Donbass Frontline Roundup – April 28, 2016


April 28, 2016 – 

Elena Latysheva, Novorossia – 

Translated by J. Arnoldski 

April 27, 2016 is yet another date which will remain with us forever. On this day, one of the horrific events of this spring took place: the shelling of peaceful civilians at the block post near Elenovka. The mortar fire from the UAF killed an expectant mother, a pregnant woman whose infant was not lucky enough to ever see the world. Before the shelling, the territory was scanned by a UAF drone, which proves that this war crime was premeditated. 

According to DPR intelligence, the shelling of the Elenovka checkpoint was done by the 14th Brigade of the UAF, headed by Zhakun. The shelling was adjusted by Major Titarenko. The order for the bombardment was given by Colonel Parshikov. The names of these “heroes” should be remembered…Our grandchildren should always remember Brigade Commander Zhakun, the child-murderer. 

Houses and power lines were also hit in Elenovka. Currently, power supply is being restored by the efforts of the DPR municipal services. The military block point at Elenovka is current closed.

Yet everything did not stop at Elenovka. Dokuchaevsk, Yasinovataya, Zaytsevo, Sakhanka, and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk have also been subjected to the punishers’ shelling. Last night, shells fell and hit the highway in the Berezov and Dokuchaevsky districts. 

In Donetsk, a boarding school was hit, the target of the punishers’ being children and staff. Fortunately, there are no victims, but the fear and psychological trauma of children will never be accepted in reports. 

In Northern Donetsk, the village of Spartak and the airport were fired at. The outskirts of Yasinovataya were also shelled. 

Firefights are ongoing near Marinka as the punishers are shelling Aleksandrovka. Near Gorlovka, the UAF has employed phosphorous weapons prohibited by international conventions, as it’s said, for the first time in a year and half. Zaytsevo village was once again shelled. 

The UAF has not calmed down at all since the time of the Debaltsevo cauldron, and has not let go of Logvinovo, where once again mortar fire has been directed at the positions of the DPR army. 

At the Avdeevka positions of the UAF, however, the long-awaited “payback” from the army of the DPR has been delivered. 

In the south of the republic, Novokomarevka, Kominternovo, and Sakhanka have been shot at. 

In the Shirokino district, the UAF repeatedly opened fire from mortars and tanks during the inspection of positions by Russian officers and the Joint Center for Coordination and Control. There have been no victims, however. 

According to official data, the territory of the DPR has last been shelled 147 times, as a result of which the ceasefire has been violated 16 times. 

The territory of the LPR has been shelled 4 times by the punishers. Fire was directed at Lozovo, Sanzharovka, and the village of Krasny Liman. One LPR serviceman was wounded. 

One of the presumed objectives of the UAF is preventing the reopening of the Lugansk Station checkpoint. 

Military units formed out of Crimean Tatars have been deployed to LPR territory. The units were formed and based out of Kherson region. 

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