Kiev Tanks Attack Donetsk Airport, Repulsed

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April 12th, 2015

By Arthur Zavgorodniy, for Vesti Latvia – translated by Joaquin Flores

Ukrainian security force tanks attempted to break through the DPR defenses at Donetsk airport,  Deputy Commander of the Defense Ministry of the DPR, Edward Basurin, told reporters.

“Last night near the village Zhobunki, located in the vicinity of the airport, tanks tried to break the line ” – confirmed the commander.

 

Earlier it had been reported that the village of Zhobunki was attacked at night by Ukrainian infantry, which was successfully repulsed the militia.

 

Basurin noted that there are numerous documented cases of attacks on the territory of the DPR from guns of Ukrainian tanks. “In the whole day, Ukrainian tanks let off more than 98 shots.”

 

“The towns of Shirokino and Spartak were shelled the most “, said the representative of the Ministry of Defense.

 

“I recorded that the provocation was made by regular forces”, said Basurin.  ” We made this conclusion from the statement of the Ukrainian side, which states that they have replaced the “volunteer” battalions with regular forces of the Ukrainian army. “

 

Earlier today, the DPR Ministry of Defense noted an increase in the intensity of provocation from the Ukrainian security forces at the line of contact (ceasefire line), including attacks and attempts to break through.

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