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Monday, 4 May 2015

DNR MChS sez Foreign Forensics Experts Collected 2,500 Fragments of Human Remains at MH17 Crash Site

00 mh17 crash. dnr. donetsk pr. 04.05.15

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Today, at a media briefing in Donetsk, DNR MChS Minister Aleksei Kostrubitsky said, “From 16 to 28 April, a number of our teams were at the Flight MH17 crash site to search for wreckage and personal effects. We completely combed over the main places where the plane crashed, collecting 17.5 tonnes of aircraft wreckage and about 2,500 fragments of human remains… especially bones and hair. The crash site is now clear; it’s as if there wasn’t an accident there”. DNR MChS personnel worked with forensics experts from Malaysia and the Netherlands to search for aircraft wreckage, personal belongings, and human remains. Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people onboard.

4 May 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/za-vremya-rabot-na-meste-krusheniya-boinga-sobrano-25-tys-fragmentov-chelovecheskix-ostankov-mchs.html

Letter of DNR Chairman A V Zakharchenko to Veterans on the 70th Anniversary of the Great Victory in the VOV

00 Minsk Museum of the VOV. Victory Day. 06.12

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OFFICIAL

My dear compatriots!

Veterans of the Great Patriotic War!

Dear and beloved defenders and liberators!

With all my heart, I greet you on the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory! For all of us, 9 May is truly a great holiday. This day is a symbol of our heroic history, an icon of martial valour, and an exemplification of unparalleled courage. In those far-off days of 1941, you were as one, shoulder-to-shoulder; you took up arms, defended our Motherland, and cleansed the world of the fascist filth, to win the victory in the most terrible war in human history. Many of you defeated the enemy in bloody battles at Stalingrad, Kursk, and Saur-Mogila. Without stopping your onslaught, you stormed Berlin… our foe’s stronghold, and wrote on the wall… “The ruins of the Reichstag… that’s it!”

You fought and shed your blood for peace in our homes, so that we, your children and grandchildren, would never know the bitterness of war. Unfortunately, today’s holiday is one with tears in our eyes. Today, as 70 years ago, the enemy once again stalks our land. Fascism raises its head again and invaders want to destroy us. However, we’re strong in spirit and confident in our future. Because you… a generation of victors… raised a generation of heroes, we’ll kick out the aggressors from the Donbass; we’ll forever muzzle the Nazi beast. Your children and grandchildren will repeat your podvig at Saur-Mogila; we’ll show miracles of heroism and courage, winning new victories in the struggle against an old enemy.

Today, we aren’t ashamed to look you in the eye. We won’t allow them to force us to our knees and let them destroy our Motherland. Our generation is proud to say that we’re worthy of you, and the Fire of Glory, lit by the Great Victory, produced by you, will burn forever. That’s how it was, how it is, and how it ever shall be. All of us in the Donbass bow low to all of you, the veterans of the Great Patriotic War. We remember you, we cherish you, and your podvig will forever remain in the hearts of our children. I sincerely wish you good health, happiness to your families, with prosperity and peace under heaven! Thank you for the Victory! This day is possible because you carried on! It’s Victory Day! It’s your victory!

To the feast!

00 A V zakharchenko. 02.05 (1)A V Zakharchenko

Chairman of the Government of the Donetsk Peoples Republic

4 May 2015

DNR Online

DNR Council of Ministers and Peoples Soviet official website

http://dnr-online.ru/news/obrashhenie-glavy-doneckoj-narodnoj-respubliki-aleksandra-zaxarchenko-k-veteranam-velikoj-otechestvennoj-vojny-po-sluchayu-70-letiya-velikoj-pobedy/

Editor:

If the patriots of Novorossiya are the heirs of the Red Army heroes… what does that tell us of the Galician Uniate nationalists and their schismatical fellow-travellers? They’re the heirs of Nazi collaborators and pro-American terrorists (rightfully hunted down by their Galician blood-kin… for the American hirelings were murderous and treacherous criminals).

