Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 02/26/2018

Over the past day, the enemy increased the number of truce violations. In addition to the practice of mortar shelling by the Ukrainian occupants, the AFU applied artillery with the caliber of 122-mm. Aimed attacks on the part of Ukrainian war criminals again exposed residential areas of the settlements of the Republic, thus creating a threat to life of civilians.

In the Donetsk direction, the settlements of Dokuchayevsk, Yakovlevka, Lozovoye, Alexandrovka, as well as the Petrovsky district of Donetsk and the Abakumova mine, were targeted by the enemy with four artillery shells with the caliber of 122-mm, 13 mortar shells of 120 and 82-mm calibers. In addition, IFV cannons, an anti-aircraft gun, various types of grenade launchers and small arms were used.

As a result of the shelling by Ukrainian occupants from an antiaircraft installation, in Dokuchayevsk, an apartment building along Lenina Street, 84 was damaged.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy fired 15 ordnances with the caliber of 120-mm. Also during the shelling, the IFV arms, various types of grenade launchers and small arms were used against the settlements Sakhanka, Sosnovskoe, Oktyabr and Kominternovo.

In Gorlovka direction, the settlements of Zaitsevo and the Dolomitnoye were targeted by 31 enemy ammos of the 120 and 82-mm calibers, the fire was also engaged from various types of grenade launchers and small arms.

As a result of an aimed mortar shelling of Zaitsevo from the positions of the 54th separate mechanized brigade under the command of Maistrenko, four houses were damaged at the addresses: Poletayeva Street, 34; Bagritskogo Street, 24; Zagorskjgj Street, 15 and 19. Fortunately, civilian casualties were avoided.

A total of 17 violations of the cease-fire regime by the Ukrainian fighters were recorded in the course of the past 24 hours.


After the unsuccessful attempt of the command of the Ukrainian invaders to present the planned murder of two doctors, who on February 22 evacuated the wounded DPR serviceman as the destruction of an IFV vehicle, Ukrainian propagandists are trying clumsily to justify themselves. To do this, they attracted controlled bloggers who have been caught in lies many times. False evidences, stitched up in a hurry were spread in the social networks. At the same time, as a confirmation of their lies, the propagandists of the so-called 'ATO' zone posted a photograph of the Ukrainian infantry fighting vehicle, which was put out of action during the Debaltsevo operation in 2015.

Attempts of the Ukrainian occupation command to justify the war criminal, the commander of the 93rd mechanized brigade were quite expected. Criminal Ukrainian leadership, who came to power on the blood as a result of the coup, for now is covering its accomplices in epaulets. But remember, war criminals, everything has its time. Your patrons will still give you up, and then you will be responsible for unleashing the civil war and all the murders committed!

Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency