The territory under Ukrainian control
ATO press-service reports that a military who was driving a KrAZ-250 ran over a cyclist on the outskirts on Krasnohorivka on May 2nd. The local died of injuries. The case is being investigated by a Military Prosecutor’s office.
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported on May 2nd that three Ukrainian TV channels started broadcasting in three towns of the Donetsk region: Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Artyomovsk.
To lunch Ukrainian TV channels broadcasting a temporary TV tower had been erected on Karachun Mount in Slovyansk.
Several thousand people gathered on Lenin square of Mariupol on May 3rd, calling not to withdraw Ukrainian militaries from the village of Shyrokyne. Active military actions take part on this territory which is going to be turned into a demilitarized zone.
ATO Press Service reports that on Saturday night/Sunday morning May 2/3 Avdiivka (the Donetsk region) was shelled with mortars and Grad rocket systems. Residential houses were damaged. A senior man was wounded by a piece of shell.
A local citizen died as the result of shelling Maryinka settlement (the Donetsk region).
During the shelling of Pisky settlement (the Donetsk region), a 43-year-old man was wounded.
Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andriy Taranov states that there are nearly 50 thousand militants on the territory of Donbas which is not controlled by Ukraine.
“According to our information, there is a nearly 50 thousand military contingent on the occupied territories which is grouped into army corps and trained by Russian specialists”, says General Taranov.
Slovyansk and Kramatorsk (the Donetsk region) will get € 2 mln for internally displaced people accommodation.
With the money donated by the EU, Donetsk region administration promises to redecorate five residence halls for IDPs to live in.
A memorial plaque commemorating Dmytro Chernyavsky, Hero of Ukraine, was opened on Artyomovsk school #18 on May 7th.
Dmytro was a pupil of Artyomovsk school #18 in 1999-2009. The Hero of Ukraine was stabbed with a knife during a rally “For United Ukraine” in Donetsk on March 13th.
The occupied territory
Illegal “LPR” organization (the Luhansk region) introduces “martial law”. It will come into force on May 5.
The law states that “during the period of martial law being in force, they will limit citizens’ rights and freedoms, business, office, and organization activities, rights of their officials to the degree required for ensuring defense and security of the state”.
On May 5 there was intense movement of militants’ tanks and armored vehicles along the central streets of Donetsk. They were preparing for “May 9 parade”. “DPR” leader Zakharchenko claimed that all types of “DPR” military forces will be demonstrated at the parade.
The so-called “DPR Ministry of Defense” claims that two men were wounded as the result of shelling Yasynuvata (the Donetsk region) and a woman was wounded in Donetsk.
In Donetsk, representatives of illegal “DPR” organization dismantled poet Vasyl Stus’s memorial plaque and bas relief at the entrance to Philological Faculty of Donetsk National University
Vasyl Stus, Ukrainian poet, was a dissident and prisoner of conscience. He had been a student of History and Philology Faculty at Donetsk national University since 1954. The memorial plaque was fixed in 2001.
On May 4, 11 residential houses and a school were damaged in Kyivskiy district of Donetsk as the result of heavy artillery shelling. The OSCE Mission representatives are working at the site.