Look at the paid pro-American media trolls. They make up a paid pro-Russian “cyber-troll army” that doesn’t exist. Rather, there’s a well-paid Western media machine, both corporate and governmental. We pro-Russian people are unpaid… but we have something that the mercenary media whores don’t have… we have determination… we have guts… we have the grit to see it through. I’d say that we’re animated by LOVE… love of our ancestral Motherland… love of our ancestral Faith… love of God’s Truth. Nothing that the pro-Western filth can throw at us can defeat us. They can silence us… they can throw us in prison… but they won’t defeat us.

The truth WILL set you free… are you strong enough to receive it? Shall you swallow a kopeck’s worth?

BMD

4 May 2015 DNR Security Roundup

00 dnr donetsk pr. 02. 04.05.15

Careful!!! SHELL INSIDE!

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Today, the Donetsk GMA* reported a lull in the enemy bombardment, “The night of 3-4 May in Donetsk was fairly quiet. According to residents, we occasionally heard the sounds of heavy weapons. We’re awaiting any information on injuries and damage. As of 08.30, there’s relative calm and no fighting”.

  • GMA: City Municipal Administration, administrative apparat of a city

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Today, Dr Fyodor Baryakhtar (Doctor of Science), nuclear physicist and former director of Donbass Institute of Environmental Technology, told us that buried radioactive waste in the DNR is safe from artillery fire, with no threat to environmental safety, telling us, “Radioactive waste burials in Donetsk are in an area heavily shelled by the Ukrainian side. However, there’s no threat that the shelling will damage it and cause radiation leaks. To disable the repository, you’d have to use a small atomic bomb or a massive aerial bomb weighing more than 5 tonnes. The total volume of radioactive waste disposal facilities in Donetsk is about 400 cubic metres (14,126 cubic feet)”.

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Aleksandr Pelipas,head of the Sakhanka Selsoviet*, told us, “The shelling last night damaged the gas lines and partially disrupted the electrical grid. In addition, shells destroyed the roof and walls of the rural culture centre and damaged glazing in nearby buildings. Fortunately, there were no casualties”. In like manner, Aleksandr Lushchenko, the head of administration in Shirokino said, “We had four houses burn over the past day”.

  • Selsoviet: Village Council Administration

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The Shaktyorsk RGA* told us that they continue to repair the damage from last summer’s battles in the area, “We continue to carry out repair work on public buildings and residential neighbourhoods. Now, we’ve fully restored 43 sites, 14 of them relating to science and education. At least 16 health facilities have damage and require immediate rehabilitation. Besides this, the repair crews needed to replace nine boilers. During the fighting in summer 2014, ​​135 buildings received serious damage, both apartment houses and public buildings”.

  • RGA: Raion State Administration, administrative apparat of a raion

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Today, Major General Ivan Kondrashov, commander of the DNR Republican Guard, told us, “At the time of the attack on the Donetsk on the night of 3 May, at the same time, the enemy launched an operation to attempt a breakthrough at Shirokino. They used 1,500 troops backed by howitzers and mortars to attack us in an attempt to prise us out of Novoazovsk. The enemy force outnumbered our troops by more than 10 times. In addition, the DNR soldiers only had small arms. The firefight caused damage in three streets of the village. Due to prompt reaction by the Republican Guard operational command and our soldiers’ coordinated actions, we threw back the attack. The enemy suffered considerable losses in trying to overwhelm our positions, but we don’t have a firm number yet”.

Editor:

This speaks of a “DNR Republican Guard”… is this the new title of the DNR armed forces? We’ll have to see…

BMD

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Today, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E А Basurin said, “Our forces lost one dead and six wounded today”.

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Today, the DNR Minoborony told us, “We know that the shelling of Kievsky Raion in Donetsk and surrounding area on 2 May came from Avdeyevka, from 15.2-cm self-propelled howitzers of the 1 Battalion of the 44 Separate Artillery Brigade. The responsibility for civilian casualties is on the Brigade Commander, Colonel Lisov, who gave the criminal orders to open fire. These attacks by the Ukrainian side have the intent of provoking return fire from our forces”.

