Now the situation at the front is tense, but controlled, the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin said in an interview with TASS. He stressed that the enemy is sending untrained personnel to the front line and suffering heavy losses.
In the Donetsk direction, the situation is the same, many areas of the city remain under the fire, a number of shells shoot down air defense. The Donetsk air harbor is also controlled by the DPR forces.
According to Pushilin, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have no prospects in the direction of Pavlovka, Nikolskoye and Yegorovka. The head of the Republic also reported on the successes at the front, particular in the Majorsk direction, he promised to reveal more details about this operation in the coming days.
As for the situation inside the DPR, the Head said that over the past 2-3 weeks, the number of attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the critical infrastructure of the Republic has increased. Energy sector is especially affected.
«This week only, enemy shells hit 983 substations. As a result, more than 63,000 citizens were left without electricity. Most often this happens in Gorlovka, Donetsk, Yasinovataya.
Repair brigades quickly fix problems, but at the same time they constantly come under shelling, step on mines: five staff members have been injured in the last two weeks.
The coal mines also suffer from targeted shelling, they are now and then de-energized, the miners have to be evacuated. Due to constant attacks from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Zasyadko mine stopped working. There are difficulties at the Skochinsky mine: people continue to mine coal, but at least once every two weeks they remain at a depth without electricity,» he wrote on his Telegram channel.
«The Ukrainian regime is trying to create an energy collapse in the Donbass. And only the courage and call of duty of our rescuers, energy workers does not allow these plans to come true.«