten offers some 200 places for children. It is the fifth pre-school education center opened in the maritime city after the end of fighting.

Other news

Russian actor and director Ivan Okholobystin has gathered material for a documentary about Donbass. Okhlobystin has been staying in the DPR for more than a week. He visited several settlements and met with DPR officials. At a meeting with journalists he said that the new film is focused on residents of the region who the actor says have remained merciful despite years of fighting and hardships.

Russian and DPR specialists are examining industrial facilities which are potentially hazardous for the environment and population. They have already inspected the Azovstal works, Gorlovka chemical plant and Verkhnekalmiusskaya Water Treatment Plant.

DPR farmers have harvested crops on some 50 percent of vegetable fields bringing in more than 800 tons of products including 273 tons of tomatoes, 169 tons of cucumbers and 159 tons of sweet pepper. 

The DPR Foreign Ministry said that the winner of the contest of sketches for the monument to killed Donbass children would be chosen by public voting. Sketches for competitive selection can be sent till November 1.


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