Main News of Donbas: American soldiers have appeared in the ATO zone; "DPR" militants insist on holding the election in the first half of the year
01:28 / 24.03.2016 — Новости Донбасса
Situation at the front
Millitants shelled Ukrainian positions 44 times. They opened fire from grenade launchers, large caliber machine guns, and small arms near Donetsk 38 times, according to the ATO press center.
During the last day, one Ukrainian serviceman perished and 10 were wounded in battles. The information was presented by Andriy Lysenko, PA spokesperson on ATO related issues.
News from the territory controlled by the ukrainian government
Representtaives of the Red Cross Commette in Mariupol (the Donetsk region) gave 16 GPS navigators and 46 electric torches to the members of the rescue team of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. The information was presented by the press service of the organization.
Yevhen Lavrov, commander of the 25th separate mechanized infantry battalion “KyivskaRus”, has informed that citizens of America and Georgia are officially serving in the battalion.
Kramatorsk city council informs that a tombstone to Ivan Pantiliiv, Kramatorsj resident who was killed by a sniper on Kyiv Maidan on February 20, 2014, is to be erected at the expense of the city budget.
News from the occupied territory
Safety issues cannot justify a refusal to hold elections. Representatives of Special Districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions continue insisting on the “local election” in the first six months of the year, says Denis Pushylin, who represents the “DPR” illegal faction.
Aleksandr Zakharchenko, head of the illegal “DPR” organization, announced that a new position of “political director” is to be established in “DPR” government. The function of this person is to reiforce ideological work. The positios is to be occupied by “DPR” militants who were invalid out of the army after being wounded.
The so-called mayor of occupied Donetsk Ihor Martynov confirmed the information about redundances at Donetsk metallurgical plant. He told separatists' newspaper “The Vecherniy Donetsk” about that.
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