Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 06/04/2017

Over the past 24 hours the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed 60 ceasefire violations.

In the Donetsk direction, 10 settlements were subjected to the attacks. The enemy fired 66 artillery projectiles of 152mm and 122mm calibres, 386 mortar shells of 120mm calibre, 336 rounds of 82mm calibre, as well as 79 tank shells were launched. As a result of shelling by Ukrainian war criminals, 15 house-building was damaged in the settlements of Dokuchayevsk, Staromikhailovka and Mineralnoye. In addition, the village of Donetsk-Severny was de-energized.

In the Mariupol direction, Ukrainian criminals shelled four settlements. The enemy launched 26 rounds of 120 and 82 mm caliber on the villages of Leninskoye, Naberezhnoye, Tavricheskoye and Oktyabr.

In the Gorlovka direction, the settlements of Zaitsevo, the mine named after Izotov and the 6-7 mine were subjected to fire. The enemy engaged fire with 18 mortar rounds of 82 mm caliber.

It is important to note that yesterday we recorded a skirmish between units of the National Guard and the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Krasnogorovka locality. According to the information we received, the cause of mutual shooting was the death of Ukrainian National Guard servicemen on May 28 as a result of a "friendly" provocative fire from the positions of the 92th Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the temporary location of the Azov regiment's deployment, as well as the shooting up of two fugitive servicemen of the AFU near the settlement of Elizavetovka.

Thus, a conflict is developing between the fighters of the Ukrainian National Guard, consisting of barrier squads and the Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen, who do not want to participate in the genocide of the Donbass people. Not only the soldiers of the Armed Forces are suffering, but the civilian population, which is subjected to shelling in Krasnogorovka, are suffering from these screaming matches.


We continue receiving information about the full moral decay of the AFU servicemen in the so-called 'ATO' zone.

So, despite the measures taken by the command, the level of discipline in the units continues to decline.

In the responsibility areas of the 72, 92 separate mechanised and the 46 separate airborne assault battalion, the joint commission of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has completed its work. During the inspection, the main focus was on the units’ logistics, their staffing and security, as well as the state of military discipline.

The result of the commission's work:

- the state of military discipline in all units is at a low level, as evidenced by the large number of facts of inordinate drinking by personnel, both in the performance of combat missions and in free time.

- the military service of law and order notes an increase in the incidence of servicemen looting against civilians and objects located in the territory under Ukraine's control;

- low control by the commanders entails an increase in the cases of servicemen deserting from occupied positions on the contact line.

Thus, the 72 separate mechanised brigade became the "leader" for drunkenness - according to official data, 149 facts of alcohol abuse were revealed in May.

How many cases are still hidden by the commanders remains a mystery. In this case, only during the work of the AFU General Staff there revealed more than 30 cases. Even the arrival of such a serious commission cannot stop the AFU units’ personnel from drunkenness.

The 92 separate mechanised brigade became the "leader" in the number of deserters - for May, unit's deployment was left by 63 people, and during the commission - 5 people.

In the 46 separate airborne assault battalion, servicemen refuse to eat, as food does not meet any standards, is prepared in unsanitary conditions and made of expired products.

In addition, the 92 separate mechanised brigade also took the 'first place' in the number of looting cases, identified by the military law enforcement service in conjunction with the military prosecutor's office and the SBU. Over the past month, the investigative authorities of Ukraine even had to start 36 criminal cases on the looting of the 92 separate mechanized brigade servicemen against local residents of Krasnogorovka and Mariinka.

Currently, the commission continues its work in the responsibility areas of the 30 separate mechanised brigade and the 36 separate marine brigade. It has already been established that in the responsibility area of the 501 separate marine brigade (the locality of Pavlopol), the actual staffing of the divisions is 55% with 88% sounding in official reports.

A similar commission, only from the commander of the National Guard works in all divisions of the Ukrainian National Guard in the so-called 'ATO' zone.

From sources in the Ukraine's National Guard headquarters we learned that this commission was unplanned and was appointed to inspect the facts of artillery ammunition shortage and the unlawful opening of fire. According to our data, the theft of arms and ammunition in the units of the Ukraine's NG are multiple. And the unauthorized use of banned weapons, including those used when attacking civilian settlements by the nationalist units, has acquired a systematic character.

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