The enemy keeps shelling the Republic's territory. 53 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded over the past 24 hours.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used artillery, tanks, mortars, weapons of infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers, various grenade launchers, and small arms. 13 localities and the adjustment areas were targeted with six artillery projectiles of 122-mm calibre, two tank shells, 132 mortar shells of 120-mm calibre and 91 of 82-mm. As a result of the attacks, one house was destroyed in Yakovlevka locality.
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy launched eight mortar shells of 82-mm calibre onto Kominternovo locality, fired from various grenade launchers and small arms at the villages of Oktyabr, Leninskoye, and Sosnovskoye.
The 'School Truce' has turned out to be another fictitious obligation undertaken by the Ukrainian party. We have registered an increase in the number of violations from the positions of the AFU and nationalist units. During the past day, there was observed a deterioration of the situation in the vicinity of Donetsk and surrounding localities, which had turned into a massive mortar shelling by the night.
Continuous bombardments of the Republic's territory are evidenced by the facts of the enemy's holding activities on restoration of combat capability, whereby replenishment of ammunition stocks of the 92nd separate mechanized brigade's units deployed in the vicinities of Krasnogorovka, Maryinka, Pobeda and Stepnoye localities is being carried out, as well as fuel supply in the localities of Karlovka and Kurakhovo for the provision of mechanized units of the 57th separate mechanized infantry brigade and the 92nd separate mechanized brigade.
Enhanced sniper attacks are noted near the localities of Pesky, Maryinka and Shirokino. Six operating sniper teams armed with NATO standard rifles with increased shooting range were detected. Before the performance of combat missions, they are tasked to conduct a targeted fire on the military and local population of the Republic with a view to provoke us into opening back-fire.
One serviceman of the DPR Armed Forces fell the victim of snipers for the past day, he was killed by a 10.16-mm bullet.
In addition, according to the information received from the inhabitants of Zaitsevo locality in the territory controlled by Ukraine, there was detected the arrival of up to 20 foreign mercenaries to this locality's area. The report says that the arrived English-speaking personnel were armed with sniper rifles and equipment for shooting under night time conditions.
The Ukrainian forces are trying to earn their bloody bonuses against the backdrop of the statements by the country's authorities on an increase in the money allowance for personnel carrying out combat missions. It is distressing to note that the Ukrainian authorities are directing all their efforts to motivate the AFU fighters to kill the people of Donbass, and we bring this information to international observers.
Head of the DPR Armed Forces press-service Daniil Bezsonov, official translation by DONi News Agency