Ukrainian forces attack southern Donetsk; firefight ongoing

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October 14, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

RIA Novosti – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

Ukrainian security forces have gone on the attack in the south of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The losses of the Ukrainian side have amounted to 5 people killed. This news was reported by journalists by the official representative of the DPR’s Ministry of Defense, Eduard Basurin. 

“Ukrainian units, violating their obligations to maintain a ceasefire from 13:50, have started to attack our positions. After conducting artillery training with the use of 152 mm guns, enemy units went on the attack with a force of up to one company near the residential area of Leninskoe,” the DPR’s defense department’s spokesperson stated.

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According to Basurin, the attack is ongoing under the cover of mortar fire, and a fire fight is currently underway. “The preliminary losses of the enemy include one infantry fighting vehicle destroyed, and 5 security officers eliminated,” he reported. 

The defense ministry of the DPR has also demanded that the OSCE take measures to address Ukrainian security forces’ violation of the ceasefire. 

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