Donetsk Uncovered: Russian Military Positions Embedded in Civilian Areas

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Frequent damage to civilian areas reveal military positions and weapons banned by the Minsk Agreements

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Over the weekend, civilian areas in and around Donetsk city were once again caught in the crossfire after intense battles between the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) and the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DNR”). This was yet another shelling incident in a series throughout the area, all of which indicate a concentrated military presence there.

The so-called DNR reported that five residential buildings in the non-government-controlled Oktyabrskyi village, in the Kuibyshivskyi district of the city of Donetsk, were damaged on the night of August 6 by shelling with heavy weapons banned by the Minsk Agreements. It is worth noting that this cluster of affected residential buildings in the Kuibyshivskyi district of Donetsk is in…

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