Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 03/21/2018

Despite the truce, Ukrainian militants continued to violate the ceasefire, endangering the lives and health of the citizens of our Republic.

Over the past day, the Ukrainian military once violated the ceasefire, while the area of Yasinovataya was targeted by the enemy's grenade launchers and small arms.


We have received data on another case of confrontation between the armed formations of the AFU and the gang of the Ukrainian volunteer corps Right Sector.

So, on March 18 in the vicinity of Peski settlement, there was a clash between the fighters of the 34th battalion of the 57th separate motorized brigade and Right Sector's troops. And it was not just a skirmish, but a fight with the use of bazookas, automatic grenade launchers and large-caliber weapons.

As a result of these blow-ups, four Ukrainian 'military' and three Nazis were wounded. Also, the losses of the Right Sector militants were two people killed.

I would like to note that for all these days the headquarters of the so-called 'ATO' zone has been trying to hide this fact, reporting only four wounded from the time of the incident, having 'distributed' the losses in their statements for several days. This was done for the top management not to tear off the shoulder straps of the commanders who allowed such an infamous incident for the reputation of the AFU.

It is also remarkable that the losses of the Nazis have never been officially confirmed anywhere. At that, even the death of guard dogs is publicized in Ukraine. The life of the "right-wingers", in this case, the Ukrainian command values less. This is something that can be kept silent and not be grieved about. Apparently, because of such a disdainful attitude of Ukrainian military leaders to defective nationalists, conflicts and clashes occur in the military environment of the siloviki.


Also, our reconnaissance has received confirmation of the planned provocations on the part of the Ukrainian invaders along the entire contact line.

According to our data, a group of military specialists from Norway is operating near the contact line, under the guise of carrying out activities within the framework of the Vienna Document on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in Europe. Currently, the group is joined by journalists and camera men from several Ukrainian TV channels, who are tasked with preparing materials which would discredit the DPR Army.

According to the data available for us, today and in the coming days the enemy plans to conduct provocative shelling of our territory from mortars, tanks and even heavy artillery. At the same time, the strikes of the trained groups of the Ukrainian troops will be conducted not only on the territory of the Republic to provoke the armed forces of the DPR, but also on the positions of their own troops. After the shooting, the film crews of Ukrainian TV channels will have to fix their consequences and issue a picture on TV screens with accusations in our address.

We associate the conducting of such a provocation by the AFU under the leadership of foreign advisers with the preparation of public opinion of Ukraine's population for the beginning of active combat actions of the joint forces as the weather warms.

We appeal to international observers, asking them to influence the actions of the Ukrainian party and to prevent the shelling of our territory, as well as the unleashing of bloodshed, especially on the eve of the approaching day of the celebration of Easter.

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