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DNR Minister of Education and Science told us that School nr 151 in Mospino, damaged by junta shelling, is now back in service, “We completely rebuilt the roof, inserted 100 square metres of glazing, and restored the kitchen area, returning the school to a working condition, now, all that we have to do is to make cosmetic repairs”. On the night of 18-19 August 2014, rockets from an MLRS hit the school, destroying the roof of the building and damaging the third floor. The school repairs were possible due to the delivery of construction materials carried in Russian humanitarian convoys. The repair crews used 65 cubic metres (@2,300 cubic feet) lumber, 1,800 square metres (19,375 square feet) of slate, and 462 square metres (4,972 square feet) of shingles to repair the facility.

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DNR Minister of Education and Science told us School nr 58 in Kievsky Raion of Donetsk would be back in service by 1 August, “Currently, the school completely lacks window glazing, the gym roof has damage, and there’s a direct hit on the studio, but before we’ll have it repaired before 1 August”.

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Ivan Prikhodko, head administrator of Kievsky and Kuibyshev Raions in Donetsk, told us, “As of 4 May, 351 residential buildings have war damage, 66 of them were hit multiple times, and 141 are constructive total losses. In 324 buildings, we have damaged window glazing, in 100 buildings, we have about 40,000 square metres (430,000 square feet) of damaged roofing slate, and 16 buildings have about 4,600 square metres (49,500 square feet) of damaged shingles. We already made repairs to the slate roofs of 45 houses, replaced shingles in 13 buildings, and we’re working on restoring window glazing in 230 houses… new glass, 8,100 square metres (87,200 square feet); plastic film covering, 9,100 square metres (98,000 square feet); plywood covering, 6,600 square metres (71,000 square feet). The repair of apartment buildings is going according to pre-set plans”.

4 May 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/noch-v-donecke-proshla-napryazhenno-utrom-obstanovka-spokojnaya-meriya.html

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/ukrainskie-obstrely-ne-opasny-dlya-doneckogo-mogilnika-radioaktivnyx-otxodov-uchenye.html

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/v-sele-saxanka-novoazovskogo-rajona-v-rezultate-obstrela-narusheno-elektro-i-gazosnabzhenie.html

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/v-shaxterskom-rajone-vosstanovleno-bolee-40-povrezhdennyx-zdanij-rajadministraciya.html

http://dan-news.info/defence/obstrel-donecka-v-noch-na-3-maya-sluzhil-otvlekayushhim-manevrom-dlya-popytki-proryva-respublikanskaya-gvardiya.html

http://dan-news.info/defence/v-rezultate-ukrainskix-obstrelov-za-sutki-ubit-odin-opolchenec-raneny-shestero-basurin.html

http://dan-news.info/defence/obstrel-donecka-2-maya-velsya-s-pozicij-44-j-otdelnoj-artbrigady-vsu-minoborony.html

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/v-mospino-vosstanovili-shkolu-postradavshuyu-v-rezultate-obstrela-minobrnauki.html

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/povrezhdennaya-ukrainskim-obstrelom-doneckaya-shkola-58-budet-vosstanovlena-k-1-avgusta-minobrnauki.html

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/bolee-350-domov-v-kievskom-i-kujbyshevskom-rajonax-donecka-povrezhdeno-obstrelami-ukrainskix-silovikov.html

DNR Security Roundup… PM 3 May 2015

00 dnr donetsk pr. 03. 04.05.15

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Today, Yuri Korsar, head of Yasinovataya Raion in the DNR, told us, “Until 05.00, the Ukrainian side fired at Yasinovataya. Mostly, they used 12-cm mortars. Right now, we’re assessing the effects of the fire. We already know that a direct hit destroyed a house, but we know that there’s much more damage than that. In addition, we’re looking for dead and wounded amongst the civilian population. We’ll have more information in a few hours”. Korsar thought that these attacks came about because of the junta wishes to disrupt upcoming talks in Minsk and the 9 May holiday, “I believe that they seek to disrupt this big meeting. Besides that, they want to muck up the 9 May celebration. However, despite the shelling, we’re not going to curtail the holiday celebration. On Victory Day, our city will sponsor a formal meeting with veterans, a ceremonial parade, a concert, and a disco for young people”.

