Protesters in the center of Donetsk demand to start an offensive at Ukrainian positions...Head of the DPR talked to the participants of the rally

Protesters in the center of Donetsk demand to start an offensive at Ukrainian positions



June, 15, Donetsk, DPR

Desperate protesters in the center of Donetsk demand to protect them from Ukrainian Army and start an offensive at Ukrainian positions. A sporadic rally is taking place in Donetsk at the building of the Regional Administration. Inhabitants of Oktyabrskiy settlement are taking part in the manifestation.

Witnesses report that the dwellers of the settlement subjected to regular shelling by Ukrainian military have blocked Artem Street.

“There are no leaders and no single demand at the rally. Some people demand driving of Ukrainians away from the residential areas, others demand the offensive along the entire front line”, — commented a reporter from the scene. Several passers-by addressed the women blocking the traffic: “Let the cars pass”. The answer is:
“And you provide us with residences away from the shelled areas first!”. About 200 people participate in the rally. They are being asked “to adhere to the Minsk format” from the police car with the help of a loudspeaker. Neither the protesters, nor the DPR officials have a distinct stand.

As far as Oktyabrskiy settlement is concerned: only in the last 24 hours 10 civilians there were wounded, at least two died in a week. Oktyabrskiy is situated in Kuybyshevskiy district of Donetsk. It is subjected to regular shelling on the part of Ukrainian heavy artillery.



Head of the DPR Aleksandr Zakharchenko talked to the participants of the rally in Donetsk



June 15, 2015

Head of the DPR Aleksandr Zakharchenko talked to the inhabitants of settlement Oktyabrskiy and Petrovskiy district of Donetsk, who gathered for a grassroot show of support to the DPR Army and protest against Ukrainian shelling of residential areas of Donetsk.

The protesters demanded that the DPR Army launched an offensive at the positions of Ukrainian Army, from which the outskirts of the city are being shelled from heavy artillery of the daily basis. The shelling results in massive destruction and numerous civilian casualties. Only in the course of the last 24 hours ten civilians received injuries in Oktyabrskiy settlement. Two dwellers of the settlement died in the course of the week as a result of Ukrainian shelling that is carried out in violation of the Minsk Agreement.

The participants of the rally met the words of Aleksandr Zakharchenko about the impossibility of the return of Donetsk and Lugansk into composition of Ukraine with applause and treated him to home-grown cherries.