Breaking News: Peski liberated.
Translated from Russian by J.Hawk
The militiamen have liberated Peski, a village in the Yasinovatsk
region of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Occupiers are on the run. DPR flag has
been hoisted in the center of Peski. Zakharchenko is confirming that DPR army
has gone on a counter-offensive, whose objectives include Avdeyevka.
Translator’s Note: On the graphic above, Peski are the small town next to the blue arrows, in the immediate vicinity of the Donetsk airport, while Avdeyevka is indicated by the flames toward the top of the photograph. It would seem Zakharchenko’s army is not only interested in securing the airport, but also making sure the Ukrainian military is deprived of jumping off points for an offensive against the city of Donetsk and of artillery positions from which Donetsk can be shelled.