Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 02/12/2018

Over the past day, the enemy enhanced the shelling of the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic, while more actively used infantry fighting vehicles.

In the Donetsk direction, the areas of Spartak, Alexandrovka, Dokuchayevsk and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk were targeted with three mortar shells of 82-mm calibre, as well as various grenade launchers, IFV cannons and small arms.

In the Gorlovka direction, the AFU hit the area of Zaitsevo with nine 120-mm mortar shells and five of the 82-mm calibre.

In the Mariupol direction, settlements of Kominternovo, Dzerzhynskoye were subjected to shelling. The foe applied mortars of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres, having fired 15 shells at the localities, also applying grenade launchers and small arms.

A total of nine violations of the cease-fire regime by the AFU were recorded in the course of the past 24 hours.


Today, at 8.25, from the position of the 54 separate mechanised brigade in the area of the settlement of Novoluganskoye, the enemy, with all the inherent cruelty, bombarded Dolomitnoye settlement.

In the divisions of the 54 separate mechanised brigade, the work of the inspection commission of the AFU General Staff was noted. Within the framework of this check, exercises with the command of the 54 brigade are planned for today. The commander of this brigade, the war criminal Maystrenko, decided to conduct the exercises in the conditions closest to the combat ones. In this regard, in violation of the Minsk agreements, intensive bombardment of the settlement is under way. At the moment, 12 120-mm shells and 45 82-mm mortar shells were launched. The destruction of the civilian infrastructure and those affected among the civilian population are not reported.


On the night of 10 to 11 February, from the positions of the occupants of the 25 AFU separate airborne brigade, the territory of the Donetsk filtering station was mortar-fired. One ordnance broke the roof of the water purification building and burst inside. The second one exploded near the utility room, glass is damaged. Only by a lucky chance there were no casualties among the station's employees. The supply of water to the territory of the Republic and to the settlements occupied by Kiev is carried out in the regular mode.

This is far from being the first attempt on the part of the AFU to disrupt the functioning of civil infrastructure facilities, including the DFS, and to create a humanitarian catastrophe, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without water. The fact that the leadership of Ukraine in every possible way ignores the calls of the OSCE to withdraw units from objects of life support of settlements and civilians is disappointing.


The arrival in Krasnogorovka of snipers of up to 10 people is recorded. The action of five sniper pairs is marked in the responsibility area of the 30 separate mechanised brigade in the area from Krasnogorovka to Maryinka, in the immediate vicinity of the Donetsk outskirts. Thus, the Ukrainian military command again jeopardises the lives of civilians. The sad experience shows that the Ukrainian snipers do not think much about the choice of the target, but pull the trigger regardless of whether the serviceman is in front of them or an innocent civilian.

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