Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 03/20/2018

Despite the operating ceasefire regime, the Ukrainian militants continued to violate the truce, endangering the lives and health of citizens of our Republic.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy engaged a ZU-23 anti-aircraft gun and large-calibre small arms, firing about 40 pieces of ammunition at the area of Krasny Oktyabr settlement.


Our intelligence recorded the AFU's preparation for another provocation.

Thus, at present, a commission from the operational tactical group "Donetsk" is inspecting field artillery depots subordinated to the armed formations in the occupied territories of the Donetsk region. The commission assesses the holding of storage of ammunition, protection and defense, and fire safety at storage facilities.

In the period from 19 to 21 March, the inspection, which includes representatives of the Special Operations Forces, disguised under a cover story, is to check a warehouse of tube, rocket and missile artillery ordnance of the 30th separate mechanized brigade.

According to the information we received from a reliable source, the true purpose of the audit is to select a field artillery warehouse, which will be destroyed by the AFU special forces with a view to subsequently accuse a secret subversive group of the DPR Armed Forces of this sabotage. We do not exclude that for false evidence of our Armed Forces' involvement in this incident to be found, remains of "saboteurs" from among the people who had been abducted earlier by the AFU militants, will be identified on the explosion and fire site.

We associate such actions with the desire of the Poroshenko’s criminal regime to create another fake evidence for accusing us of terrorism in the eyes of the global community. And also to create occasions for begging patrons from Europe and the United States for another supplies of ammunition and weapons.

At the same time, we do not rule out that the weapons written off for the terrorist act will be sold to international terrorist organizations operating in the Middle East and Africa, as it happened after the explosions at the warehouses in Balakleya.

I officially declare that the Armed Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic do not sink to terror and sabotage, as the occupation gangs of Ukraine do.

We draw attention to the fact that any statements accusing us of terrorism and sabotage are intentionally false and all the evidence is falsified.

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