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Donetsk: shelling and provocation


At dawn on June 3, many residents of Donetsk did not sleep - it was noisy and disturbing. From the north and west - from the "dill" - artillery worked.

In the morning trolley, passengers were worried. In the conversations, the words sounded: “The war began again” (although, of course, it did not stop, but the people meant its intensification). People called relatives living on the outskirts, asked whether everything is in order.

Because of the shelling, some public transport routes were canceled or shortened. “My passport burned down during the bombing,” complained a man who did not know how to get to his area now, where buses do not go, and only those who have a local residence permit are allowed.

Usually ukrovoyaki began their shelling in the evening, but this time they changed themselves. After the morning attack for a while, everything was quiet. However, around two o'clock in the afternoon powerful salvos were heard again. Passers-by (in the Kievsky district of the city) were alerted: “This is closer than usual. This has not happened for a long time. ”

Indeed, as it turned out, hits in residential buildings were recorded less than a kilometer away - on Politboytsov Street. There are wounded.

In addition, "ukropovskie" shells landed on the market "Falcon" in the neighborhood Tekstilshchik. There are already quite a few people there, already for a long time, but still there were no victims. The market is almost completely burned out. But especially got the Petrovsky district. Gorlovka and the village of Shyrokino were also subjected to shelling.

According to official figures, 90 people suffered as a result of the shelling. At least 19 - and military DPR, and civilians died. Doctors are sounding the alarm: there is a catastrophic lack of donor blood.

In four microdistricts the plumbing was seriously damaged. In addition, due to falling into the transformer substation, television was broken.

The miners of two mines, named after Zasyadko and named after Skochinsky, were in grave danger. As a result of damage to power facilities, these mines were de-energized, and about 600 people remained underground, where they stayed for several hours. All these long hours, their relatives did not find a place for themselves - to the general concern this was also added. Fortunately, rescuers managed to extract workers from the dungeon at the mine to them. Skorchinsky, and electricity mine them. Zasyadko restored. All the miners, thank God and the rescuers, are alive.

Of course, such a powerful shelling could not remain completely unanswered - otherwise there could have been even more casualties among the Donetsk residents. Firstly, even the Minsk agreements imply a response to such attacks. Secondly, unlike the Ukrop punishers, who use the large-caliber guns strictly forbidden by Minsk, the Donbass defenders have 80-mm mortars allowed by the same agreements.

Further, the message that caused euphoria in the ranks of supporters of Novorossiya was rapidly spreading, that the DPR troops occupied the village of Marinka. There really were fights in this area, but everything turned out to be not so simple at all.

In the leading media, including the Western ones, there were immediately reports that the DPR allegedly “violated the Minsk agreements”. The threats fell, of course, against Russia - Washington even began to intimidate by increasing sanctions. Prior to that, neither in Europe nor overseas simply “saw” numerous violations of the Minsk truce by the troops of the Kiev junta. They "did not hear", in particular, neither the shelling of Donetsk 29 in May, when there were graduation parties, nor in the International Children's Day 1 in June, when the little town was spoiled by a holiday. But the moaning of the “dill” offended by the counterstrokes was immediately heard and picked up.

The Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces of the DPR, Eduard Basurin, made a special emergency statement in which he laid the blame for the deterioration of the situation on the Kiev side. He stated that during the last weeks the DPR was constantly saying that Kiev was pushing heavy artillery and armored vehicles, as well as activating sabotage groups. All this information was transmitted to the OSCE monitors, but there was no proper reaction.

“Little victory” in the Donbass to decorate tomorrow's Poroshenko’s performance in the Rada Kiev failed. This victory was to take place in the area of ​​Marinka. In the first half of the day, our reconnaissance recorded an unusual revival there in the positions of the enemy. Then the Ukrainian security forces from positions in the neighboring Krasnogorovka first opened fire on our positions, and then on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Marinka. Allegedly, in response to these attacks, Ukrainian artillery in the controlled part of Marinka opened massive artillery fire on our positions on the outskirts of Donetsk. Soon, she was joined by the artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Krasnogorovka. As a result, the positions of our armed forces on the outskirts of Donetsk found themselves under cross artillery fire. There is no doubt that Kiev’s advance planning for this provocation, ”said Basurin.

He also voiced the possible goals of such provocative actions — Kiev’s concentration of armored vehicles and artillery pieces prohibited by the Minsk agreements to prepare even more ambitious provocations in the future or directly for the assault on Donetsk.

The General Staff of Ukraine does not hide that it was used against the defenders of the DPR weapon, expressly prohibited by the Minsk Treaty. Allegedly, this was done to "stop the enemy offensive." “The Ukrainian command, having warned all international partners, was forced to use artillery, which had previously been located in certain areas of the Minsk agreements in the rear,” the Ukrainian General Staff said.

That is, these same “international partners” knew perfectly well who exactly was using the forbidden heavy artillery. But all the "bumps" again fell on the head of the residents of Donbass, as well as to Moscow. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf cynically said: "Russia is directly responsible for what is happening."

Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov reasonably replied that the exacerbation of the situation is connected with the “provocative actions of the Ukrainian military.” He also expressed concern about the "continued shelling of settlements in the Donbass, with the death of people and children."

While this war is going on on the diplomatic front, residents of Donetsk and other cities of the Republic are waiting for new tests from the ongoing real war.

(Especially for the "Military Review")

In the photo - a house in the Kiev district of Donetsk, damaged by previous shelling.

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  1. hedgehog in the fog
    hedgehog in the fog 4 June 2015 06: 30
    began to push, push to the end, and then again, in Minsk, negotiations, and dill re-equipped and pulled up Americans, it will be even more difficult .. sad
  2. samarin1969
    samarin1969 4 June 2015 06: 56
    The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov reasonably (?!) Replied that the aggravation of the situation was connected with “provocative actions of the Ukrainian military”. He also expressed concern about "the continuing shelling of settlements in the Donbass, with the death of people and children." - It seems that the Guarantor's mouth was closed ... It is convenient for the Kremlin to see only "provocative actions" .... even yesterday's sharp speech by Lavrov was replaced by "psaki-peskovskaya" "concern" ...
    1. bolat19640303
      bolat19640303 4 June 2015 08: 26
      Surprising, or rather, not surprising, is the reaction of the EU and the USA to the provocations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Shelling APU do not see and do not want to see. However, the response of the militia, designed to stop shelling of civilians and to throw the APU away from Donetsk, again immediately blame the Russian Federation for threatening additional sanctions. Who benefits from the war in eastern Ukraine? The answer is obvious.
  3. dima-fesko
    dima-fesko 4 June 2015 07: 00
    A well-played provocation, both militarily and informationally. To be honest, I myself bought into "Marinka". In addition, the "fake" about an urgent meeting of the Federation Council on the situation in Ukraine worked great. The "share" was differentiated.
  4. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 4 June 2015 07: 11
    Dill will not calm down, the State Department’s and European opponents’ harps will only listen to them, the sanctions will continue despite all the words and arguments on our part. Therefore, in order to stop this dill outrage, it is necessary to quickly dump the Ukrobanderaites into the garbage pit of history and clean up the territory of New Russia. There is no other option.
  5. NEXUS
    NEXUS 4 June 2015 07: 35
    Everything should be looked at in dynamics. It's too early to say that all this was and will be. The coming days will give answers to many questions. But my opinion is that this is far from a provocation.
  6. pexotinec
    pexotinec 4 June 2015 08: 16
    I am ohher ... now Russia is also responsible for the Kuev shootings according to this lady. Where the world is heading. We probably will never get rid of such idiots.
  7. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 4 June 2015 08: 38
    Think about this phrase ... Because of the shelling of Debaltseve, the OSCE cannot get into Debaltseve in order to record whether there are shellings or not.
  8. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 4 June 2015 11: 32
    a new round ......... when will the Ukrainians calm down? never seem to push to the end!
  9. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 4 June 2015 11: 44
    I didn’t understand anything about Maryinka. The offensive was conducted there yesterday, the battles were stubborn, several videos were already laid out - what did the author of the article want to say on this subject ?!
    1. elenagromova
      4 June 2015 18: 32
      Basurin said everything. Dill opened fire on their own, and on ours. Provocation. In order to blame the DNI
  10. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 4 June 2015 11: 50
    As expected, the junta does not want a peaceful solution.
    They will continue to do the same. Namely, to continue to kill and maim civilians (children, women, old people).
    By the way, it continues to amaze still the fact that in the urban centers of the LDNR type, street lighting is still not turned off even during shelling. Also, civilians continue to ignore the rules of blackout in residential buildings in the dark. If these elementary safety rules, it could save many lives.

    During the Second World War there was such a poster. Today it has not lost its relevance.

    Well, well-established civil service units and military commandant's offices in urban centers, with appropriate measures, are also extremely necessary.
  11. Baloo
    Baloo 4 June 2015 14: 15
    From a neighboring branch:
    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law today that allows foreign troops to be invited to the territory of the country for peacekeeping operations. At the same time, the Rada banned the contingents of countries that “unleash armed aggression” from participating in peacekeeping operations. This excludes the introduction of peacekeepers from Russia to Ukraine.
    The time for the deployment of foreign units, which was still regulated by the agreements on the conduct of exercises and was limited, has now been expanded by the deputies with the phrase "to achieve the purpose of the stay." Accordingly, amendments were made to the rules governing the use of Ukrainian infrastructure by foreign military personnel.

    Recall that the LPR and the DPR previously stated that they would not allow any peacekeeping forces other than Russian forces on the controlled territory.

    Good luck to the militias.
  12. Baloo
    Baloo 4 June 2015 16: 13
    From a neighboring branch:
    The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine found an original way to replenish army ranks.
    During the “Equality March” of sexual minorities in Kiev on June 6, gay men can receive subpoenas for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This was reported by a representative of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev. According to V. Seleznev, representatives of the commissariats can come to the “March of Equality” and present subpoenas to the Armed Forces of Ukraine to activists of the LGBT community. “According to the law, summons can be awarded anywhere. The decision on the method of notifying citizens of Ukraine is made by local authorities together with military commissariats, ”he explained.
    Indeed, now in Ukraine, summonses are handed out anywhere, just to be able to catch the conscript.
    Of course, a special form is needed, which includes elements of gay culture with its own symbols, in the style of gay military. A battalion dressed in strict military thongs or combat tights under the banner of the color of the rainbow will surely cause strong feelings in the enemy.
    But the most important thing is that LGBT battalions should be led by experienced combat commanders. Perhaps the most worthy candidate capable of leading the first gay battalion of Ukraine is such a famous warrior as Dmitry Yarosh, and Semen Semenchenko is quite suitable as his deputy.
    Subject to these conditions, Brussels will certainly appreciate the sincerity of the Ukrainian desire for Europe

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