Volunteers from all over the region are gathering in Donetsk to protect the city in case riots spread there from the Ukrainian capital. People have organized round-the-clock protection of administrative buildings and say that they will not allow a repetition of the Kiev scenario in Donetsk. Thousands of rallies are held for the federalization of Ukraine.
Protesters in Donetsk seized the building of the regional state administration, breaking through the police cordon. Law enforcement officers drove a water cannon to the building. Before that, about 2,000 people held a rally on Lenin Square in support of the soldiers of the Berkut special forces, who were detained by Ukrainian special services on suspicion of murders during the confrontation in Kyiv.
Donetsk, 6.04.14. Rally on Lenin Square. Speech by an employee of 'Berkut'
The protesting residents of the region announced the establishment of the People's Council of the Donetsk region . The People's Council announced its intention to create the Donetsk Republic and become part of the Russian Federation after a referendum on this issue no later than May 11. The Donetsk People's Council also adopted an appeal to Russia with a request to bring in a peacekeeping contingent.
In Donetsk, protesters occupied the building of the regional department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) at night. This is reported by local media. "The people's militia of Donbass at 3.32 in the morning, organized within 15 minutes, captured the SBU of the Donetsk region," the Internet portal of the Ukrainian newspaper Vesti quotes the statement of the participants in the action. At the moment, there is "strengthening the perimeter of the building to repel a possible assault."
Plane with fighters armed with grenade launchers arrived in Donetsk
Berkut fighters, who arrived at the building of the Donetsk regional police department, blocked by supporters of federalization, for negotiations, tied St. George ribbons . The policemen declared that they supported the demands of the protesters and refused to obey their command. On the same day, the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Donetsk region of Ukraine, Major General Konstantin Pozhidaev, announced that he was resigning at the request of the protesters. Supporters of federalization occupied administrative buildings in three cities of the Donetsk region - Slavyansk , Krasny Liman and Kramatorsk . Also, the protesters in Donetsk supported the creation of their own "people's army".
Protesters in balaclavas and with machine guns entered the building of the Donetsk City Council. Supporters of a referendum on the rights of Donbass hoisted flags of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on local government buildings in Novoazovsk and Krasnoarmeysk .
DONETSK UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE
The protesters continue to control administrative buildings in eight cities of the Donetsk region. The city councils of Zhdanovka and Makiivka, the mayor's office of Mariupol, the city council in Kramatorsk, the executive committee in Khartsyzsk, the police department in Gorlovka, the city council and the police in Yenakiyevo remain under their control.
In the Donetsk region, the Ukrainian military took hostage residents of the village of Kutuzovka. People were required to provide fuel for military equipment. At the same time, they were stripped to their underwear, beaten and subjected to bullying. Everything that happened was filmed on mobile phone cameras. People were released in exchange for diesel fuel (a liter per person), until the police finally intervened. According to the victims, part of the “Ukrainian” military did not understand either Russian or Ukrainian and spoke only English. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
The "People's Governor" of Donetsk, Pavel Gubarev, who is a political prisoner, said that preparations for a referendum on the independence of the "Donetsk People's Republic" had already begun, and suggested that, based on its results, the federal state "Novorossia" be created in the southeast of Ukraine.
Donetsk is preparing for a referendum. Local election commissions, as well as the central election commission, have been created.
DONETSK KNOWS WHO MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY IS
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was not allowed into the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. According to local media reports, the ex-oligarch planned to talk with protesters supporting the federalization of Ukraine. "You are an uninvited guest. And what should we talk about with a traitor to the motherland. And there are patriots here. So leave the territory," the protesters told the former head of Yukos.
RALLIES IN SUPPORT OF THE FEDERALIZATION OF UKRAINE
About 3,000 people take part in a rally taking place on Lenin Square in the center of Donetsk. Those gathered demand a referendum on federalization. An action with similar requirements is also taking place in Kharkov.
