Despite the ceasefire, the Ukrainian military continued to fire at peaceful settlements of our Republic, endangering the lives and health of citizens.
Over the past 24 hours, in the Donetsk direction, Ukrainian occupation forces engaged fire on the areas of four settlements, the enemy fired from 82-mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, and also used grenade launchers and small arms.
In the Gorlovka direction, the area of Isotova Mine was attacked by the AFU troops, which was attacked from the infantry fighting vehicles and small arms.
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy fired at Kominternovo, Sakhanka, Leninskoye from grenade launchers and small arms.
In total, over 24 hours Ukrainian armed gangs disrupted the armistice 14 times.
14 times the representation of the DPR in the JCCC asked for a regime of silence. During negotiations with representatives of Ukraine in the Joint Center, only in seven cases the ceasefire regime was achieved.
As a result of sniper fire, while helping peaceful population in Kominternovo, one defender of our Republic died.
Last night in the Mariupol direction, our air defense units shot down another drone of the invaders, through which reconnaissance was conducted in the Sakhanka district.
Today we present it to your attention.
According to our intelligence, this aircraft belongs to the militants of the Azov bandit formation.
As we see, these Nazis not only adhere to the Reich's ideas, but also advocate it in every possible way, which can be said due to the identification marks of the Wehrmacht on the wings of the unmanned aircraft.
Let me remind you that this is a staff unit of the national guard of Ukraine - the state structure, while in many countries it is recognized as terrorist.
In modern Ukraine, neo-Nazism is the main vector of the country's development and the official ideology of the state, which is being introduced in schools, the army and all state institutions. Many Western countries openly support and sponsor Ukrainian gang formation, including such as Azov.
In fact, Western allies of Ukraine are now nurturing in its bosom fascism that will affect them when the 'great' Ukrainians will declare a part of Poland, Romania or Bulgaria their historical territories and deploy there their "conventional weapons," which are already several times higher than the number defined in international treaties.
According to our intelligence, representatives of Ukrainian and Western media are present in the zone of 'ATO' in the period from 1 to 8 April. The work of journalists is directly led by the chief of staff of the 'ATO', General A. Kovalchuk. He has tasked the media through his intermediaries, who strictly control journalists, to prepare fake and staged video materials. For this purpose, units of the 36th and 30th brigades are planning provocative shelling of our and their positions. Also, the Ukrainian military, together with the SBU, plan to carry out an accident in relation to one of the film crews, and then persuade the victims to present the fact of the accident as a consequence of shelling by the enemy.
According to our information, according to the received documents of the Security Service, the provocation is being prepared near the line of contact for journalists traveling on vehicles: "Daewoo Nexia" the state number is AA 1054 MТ; "Ford Mondeo", the state number is AN 4855 NA; "Sens", the state number is BB 1066 СO, as well as on other vehicles.
Finally, I appeal to the Ukrainian authorities. I call on investigators to conduct investigative actions against Ukrainian militants into the case of the last week's kidnapping of A.A. Tkachenko, a soldier of the armed forces of the DPR, application of tortures, followed by his execution. We know that the purpose of kidnapping a serviceman was another provocation by Ukrainian law enforcers against the republics on the eve of a Minsk meeting. However, Private Tkachenko refused to betray his homeland and cooperate with Ukrainian special services, for which he was brutally murdered, and his body was cremated.
We offer our condolences to the relatives of the deceased serviceman!
The brutality of Ukrainian terrorists has no limits. For the sake of receiving budgetary funds, as well as sponsorship from Western patrons, Ukrainian special services and militants of paramilitary terrorist organizations are engaged in open forgery. They kidnap people, torture, humiliate, force them to talk about voluntary surrender, and then get rid of them. This is the essence of the failed and ineffective programs aimed at betraying the Motherland.
For example, where are all the prisoners who praised the SBU program "Betray Your Home"? Each of them is now serving a no better fate. In particular, three of them are missing, two were maimed by the Nazis on the street, four were sentenced and are serving their sentences for allegedly other reasons. The remaining eight people, it turned out, were actors hired by the Security Service for presentation to the camera. But just yesterday, these unfortunate people, who had fallen for the trick of the Ukrainian special services, told us how honorary it is to betray their country in order to humiliatingly receive the forgiveness of the oligarchic government in Kiev. Unfortunately, most of these people - the material worked out by the Ukrainian secret services, somewhere now "rotting" in the vastness of the 'independent' Ukraine.
In this connection, we appeal to the citizens of our Republic: be cautious, do not succumb to the tricks of Ukrainian punishers! Otherwise, you will be tortured to death, or after numerous humiliations forced to betrayal and deceit!
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency