Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 03/22/2018

Despite the ceasefire, Ukrainian military continued violating the ceasefire, endangering the lives and health of the citizens of our Republic.

Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian military committed three ceasefire violations. At the same time, 12 mortar-shells of 82mm caliber were launched on the area of the locality of Zhabichevo. Besides, the enemy applied grenade launchers and small arms.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy shelled the areas of the localities of Leninskoye and Sakhanka with mortars of 120mm and 82mm caliber having launched 32 mortar-shells. Moreover, Ukrainian military used grenade launchers and small arms.

This morning, at 9 o'clock Ukraine's war-criminals shelled the locality of Sakhanka with 120mm caliber. Altogether, there were launched eight mortar-shells. Two house-buildings on Mir and Lenin Steets sustained damages. Information on casualties is being specified.  


Our intelligence keeps recording the movement of journalist-groups of the media “Ukraina", "TSN", "Spetskor", "Radio Svoboda" along the contact line having arrived at the front to prepare fake materials, aiming to accuse our armed forces of violating the ceasefire.

Thus, during the shelling of the villages of LENINSKOYE and SAKHANKA, journalists of the TV channel "Ukraina" were present at positions of Ukrainian military, who were filming the stage performance.

Our defenders complied with the truce, and did not react to provocations. At the same time, according to the report from the observation posts, gaps were heard and visible on Ukrainian positions. We assume that it was the engineering units of the enemy that worked, creating special effects for a beautiful picture for Ukrainian journalists' reportages.

We are drawing your attention to the fact that the so-called ''ATO'' headquarters confirmed absence of shelling from our side.  

Besides, we do not exclude that these materials may be useful to Ukrainian liars in the future for accusing the People's Republics of shelling via the media of Ukraine.


Our intelligence has established a place where the training of snipers shooting residents of the Donetsk People's Republic takes place.

The training takes place at the base of the 169th educational center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (the locality of Desna, the Chernigov region) under the guidance of foreign instructors and takes 90 days. The school has the ability to train simultaneously up to 135 people. Training of how to use sniper rifles (Dragunov sniper rifles),  (UR-10, of 7.62 mm caliber), SIG (of 5.56mm caliber) and Barret ( of 12.7mm caliber) is held.

At present, 74 people study at the school.

Some of the graduates have been already detected by us at the advanced positions of the 30th and 54th separate mechanized brigade. In addition, the pass of the final certification to foreign instructors takes place at the advanced position as well.

As we can see, servicemen and residents of our Republic for these gangster formations are no more than targets in a shooting gallery. And for the life of a man they get  “passing" or "non-passing" grades.  Thus, thanks to Western cynicism, Ukrainians are trained to cold-bloodedly shoot their brothers. The West can bring only evil to the Ukrainian land. This center is one of the most striking examples.


Through the efforts of our intelligence, the aggressive plans of the Ukrainian leadership to seize the territory of our republics were opened in good time. Thanks to their promulgation, the command of the Armed Forces was stumped, that fact further reduced the military activity of Ukrainian invaders and the number of shelling of our territory on their part.

We call on the Ukrainian side to keep observing the ceasefire. Especially during the Holy Week and the Great Easter holiday. Let peace come on the land of Donbass!

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