August 25, 2016 – Fort Russ News –
– RusVesna – translated by J. Arnoldski –
Russian Spring is publishing the following emergency statement by Deputy Commander of the Operational Command of the DPR Eduard Basurin.
The enemy has intensified its operations in the Avdeevka district.
According to obtained information, the UAF’s command is planning to capture Yasinovataya tonight and clear out our units.
This is confirmed by intelligence reports. At 20:00, several columns of personnel and armored vehicles moving in the direction of Avdeevka were recorded, and information has been received on the concentration of artillery units in the districts of Lastochkino, Verkhnetoretsk, Novobakhmutovka, Ocheretino, and Orlovka, in which, by a general count, there is no less than one howitzer division and two self-propelled howitzer batteries.
Anti-air defense means have recorded enemy UAV flights. Over the past 24 hours, the enemy’s sabotage and reconnaissance groups have attempted to enter the territory of the DPR in the above-mentioned direction.
We appeal to the OSCE and international human rights organizations to put pressure on the Ukrainian leadership and force it to comply with the obligations it took upon itself according to the Minsk Agreements. In turn, we reserve the right to adequately respond to any actions of the Ukrainian army and will not allow the enemy onto our land!