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Today, Donbassgaz told us that their repair crews restored gas supply in the Kievsky Raion of Donetsk, which underwent shelling from junta forces last night, “Our Donbassgaz emergency response crews managed to repair the consequences of last night’s shelling. We restored the damaged natural gas pipelines in the affected areas”. Gas mains ruptured by the shellfire during the overnight bombardment on 2-3 May were mostly in Kievsky Raion, in Partizansky Prospekt and Putilovsky Rynok.

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Last night, the administration in Petrovsky Raion, on the southwestern outskirts of Donetsk, reported, “Overall, last night in our raion was quiet, there was no damage. However, near the village of Trudovska, which is next to the line of contact and bordered by enemy-occupied Maryinsky, ‘National Guard’ battalions fired on us with heavy weapons. There were deaths and injuries amongst the civilian population”.

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Today, Ivan Prikhodko, head administrator of Kievsky and Kuibyshev Raions in Donetsk,  told us, “At the moment, we know that enemy shellfire damaged about 20 apartment buildings and School nr 58. The damaged apartment buildings have individual apartments, roof tiling, and floors destroyed by direct hit. At the school, there are shattered windows and roof damage. We know that there’s more damage, but it’ll take us a while to collect exact data on the damage”.

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Today, DNR Acting Director of Medical Facilities Aleksandr Oprichchenko told us that the National Trauma Centre in Donetsk treated wounded soldiers and civilians, “Last night, we treated six wounded soldiers, five with slight injuries. We gave them necessary medical care, and we released them to outpatient services. We admitted one soldier with an eye injury to hospital. We also treated wounded civilians”.

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Today, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E А Basurin told reporters, “The STsKK (ceasefire monitors) negotiated a ceasefire with the Ukrainian side around Donetsk as of 3 May at 00.00. However, despite the agreements, the Ukrainian side forces continued intensive shelling of civilian neighbourhoods in Donetsk for another 40 minutes. It seems that the enemy used NATO munitions. The craters match those made by NATO shells. However, for a definite conclusion, we need to make further analysis”.

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Today, the DNR Minoborony reported, “According to preliminary information, the enemy bombardment last night wounded three civilians (two men in Yasinovataya and a woman in the Kievsky Raion of Donetsk)”.

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Today, Sergei Ivanov, head of Telmanovo Raion, told us, “Last night, the Ukrainian side again fired heavy guns at Novaya Marevka. They damaged a few houses; the blast shattered some windows. Fortunately, there were no civilian casualties”. For the last week Novaya Marevka, where only 17 residents are left, was continually under fire from junta mortars and self-propelled artillery.

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Today, Igor Kostenok, DNR Minister of Education and Science, told journalists, “We had just finished repairs on School nr 58 in Kievsky Raion. We planned to reopen it on 4 May, but the Ukrainian side hit it again. Now, they’ve badly damaged it, but we’ll repair it.”

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Today, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E A Basurin said that OSCE observers and DNR Minoborony personnel identified shell craters in a joint inspection, “We recorded more than 100 craters in Kievsky Raion of Donetsk. In the affected area, ​​shelling destroyed more than 15 buildings. The shelling of civilian neighbourhoods came from batteries in enemy-occupied Opitnoe and Avdeyevka. The enemy used shells that they didn’t previously use. According to preliminary information, these were NATO shells. The statements by the enemy military in the Kiev media that our forces shot at ourselves are absurd. The orientation of the craters suggests otherwise. The Ukrainian side bombards us with all kinds of weapons”.                                                                                              

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Today, Liliya Rodionova, spokesman for the DNR Commissioner for POW Affairs, told us that constant junta shelling makes it difficult to find and evacuate bodies of dead patriot and junta troops from battle sites, “The shelling from the Ukrainian side complicates matters. We’re not combatants, so, we can’t put people’s lives in danger. It’s important to remove the bodies, but it isn’t worth it to add more to the total. Now, we’re removing bodies in Starobeshevo Raion and the former Ilovaisk Pocket. On 1 May, we found another dead enemy soldier. We aren’t stopping our work, but we’re only working where it’s safe to do so. With the coming of warmer weather, people complained of putrid odours. The DNR government has plans to search for and remove bodies of dead soldiers on the outskirts of Donetsk and other places. We’ve incorporated all reports into the plan, we’re doping out the details, and then, we’ll carry it out. If STsKK (ceasefire monitor) informs us that the area isn’t in our zone, we’ll leave”. Earlier, on 19 April, Rodionova told us about the transfer of the bodies of 11 junta militants killed in the Debaltsevo Pocket to the enemy. The bodies went back to junta-occupied territory via the LNR. Overall, the DNR handed over the bodies of more than 80 dead junta militants.

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Our correspondent on the scene reported that locals in Kievsky Raion in Donetsk, who had taken refuge last night in basements, are now returning to their homes, damaged by intense junta shelling. Local residents complained that they’re “tired of this war” and railed at junta militants, saying that they shouldn’t fire on children and civilians who “never did anything bad to them”. Donetsk homies also hoped that mothers of junta militants would urge their sons not to go to the front, “so they don’t commit a mortal sin in taking human life”.

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Today, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E A Basurin said, “We lost one soldier killed. There were seven civilian casualties, five men near Yasinovataya and two women in Kievsky Raion of Donetsk. We came under fire 36 times. The most active artillery and mortar bombardment were at the Donetsk airport, Kievsky Raion of Donetsk, Novaya Marevka, and Grigorovka”s.

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DNR Deputy Defence Minister E A Basurin stated that the DNR Minoborony would complete its study of the munitions used by the junta in last night’s shelling by tomorrow night, “We’re now investigating the type of Ukrainian munitions that exploded last night in of Donetsk. We’ll present our findings to the public on the evening of 4 May”.

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The Donetsk GMA* media service reported, “As of 17.00, there is relative calm in Donetsk; there are no active combat operations. We don’t have any reports of untoward incidents from residents”.

  • GMA: City Municipal Administration, administrative apparat of a city

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Today, DNR Human Rights Commissioner Dariya Morozova said that the DNR placed residents with apartments destroyed by junta shelling in temporary accommodation, “The DNR opened eight Temporary Accommodation Centres (PVR), to house more than 3,000 people. We’ve prepared room for residents of the Kievsky Raion in Donetsk who lost apartments in last night’s shelling by the Ukrainian side. In order for people to qualify for a place in a PVR, they have to apply at Office 546 of the DNR Government Building. We’re making up a new list for resettlement now. This nightly shelling is likely a provocation from irregular Kiev aggressor battalions. The Ukrainian side wants to use such provocations to try to disrupt the meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk”.

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Today, at a media briefing in Donetsk, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E A Basurin stated, “According to our intel, yesterday, the Ukrainian side sited heavy artillery in firing positions around Avdeyevka behind the line of contact with our units at a distance of 6-8 kilometres, to strike Donetsk. During the day, they try to disguise their positions”.

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Today, at a media briefing in Donetsk, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E A Basurin stated, “Over the past 24 hours, we had six wounded soldiers in our forces, along with two dead and seven wounded civilians”.

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Aleksandr Pelipas, head of Novoazovsk Raion administration, “recently, the Ukrainian side shelled Sakhanka. The shelling destroyed a house in the northern end of the village… miraculously, the lady who lived there survived”. Over the last 24 hours, Sakhanka was the most heavily hit place in the DNR by junta shelling. At a media briefing in Donetsk, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E A Basurin said that the junta attacked Sakhanka with BM-21 Grad 12.2-cm/40 MLRSs.

3 May 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/defence/ukrainskie-siloviki-do-utra-obstrelivali-yasinovatuyu-iz-tyazhelyx-orudij-est-razrusheniya-rajadministraciya.html

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http://dan-news.info/defence/v-rezultate-ukrainskix-obstrelov-v-kievskom-rajone-donecke-povrezhdeny-20-mnogoetazhnyx-domov-i-shkola-rajadministraciya.html

http://dan-news.info/defence/ne-menee-shesti-opolchencev-raneno-v-rezultate-nochnyx-obstrelov-donecka-mediki.html

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http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/tri-mirnyx-zhitelya-poluchili-raneniya-v-rezultate-nochnyx-obstrelov-yasinovatoj-i-donecka-minoborony-dnr.html

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