MEANWHILE ON THE FRINGES
Self-defense forces of Donbass took control Konstantinovka. Armed people are building barricades in front of the building of the city executive committee. They installed the flag of the "Donetsk people's republic" on the facade of the city executive committee, and also prepared sandbags and car tires, Interfax reports. According to photographs posted on the city portal of Konstantinovka, in front of the building of the city executive committee there are about a dozen persons armed with automatic weapons in camouflage and with St. George ribbons. Their faces are covered with balaclavas. In front of the building of the city executive committee, you can also see several dozen half-empty construction bags, presumably with sand, wooden pallets and many car tires. There are a couple of dozen people on the platform in front of the entrance, without any symbols. According to local media reports, the people who seized the building still do not put forward any demands,
Five settlements of the Donetsk region of Ukraine, located along the road from Donetsk to Lugansk, raised the flags of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" at once: Shakhtersk (a regional center with a population of 58 thousand people), Torez (80 thousand), Snezhny (60 thousand), and also in villages - Gornoye and Krasny Luch (Miner's district).
MASSACRE IN DONETSK: AT LEAST 12 INJURED
Mass brawl involving football fans took place in the south-east of Ukraine - this time in Donetsk. The ultras attacked the participants of the anti-fascist procession, who opposed the honoring of the SS men from the Galicia division. Injuries, according to preliminary data, received 12 people. The anti-fascist procession in Donetsk was directed against the actions timed to coincide with the founding of the SS division "Galicia", organized by radicals in different regions of the country. Several thousand people took to the central streets of the city, blocking the movement of vehicles. The procession participants chanted the slogans "Fascism is not passed!", "No to fascism", "Russia, Russia!". People sang patriotic songs in Russian.
The people's militia took control of the Donetsk customs. The police offered no resistance and went over to the side of the Donetsk People's Republic. In total, in the Donetsk region, supporters of federalization control the regional and 8 city administrations, 4 police departments and 3 SBU units, the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported.
SUPPORTERS OF THE FEDERALIZATION OF UKRAINE OCCUPIED THE CITY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF DONETSK
In Donetsk on Sunday, protesters occupied the military prosecutor's office. About 2,000 demonstrators demanded that criminal cases be opened against representatives of the National Guard and the Security Service of Ukraine for using firearms against civilians. The prosecutors fled the building of the prosecutor's office, but later the prosecutor on duty returned to the building and stated that he agreed to initiate criminal proceedings for crimes committed by the military.
01.05.2014 Assault on the Prosecutor's Office of Donetsk
Rally in Donetsk 01.05.2014
Disarmed law enforcement officers leave the prosecutor's office in Donetsk [01.05.2014]
SUPPORTERS OF THE FEDERALIZATION OF UKRAINE OCCUPIED THE CITY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF DONETSK
The head of the administration came out to the protesters, who said that he was ready for a constructive dialogue with the militia, and they set up security and a pass system without storming
GIFTS FROM KOLOMOISKY
One of the largest commercial banks in Ukraine, Privatbank, owned by the Ukrainian oligarch and sponsor of Euromaidan and the Right Sector, I. Kolomoisky, has suspended operations in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. More than 400,000 Donetsk and Lugansk pensioners, as well as 220,000 recipients of other social benefits, received pensions through this bank. Local residents have serious problems with receiving pensions, scholarships and salaries. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
IN DONETSK, MINERS HELD A PROTEST AGAINST THE ACTIONS OF THE KIEV AUTHORITIES
The Yuzhnodonbasska No. 1 and Yuzhnodonbasska No. 3 mines in the city of Vuhledar, Donetsk region, have partially suspended work. The miners went on strike. Only those who maintain the functioning of the mines in working condition descend into the face. A group of miners from Yuzhnodonbasskaya No. 1 and No. 3 arrived in Donetsk. On the square in front of the building of the Donetsk Regional Council, they held a protest action. They set up tents, protesting against the actions of the Kiev authorities. It is difficult to anger the harsh miners, but the local authorities seem to have succeeded, say representatives of the proclaimed Donetsk Republic. According to them, over the past two days, more and more miners come here, to the headquarters of the defense of Donbass, to sign up for the militia. Others help organize the referendum by distributing campaign materials and explaining to colleagues and relatives what question will be asked at the referendum.
The people's militia of the Donetsk region exchanged three previously detained employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) for the people's governor Pavel Gubarev.
LYASHKO AND KAKIDZYANOV
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced the detention of the Minister of Defense of the DPR I. Kakidzyanov. Later, photographs and videos appeared on the Internet, in which the candidate for President of Ukraine, leader of the Radical Party O. Lyashko personally interrogates I. Kakidzyanov, handcuffed and stripped almost naked. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions , polling stations for the referendum on self-determination have opened .
MERCENARIES IN DONBASS
The German newspaper "Bild" reported that 400 mercenaries from the American military company "Academi" (until 2009 - "Blackwater") operate in the ranks of the Ukrainian army and police. Prior to this, the DPR militia had repeatedly reported that English-speaking foreigners were participating in the fighting in the South-East of Ukraine. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
DPR MILITIAS BLOCKING A MILITARY UNIT ON KUPRIN STREET
The people's militia of the Donetsk People's Republic offers the Ukrainian military to hand over their weapons. "We are negotiating with the command of the unit, we demand to surrender weapons," the representative of the DPR said. The press service of the proclaimed DPR also noted that checkpoints are being set up in the settlements of the Donetsk region to counter the Ukrainian military personnel who continue the punitive operation in the area.
On the territory of the Donetsk region, presidential elections in Ukraine on May 25 will not be held . This was stated by the chairman of the CEC of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Roman Lyagin.
THE SUPREME COUNCIL WAS FORMED IN THE DONETSK REPUBLIC AND THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION WAS ADOPTED
The Supreme Council has been formed in the Donetsk People's Republic - from now on it is the highest state body of Donbass. At the first meeting, the deputies adopted the draft basic law. At the same time, negotiations began on a possible unification with the Luhansk People's Republic.
IN DONETSK, THE DPR MILITIAS OCCUPIED THE REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OF UKRAINE
Military unit number 3037 in Donetsk was occupied. As Dmitry Obraztsov, head of the group for public relations of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, told UNIAN earlier, the personnel "left the headquarters and were relocated to another military camp." He also indicated that he did not have information whether the servicemen managed to take out the weapons that were in the military unit.
GAME IN THE DARK
First Deputy Prime Minister of the DPR A. Purgin accused the Kiev authorities of hushing up the real number of those killed and wounded during the ATO. “The bodies of dead civilians are buried in unmarked graves, and people who have received gunshot and other wounds are afraid to seek help from state medical institutions,” A. Purgin said. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
On May 18, the co-chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, called on the residents of the DPR to "jointly defend their land." "Many people have already begun to relax today. We really did a lot, held a referendum without funding, but now there are occupiers on our territory who are cheated by the Ukrainian media. Our task is to unite, and we will liberate our land as soon as possible," Pushilin said. "We want to preserve freedom and independence and say no to the Kiev junta," he said.
CONSCRIPTION TO THE ARMY OF THE DONETSK REPUBLIC IS NOT PLANNED
The army of the Donetsk People's Republic will be formed on a voluntary basis, the draft is not planned yet. This was announced by the co-chairman of the government of the DPR Miroslav Rudenko. According to him, volunteers are better motivated to defend their territory.
The presidential elections in Ukraine, scheduled for May 25, are illegitimate and violate the country's constitution. The people's governor of Donbass Pavel Gubarev stated this in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
The leadership of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic decided to start the process of nationalization . As reported by the corr. ITAR-TASS in the press service of the republic, this was stated by the head of the presidium of the Supreme Council Denis Pushilin during a short press briefing.
