Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 04/05/2018

Over the past 24 hours, in the Donetsk direction, Ukrainian occupation forces shelled areas of three settlements, the enemy fired from 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.

In the Gorlovka direction, Zaitsevo was attacked by the troops, on which they launched 20 mortar shells of 120 and 82-mm calibres.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy attacked Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Dzerzhinskoye and Sakhanka from mortars with the caliber of 82-mm, grenade launchers and small arms.

In total, over 24 hours Ukrainian armed gangs broke the truce 15 times.


Our reconnaissance has received documents in which the commander of rocket troops and artillery of Ukraine war criminal V. Yu. Gorbylev lists a number of new requirements for artillery units in the OOF zone (operation of the occupation forces). Thus, in the conduct of combat shooting, in addition to carrying out the tasks of destroying objects in our territory, it is required to train the creation of fire corridors and the setting of a mobile barrage. At the same time, units commit to actively use drones and artillery reconnaissance means. Also the document calls for any increase in the effectiveness of fire strikes to consider any targets for destruction, as areal ones, in order to cause maximum damage, including civilian objects.

Artillery commanders are assigned the task of independent selecting of targets in the area of the fire attack, which are not required to be coordinated with the separate task force's command. In fact, the responsibility for criminal shelling of the territory of the Republic is shifted to commanders of specific units, which will be taken into account when collecting evidence for the ICC and ECHR on war crimes of the commanders of the AFU and the NGU.


Window dressing in Ukraine has long been at the international level.

So, according to our intelligence, yesterday Avdeyevka was visited by a French-Ukrainian inter-parliamentary relations group of the French National Assembly. The war criminal Vishnevsky personally escorted and showed the positions of the units of the 95th assault brigade personally. The visit to Avdeyevka lasted from 11.30 to 14.00.

It is noteworthy that before 11 am the enemy actively provoked us to open fire, attacking our positions from small arms with heavy machine guns.

It is clear that this was done for the sole purpose - to demonstrate to the French partners how the "evil" DPR Armed Forces fire on the "poor" Ukrainian "dark pink bucket hats".

However, our fighters did not succumb to provocations and observed the "Easter truce".

For the failure of the provocation, the command of the "dark pink bucket hats" received penalties from Vishnevsky, which drove the 95th brigade fighters, immediately after the departure of foreigners, in revenge to shell the territory of the DPR from automatic and hand-held grenade launchers.

Head of the DPR Armed Forces' Press Service Daniil Bezsonov, official translation by DONi News Agency