Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 01/14/2018

The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic hasn’t changed in the past day.

In the Donetsk direction, six mortar shells of 120-mm calibre were launched by the enemy on Yasinovataya locality, as well as 17 mortar ammos of 82-mm on the Petrovsky district of Donetsk and the airport area; the enemy also resorted to small arms.

In the Gorlovka direction, the areas of Verkhnetoretskoye locality was targeted from IFV cannons, small arms, grenade launchers.

In the Mariupol direction, AFU units targeted four settlements with 27 mortar rounds of 82-mm calibre, grenade launchers and small arms.

In total, over the past 24 hours, 11 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded.

One serviceman was wounded during the defence of the Republic.


We continue to record strengthening of the confrontation between the servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and representatives of nationalist illegal armed groups of Ukraine.

So, according to our reconnaissance, in the settlements of Gladosovo and Metallist (Travnevoye), snipers of the special operations forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces target Ukrainian nationalists occupying positions on the front line of defence. We have already reported that in November 2017 in these settlements from the friendly artillery fire and the actions of snipers of the SBU from the Ukrainian side 16 representatives of the Aidar battalion were killed. One of the reasons for such a daring getting rid of uncontrolled nationalists this time was the statements of some activists of Ukrainian radical groups about the lack of benefit in the return of Donbass to Kiev's control, as well as the need to divide this territory according to the "Korean scenario."

In addition, we have information about the blow up on January 11 of a combat vehicle in the zone of responsibility of the 28th separate mechanized brigade in its minefield set by the Nazis of the Right Sector, whose headquarters are located in the vicinity of the settlement of Dmitrovka.

At the same time, the command of the 28th brigade criminally conspired with the commander of this nationalist unit, and hides from the higher headquarters the fact of the loss of the armoured car and the death of three servicemen. Currently, the commander of the brigade is O.V. Zubovsky set a task before the subordinates: to conduct permanent shelling of the territory of the Republic, to provoke us to return fire, and then present these losses as combat ones from enemy shelling.

Our servicemen are warned about the preparation and conduct of provocation and do not succumb to it.

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