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Friday, 15 May 2015

DNR Minoborony Reported 26 Junta Ceasefire Violations

00 donetsk pr. dnr. damage. 15.05.15


Today, the DNR Minoborony reported, “Over the past 24 hours, there were 26 ceasefire violations, including with artillery. The enemy fired at us four times with artillery, once from tanks, once with AFVs, nine times with mortars, once with ATGMs, and 10 times with RPGs and small arms. They fired at Donetsk (Kievsky Raion, the Donetsk airport, Volvo-Tsentra), Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Zhabichevo, Lozove, and Shirokino. Currently, it isn’t clear whether there were civilian or military casualties”.

15 May 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency



Chairman of the DNR Government Zakharchenko: We’re Now an Established State

00 Happy Birthday DNR! 07.04.15



Last year, on 11 May, we declared our independence. A year ago, our people unanimously said “yes” to freedom and independence. I’d like to sum things up. We may still be an unrecognised republic, but no one can force us to turn from the path we’ve chosen. We’re an established state now; we’ve shown the world that not only can we defend our freedom by force of arms, but also that we can build a country, one that’d fulfil our dreams. The previous government didn’t differ from any other in the other oblasts of the Ukraine… the only thing that it did for the people was to give empty promises… which people believed at first. Indeed, 11 May saw our first national referendum… the people gave a firm “no” to slavery and fascism. Immediately after the referendum, we had to deal with constructing our new state. If it were not for Kiev’s decision to throw troops, aircraft, and armoured vehicles at us, we would’ve very quickly redirected the region’s energies to economic development, provided for a budget, and solved many things that we had to postpone because the war began.

War brings death to ordinary civilians; it destroys homes, schools, and hospitals. It’s impossible to estimate our human losses… but we can estimate our economic losses. During the summer and autumn of 2014, 70 percent of enterprises had shut down or found themselves in deep trouble, but we’re taking steps to help them now. After the Minsk Agreement on 5 September 2014, we had to fight a series of military campaigns, and I want to emphasise that we endured them with honour. By signing these agreements, we said to Kiev, “We don’t want to solve the problem with military means, but with diplomatic and peaceful efforts”. Our task as a government is to build a relationship with Kiev, not as a part of the Ukraine, but as an equal partner, as an equal neighbour. We must ensure that Kiev respects our independence. We’re an independent state… the Donetsk People’s Republic. The territory of our republic now under the control of the Ukrainian forces is under illegal occupation… we must liberate it.

I’m willing to consider any proposals to resolve the issue peacefully. A peaceful resolution of this would be a huge victory for all of us. I want to emphasise that we intended all the events that took place during this year to protect the life of our citizens. I pay tribute to the heads of DNR ministries and departments for their part in reconstructing our infrastructure. I also express my special gratitude to the citizens, the government, and the President of the Russian Federation for their invaluable assistance.

15 May 2015

00 a v zakharchenko. 02. 11.05.15A V Zakharchenko

Chairman of the DNR Government

Official site of the DNR Council of Ministers and Peoples Soviet


SBU Preparing Terrorist Attacks to Coincide With EU Summit… Wants to Pin It on the DNR

00 novorossiya. bus mine. 27.03.15


Today, at a briefing in Donetsk, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E А Basurin stated, “Taking into account the scheduled for 21 May EU Summit in Riga, Kiev has repeatedly demonstrated their propensity to use fanatical methods, to stage attacks against the civilian population in the territories under its occupation. According to our human intelligence assets, today, the SBU began implementing a plan during the coming weeks for a series of terrorist acts, so that they could accuse us at the Riga summit of crimes against humanity. In particular, they plan such actions on the roads Mariupol-Volodarskoe and Privolnoe-Kasyanovka, as well as near Stary Krym. In these places, in the next few days, mine explosions or artillery fire targeting civilian buses and cars are possible. In order to avoid loss of innocent life, I call on all civilians on both sides of the line of contact to use the utmost vigilance and caution when driving on these roads and if you’re in the towns named”.

15 May 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Zakharchenko sez We’d Restore All Houses Damaged by Enemy Action After the War

00 shirokino. dnr. donetsk pr 02. 23.04.15


Today, DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko announced at a press conference, “If need be, where single-storey houses once stood, we’d rebuild multi-storey apartment buildings. In any case, all those who lost houses in the fighting would receive new apartments or we’d restore their houses. Active rehabilitation of our housing stock must wait until the end of the war. At present, we lack the funds and there’s a chance of further damage [from enemy action]. We don’t have anything in the housing fund now. As soon as the economy bounces back, when we’re confident that there’d be no further war damage, then, we’d start restoration [of our housing stock]”.

15 May 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


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