Donbass - weekly news
According to Ivan Prikhodko, the head of the city administration of the town of Gorlovka - on the New Year's Eve, Ukrainian forces opened fire on the village of Zaitsevo, located to the north of Gorlovka. “The shelling lasted for about 40 minutes” - he announced. No data on the injured people or material damage have been reported yet.
A support column of a rail-way bridge was sabotaged in the city of Donetsk. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR. According to the ministry, the incident took place on 1st of January, in the Proletarsky district of Donetsk. Unknown people sabotaged the central reinforced concrete pillar of the railway bridge across the Slavyansk-Donetsk-Mariupol bypass road. There were no injuries, the ministry reported. The traffic on the road was suspended. The emergency repair work was completed at 6:30 am on 2nd January, the ministry added.
The high command of the Ukrainian forces is spreading false information about the alleged violation of the “New Year's truce'' by the militia. Apparently it was done to disrupt the peaceful settlement in Donbass - the head of the press service of the People’s Militia of the DPR Daniel Bezsonov told to reporters. He noted that all units of the DPR "strictly maintain the cease-fire".
Kiev sent several armored vehicles and an anti-aircraft system to the contact line - the weaponry can be used to carry out provocative attacks on the territory of the LPR. “The Ukrainian Forces are still planning a forceful solution to the conflict in Donbas. Near the settlement of Popasnaya our scouts spotted newly arrived enemy armored vehicles: 2 'BMP-1' IFVs, 3 armored scouting vehicles, and an anti-aircraft gun ZU-23-2” - the message of the representative of the LPR says - "We believe that those weapons can be used for provocations against the People's Militia of the LPR during the Christmas truce."
300 Ukrainian UAVs were destroyed by the DPR forces since 2015. This was reported by the press service of the Department of the People’s Militia of the Republic. According to the representative of the department - in 2018 the DPR forces discovered and destroyed more than 50 Ukrainian UAVs.
The Armed Forces of the DPR continue their training on the modern warfare. On one of the training ranges of the Republic, the artillery crews train to use the reconnaissance and fire system, which includes the combination of the artillery pieces, UAVs, communication and control equipment. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.