The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains tense.
In the Donetsk direction, the areas of Spartak, Dokuchayevsk, Zhabichevo,the airport area and the Kirovsky district of Donetsk were targeted with 20 mortar shells of 120mm and 82-mm calibres, as well as various grenade launchers and small arms.
In the Gorlovka direction, the AFU hit the area of Dolomotnoye and Shyrokaya Balka with 60 82-mm and 120-mm mortar shells, also applying IFV cannons and small arms.
A total of nine violations of the cease-fire regime by the AFU were recorded in the course of the past 24 hours,
During yesterday's mortar attack on Dolomitnoye, carried out on the orders of the commander of the 54 separate mechanized brigade, the war criminal Maystrenko, in the framework of exercises conducted with the brigade, Novoluganskoye locality was attended by a group of journalists from the TV channel "Ukraina". This shelling is nothing but a provocation by the AFU with the aim of provoking a reciprocal fire from our side. Ukrainian propagandists in a familiar manner present their audience with half truth, and often a complete lie, inciting hatred in the hearts of citizens.
Yesterday the famous populist Turchinov, who is a poor parody of the top leader of a forty millionth state, in his interview stated that in 2017 the Ukrainian military in the zone of the so-called 'ATO' in some areas advanced by 10 or more kilometers.
Apparently, the narrow-minded person Turchinov believes that the line of contact passes near the rear Kramatorsk, which he occasionally visits. Having gained courage and visited, for example, Druzhkovka, he probably suggested that the front line advanced along with him 10 kilometers ahead.
I want to remind you that under the direct leadership of the loser-commander Turchinov, the Ukrainian troops only unrestrainedly left the occupied territory. Of the dubious military successes of the Ukrainian army, there can be singled out only 'courageous' occupation of settlements in the 'grey zone, where only peaceful citizens live, and the presence of military personnel in them is another violation of the agreements reached which does not contribute to the stabilization of the situation on the contact line. A clear example of this is the occupation by the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of Gladosovo and Travnevoye settlements.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency