Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 03/24/2018

For the current day, violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian occupation forces have not been recorded.


According to the information obtained by our intelligence service, tonight a complex commission of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine with the purpose of check the issues of logistics has arrived in the responsibility zone of a battalion tactical group from among the 95th separate airborne assault brigade of the Ukrainian occupying forces in the vicinity of Avdeyevka settlement. The work is planned until March 31.

Thus, this explains the need for Ukrainian fraudsters to stovepiping about shelling of Avdeyevka on our part. The purpose of the statement of the Ukrainian side about the fact of the shelling, which in fact is non-existent, is the urgent need to write off the previously plundered rear assets, fuel and lubricants in the area of responsibility of the battalion tactical group of the 95th separate airborne assault brigade.

It is possible that in the future, from the Ukrainian media, we learn that these two allegedly shelled houses and sheds contained 50 rail tank cars of fuel, 20 wagons of food and clothing, and several hundred radio stations, a communication cable and two Bogdan buses, which are now missing in all invoices.

We also assume that such "self-shelling" can occur more than once during the work of the inspection commission in this bandit formation, to write-off the plundered property and convince the inspectors in its destruction.


According to the data obtained by us from the 198th training center of the naval forces (in Nikolayev city), it became known that from 21 to 26 March it underwent control exercises. Following the results of three-week courses of sniper and counter-sniper training, 10 servicemen from a snipers' platoon of the 36th marine brigade will return to their unit in the so-called 'ATO' zone and will continue to commit war crimes, including against the peaceful population of Donbass.

This fact will allow us to talk about the possible stepping up in the near future of sniping attacks in the south direction.


We became aware of the details of a conflict between the AFU bandit commanders and the headquarters of the so-called 'ATO' zone.

Recently, the press center of the headquarters of the so-called 'ATO' shared information about the conduct of proceedings in matters of allegedly untimely submission by frontline units on the facts of shelling them by the Armed Forces of the DPR.

In fact, the reason for the proceedings is somewhat distorted. In reality, the conflict with the commanders was formed on the basis of a letter submitted to the so-called 'ATO' zone headquarters by several large Ukrainian TV channels with complaints about the inability to film shelling of AFU positions and the lack of desire of commanders to assist in their imitation. Journalists emphasize that such actions pose a disruption to the "top-down" plans to discredit our units and the leadership of the Republic.

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