Over the past day Russian-terrorist troops violated the ceasefire silence more than 40 times.
About 2:30 am this morning, after lengthy artillery and mortar fire, insurgents attempted to storm the Donetsk airport. The terrorist attack was repelled.
Insurgent actions were recorded in the directions of Debaltseve, Donetsk and Mariupol – respectively 20, 9 and 4 fire attacks from all types of weapons.
Clashes between the ATO forces and Russian-terrorist forces were held at Donetsk airport (twice), near the settlements of Debaltseve and Taramchuk.
In Horlivka, the local militants introduced “compulsory labor” to the locals for administrative offenses. In particular, offenders are forced to participate in the construction of fortifications (trenches, bunkers) in a suburban area.
In the territory controlled by the “DNR” [“Donetsk People’s Republic”], an increase has been observed in pro-Ukrainian sentiment among local businessmen. It is estimated that 50-70% of the entrepreneurs will work to end the Russian adventure in the Donbas and towards a return of these areas under the full jurisdiction of Ukraine.
The leadership of the “DNR” obligated all ISP’s [internet service providers] operating on the territory controlled by the insurgents, to register as media and to pay “taxes” to terrorists. Registration is under threat of physical punishment. This is creating a “single register” of Ukrainian sites subject to being blocked.
In the city of Stakhanov, Mayor S.V. Zhevlakov, at a meeting of the heads of educational institutions, demanded – in the form of an ultimatum – that all of the teaching staff provide statements for employment “in education system of the LNR.” According to Zhevlakov, everyone who does not sign such a statement will be dismissed.
Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine