Over the past 24 hours, the armed forces of Ukraine carried out one act of warmongering, spokesman for the DPR People’s Militia Directorate Colonel Eduard Basurin reported during the briefing in Donetsk on August 11.

“From positions of the 1st battalion of the 53rd brigade, indiscriminate small arms fire was launched at our positions in the area of Novolaspa,” the colonel said.

He also stressed that the Joint Forces Operation’s command lacks control over their subordinate commanders and sets low standards for them, which provokes ceasefire violations, particularly the ban on the deployment of military equipment in and around populated localities, thereby violating humanitarian law and endangering the lives and health of civilians.

“Over the past 24 hours, we have tracked eleven BMPs in a residential area of Zaytsevo, three BMPs in a residential area of Tamarchuk and one APC in the territory of a separate house in Slavnoye.

In violation of the agreements reached by the Contact Group, the enemy has stepped up engineering works on the Gorlovka front.

Our video surveillance system has once again registered that militants from the 503rd battalion of the 35th brigade were carrying out engineering in the area of Shumy,” Eduard Basurin told.