(FULL MILITARY SITUATION REPORT/VIDEO FROM THE HIGH COMMAND OF DPR PEOPLE’S ARMY COL. BASURIN)
The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic tends to deteriorate. Despite the presence of the Deputy Head of the OSCE SMM in Ukraine, Alexander Hug, and from the area of the so-called ATO, the Ukrainian criminals continue to attack and bomb and have increased the fire impact on the territory of the People’s Republic, concentrating the main strikes on residential areas of the localities.
In particular, over the past day, the Ukrainian terrorists shelled the territory of the Republic 875 times, having launched on the near front areas 49 122mm artillery shells, 11 tank shells, 191 mortar shells, including 64 of 120mm caliber, and 586 shells from grenade launchers of different types. In addition, the enemy used in the shelling infantry fighting vehicles and small arms.
The Ukrainian terrorists, on the orders of the commanders of the 53rd, the 72nd and the 92nd separate mechanized brigades, Gruzevich, Sokolov and Nikolyuk, and the commander of the 36 Marine brigade, Delyatitsky, shelled the following localities of the Republic: Zaytsevo, Shirokaya Balka, Mikhaylovka, Vesyoloye, Yasinovataya, Krutaya Balka, Spartak, Staromikhaylovka, Elenovka, Signalnoye, Dokuchaevsk, Kominternovo, Sakhanka, Leninskoye, the area of the airport and the locality of Trudovskiye in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk city.
As a result of the punitive strikes from the positions of the 92nd brigade of the AFU on the Petrovsky district of Donetsk city, there were damaged six houses and two outbuildings. The civilian casualties are being clarified.
In addition, according to the order of the ATO command, the shelling of the Donetsk Filter Plant is continuing. In particular, today, a working shift of the plant was shelled with 82mm mortars, with five mortar shells launched. In addition, there were shelled treatment facilities in the area of the locality of Dokuchaevsk with 122mm artillery. All these attacks indicate the enemy’s transition to a more severe punitive actions against the civilian population of Donbass.
Our intelligence continues to record the amassing of the Nazi Ukraine Units (AFU) prohibited weapons, earlier detected near the contact line. The concentration of the enemy’s military equipment and the personnel is noted in the Donetsk and Mariupol directions. Due to this fact, there is noted the aggravation of the situation in these areas.
In particular, 800 terrorists of the nationalist battalion ‘Donbass’, earlier delivered in the zone of responsibility of the 36th Marine brigade, began to implement the instructions given to them on the aggravation of the situation. They increased attacks on civilian livelihood objects, which resulted in the residents of the locality of Sergeevka left without electricity.
All the facts of the Ukrainian command crimes are documented by the investigative team and will be passed to the commission on investigating the Nazi Ukraine Units (AFU ) crimes and the OSCE mission representatives.
In addition, in the area of the locality of Sopino (7 km away from the contact line), our intelligence detected three 130mm motorized anti-tank systems «Storm-3», as well as the arrival of a sniper group in the zone of responsibility of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade, in order to carry out provocative shooting at the DPR People’s Army positions and residential areas of the localities, copying the criminals who shelled a civilian bus in the area of the locality of Elenovka this week.
In conclusion, our intelligence continues to reveal facts of non-combat losses in the Nazi Ukraine Units AFU units. In particular, in the 2nd battalion of the 72nd brigade, near Novobakhmutovka, two Nazi Ukrainian military were wounded due to the careless handling of weapons.
Vice-Commander of the DPR Defense Ministry operative command Donetsk,Colonel Eduard Basurin
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