DPR Defence Ministry: Situation Report, 24.10.2015

The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic remains tense. There were 6 ceasefire violations by the Ukrainian pseudo-heroes.

Gorlovka was fired with small arms and grenade machine guns from the positions of the nationalist battalions from the direction of Novgorodskoe and Mayorsk settlements. Naberezhnoe settlement was fired with heavy machine guns.

The DPR's intelligence continues to record the facts of the violations of Minsk agreements on the withdrawal of weapons over 100 mm calibre from the contact line.

So, the arrival of 6 units of MRLS BM-21 "Grad" in the town of Selidovo (29 km away from the contact line) was detected. The approach march of 7 self-propelled artillery systems' column in the direction of the settlement Ostry (11 km away from the contact line) was observed. The location of 3 self-propelled artillery systems was detected in the settlement of Granitnoe (500 m away from the contact line). 3 MRLS units were detected in the settlement of Gnutovo (8 km away from the contact line) protected by armored vehicles and infantry fighting vehicles.

The revitalization of nationalist battalions along the contact line should be noted. So, the concentration of the "Right sector" personnel (100 members) was detected in the settlement of Verkhnetoretskoe in the area of railway crossing. The arrival of 5 tanks with the flags of above mentioned organization in the area of Novoselovka-Vtoraya was recorded.

We regret to note that the military command of Ukraine left at the mercy of nationalist battalions the checkpoints along the contact line where they show their vile nature. Doing everything to create multi-kilometer queues they are extorting money, robbing and mocking the people forcing them to take off their clothes, showing their arrogance and unpermissiveness, thus engendering hatred among civilians.

Vice-Commander Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency