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Sunday, March 18, 2018

The truce in the Donbass in the morning a single shot artillery

On the eve of Day of knowledge Petro Poroshenko in Mariupol solemnly declared that Ukraine offered a cease-fire on Donbass from 1 September and Russia has 9.5 hours at the reaction to this proposal”. In the evening a statement of support for the truce came from Moscow. That negotiation in the Minsk group to discuss the cease-fire on September 1, was known on 26 August, but the situation was painfully not appropriate. In Donetsk explosions rattled the last few days, on August 31 in Ukrainian Happiness “Grad” covered the whole street – there’s a truce.

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But on 1 September in the Donbass …do not shoot! From Donetsk no reports of explosions from the night, the speaker of the Administration of the President of Ukraine on ATO Andrei Lysenko said that for the first half of the day on 1 September there was only one unsighted shooting attack on Ukrainian positions, but could not determine the place where it happened. The day of knowledge brought an unexpected armistice day. What happens next is worth watching. Optimists on both sides of the front line was not enough. The representative of DND at the talks in Minsk Denis Pushilin said: “In General, benefited from an agreement on the resumption of the cease-fire. Although it is impossible to say that the attacks completely stopped. We can say that from 00:00 on the 1st of September, the artillery on our territory was not used, was used by infantry fighting vehicles, mortars, tanks, RPG. 27 violations were recorded. But it is not comparable with the hundreds of attacks that were until August 31” “This is a truce before the first goon!” – so aptly commented on the MK situation a source in the government DND.

And “assholes” was not long in coming. To shoot longer. Began to blow up. On the first day of autumn in the region has occurred two sabotage attacks. At 3 in the morning in Lugansk the explosion had damaged the stele called “They stood for the Motherland”, which was established in the capital in may this year in memory of the dead militia.. the Attack was called blasphemy and was qualified as a terrorist act. As a result of explosion nobody has suffered. According to representatives of the LC in the near future, Stella will be restored. In DND at the same time blew up the car “Niva”. The explosion occurred on the street Chelyuskintsev . It seems that this charge is significantly superior to the power of the device triggered in Lugansk. The sound of the rupture was heard in all parts of the city. Law enforcement authorities are investigating.

Note that these attacks are not the first in the region. On August 25 near the house where the militia with the Callsign “Motorolla”, a powerful explosion occurred. Then, by happy coincidence, the device detonated in the hands of the saboteur, which may have prevented the death of civilians.

The expert told “MK” that a full ceasefire will come to Donbas soon.

Denis Denisov, the head of the Ukrainian branch of the CIS Institute:

– These terrorist acts are not the first. In the Donbass there are a number of sabotage-intelligence group of the APU. Against them is an effective counter, but as the explosions continued, there is something to strive for. Need to completely remove the threat of possible attacks. Everything indicates that the war continues. Such gestures (the cease-fire from 1 September) positive. They give hope for peace in the region. However, I think it won’t be long. On the frontline there are a large number of weapons. And most importantly, that the Ukrainian side is directly interested in the fact that the armed conflict continued. If he goes into the negotiation phase and the scandal will not, Ukraine will become interesting for their Western partners”

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