Ukrainian Army attempts breakthrough in Debaltsevo


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
10th November, 2015



Ukrainian security officials this morning attempted to break into the People’s Republic of Donetsk (DNR) controlled area of ​​Debaltsevo. This was announced by the mayor Alexei Granovsky.

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“In the morning there was a violation of the UAF, which lasted about an hour, with them trying to breakthrough. I have just been handed the information, today we will find out exact details,” – Donetsk news agency quoted him as saying. According to him, Ukrainian law enforcers used “heavy and small arms.” Granovsky said that data on civilian casualties and destruction of housing has not yet been reported.

Ukrainian security forces fired on the northern outskirts of Donetsk region and the airport with mortars for nine hours, a source in the security agencies of the proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk previously reported. Houses in the village have been affected by the prolonged fighting in the airport of Donetsk.

“Ukrainian security forces opened fire on the territory of Donetsk airport at about 21:00. After some time, I found myself under fire at the “Volvo Center”. The shelling of these areas occurred at around 6:00,” – said the source. According to him, security forces used  82 and 120 mm mortars .

At this moment there is no information on casualties.

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