On the night of May 21-22, 2014, near the city of Volnovakha (Donetsk region), a checkpoint of the Ukrainian army, where recruits of the 51st volunteer brigade were on duty, who had previously refused to shoot at civilians, was attacked by militants from the National Guard supported by armored vehicles and combat helicopters . Some of them arrived at the place in the cars of Privatbank, owned by the oligarch I. Kolomoisky. As a result, 16 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and more than 40 wounded. Source: White Paper of the Russian Foreign Ministry (2nd edition)
People's Governor of Donbass Pavel Gubarev announced the creation of a public political movement "Novorossiya" in Donetsk. He performed on the stage of the youth palace "Youth", where the founding congress of the movement was held. According to him, one of the main goals of the new political force will be the creation of the state of Novorossiya.
MOBILIZATION BEGAN IN THE PROCLAIMED DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC.
On Friday, recruiting stations were opened, which must be men aged 19 to 40 years. Earlier it was reported that the militia needed volunteers with experience, a military specialty, while both men and women were accepted into the militia to protect the territory.
THE MILITANTS OF THE "RIGHT SECTOR" FINISHED OFF THE WOUNDED UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS IN THE HOSPITAL NEAR LISICHANSK
In Privolye beyond Lisichansk, the National Guard and Right Sector militants shot wounded Ukrainian soldiers who were in the hospital. The staff hid the wounded militiamen.
Martial law is introduced on the territory of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic on Monday. Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the DPR , told an ITAR-TASS correspondent about this .
THREE COMBAT HELICOPTERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ARMED FORCES FIRED AT THE TOCHMASH PLANT IN DONETSK.
One person was injured as a result of the shelling.
JOURNALISTS UNDER FIRE
A group of Russian and foreign journalists came under fire from the Ukrainian security forces half a kilometer from Donetsk International Airport. Currently, a battle is going on at the airport, and a sniper from the Ukrainian army is shooting at journalists who are trying to film what is happening.
A CIVILIAN DIED
As a result of armed clashes between representatives of the people's militia and the fighters of the National Guard in the area of the Donetsk railway station, a civilian was killed. According to reports, he died from a shrapnel wound.
DONETSK AIRPORT TEMPORARILY PASSED UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE'S MILITIA
The Sergei Prokofiev International Airport, previously captured by the Ukrainian security forces, temporarily came under the control of the people's militia of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). At 19.00 clashes near the airport resumed.
TWO UKRAINIAN HELICOPTERS SHOT DOWN
During the fighting in the area of the international airport in the Donetsk region, militia forces of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic shot down two helicopters of the armed forces of Ukraine, Pushilin said.
In the area of Donetsk International Airport, fighting continues between the militia forces of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. "Currently, the self-defense forces of the republic control approximately half of the territory of the airport," the press service of the DPR said.
PAVEL ASTAKHOV: LUGANSK AND DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLICS ARE READY TO TRANSFER UP TO 200 CHILDREN TO RUSSIA
"Open a humanitarian corridor, let's help the children!" - appealed to the Ombudsman to the authorities of Ukraine. The self-defense forces of the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics are ready to move 100-200 children to the border and transfer them to Russia. Pavel Astakhov, Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, told journalists about this on May 28 in Astrakhan, where a district meeting for representatives of the subjects of the Southern and North Caucasian federal districts is being held. According to the Ombudsman, "they are ready to simply hand over the children without drawing up any documents, just to save them." “It is clear that such an operation would be completely illegal, in addition, this is a huge risk for the children themselves. Therefore, we did not agree to this option, but we are now looking for ways to help,” Astakhov emphasized.
MINERS OF DONBASS TOOK TO THE PROTEST AGAINST THE MILITARY OPERATION OF KYIV
Donbass miners came out on May 28 in Donetsk to protest against the military operation carried out by Kiev in the east of the country. The number of participants in the demonstration, according to various estimates, ranges from 1,000 to 3,000 people. The action began with a symbolic rally at the eternal flame, after which the miners went along Leninsky Prospekt to the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration.
The press service of the Donetsk Regional State Administration announced that seven minors from 4 to 17 years old were injured in the region as a result of hostilities over the past 20 days. On May 9, a 12-year-old child received a gunshot wound to the abdomen and shoulder while walking, on May 26, a 13-year-old girl received a shrapnel wound to her leg, and on May 28, a four-year-old child suffered a shrapnel wound to the soft tissues of the left forearm while walking with her grandmother. Four more children and teenagers suffered from gunshot wounds in other cities of the region. So, in Makiivka on May 17, a seven-year-old child was wounded in the leg at a bus stop. In Gorlovka on May 24, a 17-year-old girl received a bullet wound to the chest. On May 25, a 15-year-old resident of the village of Marinovka, Shakhtyorsky district, was driving a car that was shot at a checkpoint in the town of Snezhnoye. The child was taken to the regional children's clinical hospital with a penetrating wound to the abdominal cavity. In Donetsk, on May 28, an eight-year-old boy received a shrapnel wound to his right shin. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
A RALLY IN SUPPORT OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY IN THE PROCLAIMED DPR TAKES PLACE IN THE CENTER OF DONETSK
A rally with the participation of about 2.5 thousand people is taking place on Lenin Square . The gathered people hold the flags of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and the Donbass People's Militia, and chant: "Russia."
IN DONETSK, PROTESTERS TRAMPLED ON CANDIES FROM THE ROSHEN FACTORY
In the center of Donetsk, about 400 protesters trampled on candy from the Roshen factory. Sweets were brought to distribute to the children. But when the audience saw the name of the manufacturer, they decided to treat the treat differently . The protesters scattered sweets on the asphalt and began to trample them, expressing their dissatisfaction with the elected president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, the owner of a chocolate factory.
THE STATE ADMINISTRATION WAS SHOT FROM A GRENADE LAUNCHER
The building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, which now houses the government of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), last night was fired at by unknown people from a grenade launcher. "According to preliminary data, the shot was fired from a car passing by. However, a version of shelling from the arch of the house opposite is being considered. Most likely, they fired from a grenade launcher," a representative of the DPR press center said . According to him, there were no casualties as a result of the shelling. "The hit was not through a window, but into a wall about a meter thick," the press service said.
The attitude of Donetsk residents to Petro Poroshenko
The press service of the Donetsk Railways reported that a number of suburban trains were canceled near the station in Krasny Liman due to significant damage to the railway track and platform caused by air strikes by the Ukrainian Air Force.
THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE PROCLAIMED DPR APPROVED COMPENSATIONS FOR THE FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED IN CLASHES
Families of dead civilians will be paid 250 thousand hryvnia (about 730 thousand rubles), families of dead employees of law enforcement agencies - 800 thousand hryvnia (about 2.3 million rubles), civilians injured - 300 thousand hryvnias (about 880 thousand rubles), employees of law enforcement agencies who were injured - 500 thousand hryvnias (1.4 million rubles).
In the area of the village of Nikolaevka, not far from Artemovsk (Donetsk region), last night there were armed clashes between representatives of the people's militia and Ukrainian security forces. "Three armored personnel carriers and five buses with soldiers arrived from the side of the security forces," a self-defense spokesman said, without specifying the number of militia detachments in the area.
HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS NOT CREATED
The humanitarian corridor promised by the Kiev authorities for the civilian population who wants to leave the zone of the special operation of the Ukrainian army has not been created .
UNKNOWN PEOPLE BLEW UP THE CAR OF DENIS PUSHILIN NEAR THE BUILDING OF THE DONETSK REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Unknown persons blew up the car of the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin near the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration . One of the victims died immediately. Another the next day in the hospital.
The government of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) took control of the tax inspectorate and the Office of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in the Donetsk region. ITAR-TASS was informed about this in the press service of the DPR.
MINERS OF DONBASS MAY TAKE UP ARMS IF KYIV DOES NOT STOP THE SPECIAL OPERATION IN TWO DAYS
This will happen if within two days Kyiv does not stop the military operation in the region. This was stated on Wednesday by the Deputy Minister of the Coal Industry of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Konstantin Kuznetsov, speaking in Donetsk at a rally against the military actions of the Ukrainian security forces. "The miners are given two days to stop the so-called anti-terrorist operation. If this does not happen, they take up arms and go to defend their land, wives, children," he said. Commenting on the situation in Donbass, DPR Prime Minister Alexander Borodai told ITAR-TASS that "it is absolutely clear to every inhabitant of the DPR that under the guise of an anti-terrorist operation, the Nazi junta is carrying out genocide of the population." According to him, for the inhabitants of the region, "this is a patriotic war." "The people of the DPR will fight. First of all, with an external enemy, and then the turn of the oligarchs will come," Borodai is sure.
UKRAINIAN SECURITY FORCES USE ATTACK AIRCRAFT AND TANKS TO CAPTURE THE VILLAGE OF YAMPOL
The Ukrainian military "will involve about 15-20 tanks and about 30 armored vehicles." Also, as the representative of the DPR pointed out, "air strikes were carried out against Yampol, ground attack aircraft were involved." At the same time, the source of the ITAR-TASS agency noted that representatives of the militia "managed to knock out one tank" of the security forces. "At present the situation is difficult," he stressed. According to him, now the military is trying to break through to the city of Seversk in the Artemovsky district. A representative of the press service of the DPR said that there could be casualties and wounded from the side of the militia, but their number is still unknown.
"In Donetsk, the formation of a division of miners who have decided to defend their homes and families has begun. 500 people have already signed up for the unit," he said. "It is planned that the number of personnel of the Mining Division will reach 10 thousand people," the head of the government of the DPR added . "This war is truly patriotic for us," Borodai said.
RUSSIAN BORDER GUARDS AND CUSTOMS OFFICERS WITHDREW 2,000 UKRAINIANS FROM SHELLING IN IZVARINO
Thanks to border guards, customs officers and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation through the Russian checkpoint "Donetsk" from under fire more than two thousand Ukrainians were withdrawn. They were waiting for a pass to Russia from the Ukrainian multilateral automobile checkpoint (MAPP) "Izvarino" when the battle began there, Sergey Razgonov, acting at Millerovo Customs, told ITAR-TASS on Saturday. "At about 22:00 Moscow time, active hostilities began from the side of the Izvarino checkpoint using automatic and mortar weapons. Border control by Ukraine ceased to be carried out, as the border guards themselves crossed into Russian territory with a request to take cover," Razgonov said. "After that, our employees, together with the border service and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, made every effort to ensure that the line was passed to the territory of the Donetsk checkpoint so that people would not die," he stressed.
SOUTH OSSETIA RECOGNIZED THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
This was announced by the President of the Republic Leonid Tibilov. The Supreme Council of the DPR appealed to the leadership of South Ossetia with a request for recognition following the Luhansk Republic. On Friday, at a meeting of the Security Council of South Ossetia, the appeal was considered, after which recognition immediately followed.
DPR MILITIA TOOK CONTROL OF AN AIR DEFENSE UNIT WITH BUK ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILE SYSTEMS
Representatives of the militia of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) took control of the military unit No. A-1402 of air defense (air defense) with anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) "Buk". The number and technical condition of the complexes at the disposal of the militias remains unknown. The press service of the DPR declined to comment on any information about this. "Buk" is a self-propelled air defense system designed to combat maneuvering aerodynamic targets at low and medium altitudes, in conditions of intense electronic countermeasures.
Russian Channel One confirmed the death of its cameraman Anatoly Klyan in the Donetsk region. The journalist died from a gunshot wound to the stomach. Read more in our section: "Hunting for journalists"