Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 03/10/2018

Over the past day, the Ukrainian invaders once again violated the agreement on the ceasefire observance.

In the Donetsk direction, the area of Dokuchayevsk settlement was bombarded, the enemy engaged grenade launchers and small arms against it.

In total, there was registered one violation of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian occupants.

The American curators continue to inspect the controlled Ukrainian military command and units in the so-called ATO zone. A military delegation of the United States and Canada led by the representative of the training mission of the US Special Operations Forces of the US Armed Forces was detected operating at the headquarters of the operational-tactical group "Donetsk", and in the vicinities of Granitnoye and Shirokino settlements.

The arrival of foreign experts, specializing in carrying out especially important operations and having real combat experience, in the Mariupol direction, once again confirms our information on the plans of the criminal Ukrainian authorities and the occupation command to destabilize the situation in the armed conflict zone.

The sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue their attempts to covertly enter our positions, conduct reconnaissance and capture our servicemen. Recently, such actions of the enemy have been detected in the Gorlovka direction, in the vicinity of Zaitsevo settlement.

Earlier, on March 2, 2018, a Ukrainian special operations forces' sabotage and reconnaissance group in the responsibility zone of the 36th separate marine brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinity of Oktyabr settlement also captured, tortured and brutally killed a serviceman of the DPR Armed Forces. The Ukrainian special services are trying to use all methods, including psychological pressure and physical impact, to use captured servicemen to discredit the DPR Armed Forces.

Taking advantage of the ceasefire agreement, the Ukrainian side continues to build up the grouping of troops, meanwhile, the enemy openly violates the Minsk agreements, regarding the withdrawal of heavy weapons, without even trying to conceal these facts.

Combat firing exercises of the brigade artillery group of the 30th separate mechanized brigade, including practicing fire support to the advancing troops, were held at the polygon near Bogoyavlenka settlement of the Maryinka District, 24 km away from the contact line.

In addition, offensive training sessions were held in the engineering and demining units in the so-called ATO zone throughout the week, which also confirms the aggressive intentions of the Ukrainian invaders.

It is senseless to appeal to the minds of Ukrainian politicians and generals. The experience of the four-year war has more than once confirmed this. Therefore, I appeal to ordinary Ukrainian soldiers, who are to be involved in another adventure. I know that you can now hear me. They are planning to throw you into another bloody meat grinder, the final result of which is predetermined and will be the same as in all previous failed operations under the leadership of Muzhenko and his accomplices.

The Armed Forces and all power structures of the Donetsk People's Republic are ready for any possible scenario.

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