Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 03/26/2018

The situation on the contact line remains tense.

The Ukrainian occupation forces increased the number of shelling cases of our Republic, using mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms.

The total of 150 large-caliber ammunition was launched by the enemy over the past 24 hours.

In the Gorlovka direction, four settlements were attacked by Ukrainian troops. During the bombardment, the enemy applied mortars of 120 and 82-mm calibres, IFV armament, grenade launchers and large-caliber small arms.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy also used mortars of 120 and 82-mm calibres, grenade launchers and large-caliber small arms, having fired 27 mortar ammos on the settlements of Kominternovo and Sakhanka.

In Kominternovo, as a result of mortar shelling, the damage was caused to the glazing and roofing of three houses on Kirova Street.

Yesterday, as a result of an attack of Gorolovka with an anti-aircraft unit ZU-23, a woman born in 1952 died.

It is important to note the fact that yesterday the commander of the operation of the occupation forces, Nayev, met with the head of the office of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Ukraine Ingrid Macdonald and in the evening, on the orders of the Ukrainian war criminal, the murderers subordinate to him shot a peaceful resident of Gorlovka and shelled Kominternovo, where several housing constructions were destroyed, from the weapons banned by the Minsk agreements.

Especially cynical are the words of the new commander - war criminal Nayev at a meeting with the UN representative that (quote):

"...the priority of the command of the joint forces in the humanitarian sphere in the conduct of a military operation is the protection of the civilian population..."

That is, we observe a clear example of hypocrisy and double standards on the part of the Ukrainian criminal command, which should be brought to the attention of representatives of international organizations. You have to communicate with these monsters, listen to their complaints and even help. They, in turn, use your trust to kill civilians and destroy the civil infrastructure of the Donbass inhabitants.


In addition, when defending our Republic from Ukrainian aggression, a soldier of the DPR Army received wounds incompatible with life.


The yesterday's shelling of Gorlovka by invaders GORLOVKA, which resulted in the death of a woman, was conducted from the positions of the 1st battalion of the 24th separate mechanized brigade, commanded by the war criminal Korenyuk R.M. The permission for conducting the fire was given by his senior commander, the commander of the so-called '24 SMB", the criminal Shevchenko A.M.

We do not exclude that the shelling of settlements in the Gorlovka direction will not cease, but will only intensify, because in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine at present there is a presentation on the assignment to Shevchenko A.M. general's title, who really wants to curry favour with the criminal government in Ukraine. And this outspoken Nazi will do everything to get the general's chevrons, earned on the blood of civilians.


Also, our reconnaissance has established the arrival in Staragnatovka locality (9 km from the contact line), in violation of the Minsk agreements, a platoon of self-propelled artillery systems 2C3 "Akatsia" of 152-mm calibre from among the 93rd separate mechanized brigade.

We appeal to the representatives of the OSCE Mission with a demand to record this violation of the Minsk agreements and to achieve the cessation of the fire by Ukrainian occupants at populated areas.

Only your prompt intervention will prevent the forthcoming shelling by Ukrainian artillery of our settlements and the killing of civilians in Donbass.

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