Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 08/30/2017

The past day did not bring peace to the land of Donbass. The enemy continues to shell the territory of the Republic, contrary to official statements that sound from the lips of Ukrainian politicians and the military.

In total, over the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed 35 ceasefire violations.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy applied heavy artillery, tanks, mortars, IFV, AVV and small arms. 11 localities’ areas were targeted with one shell of 152-mm calibre, three of 122-mm calibre, 11 tank shells, 56 mortar shells of 120-mm calibre and 78 rounds of 82-mm calibre.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy attacked one locality with small arms.


The outskirts of Yasinovataya and the settlements of Spartak, Yakovlevka, Vasilyevka and Krutaya Balka in the Yasinovatsky district were most heavily bombarded. In addition to the attacks that uncontrolled and inadequate militants of the 72 separate mechanized brigade carry out from mortars of various caliber, small arms, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns, we also noted the use of artillery of 152 and 122-mm calibre, as well as tanks, at the orders of AFU platoon commanders and   companies who ignore the ceasefire regime, instructions of their senior commanders and are ready to continue killing civilians of our Republic.

Fighters of the 57th separate motorized infantry brigade led by Krasilnikov also flatly refuse to comply with the truce. Brigade's units bombarded the village of Zhabichevo and the territory of the Donetsk airport from the mortars.

There are also systematic shellings from grenade launchers and small arms on the part of the terrorist bandit formation "Donbass", which distinguished itself on the first day of the "academic truce", when a sniper of Ukrainian terrorist radicals seriously injured a resident of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk. I note that the leader of the bandits – Vlasenko, according to the information available to us, openly expressed his disagreement with the signing of other ceasefire agreements and announced the refusal to comply with them. In addition, Vlasenko forbade commanders from higher headquarters to visit the positions of their bandit formations, unless the ban on the use of weapons against the inhabitants of the Republic was officially lifted for him personally.

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