Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 05/11/2017

Over the past day, there were registered 37 occasions of ceasefire violations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 25 of which occurred in the Donetsk direction. 46 artillery projectiles of 122mm calibre, 32 tank rounds and 447 mortar shells, including 136 shells of 120mm calibre, were launched onto the areas of the localities of Yasinovataya, Yakovlevka, Mineralnoye, the former airport, the Kirovsky, Kuibyshevsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk. As a result of the bombardments, three residential houses sustained damage in Donetsk, on Mirgorod, Rustaveli and Chekhov Streets.

In the Mariupol direction, there were registered 11 violations. At that, the enemy launched 47 mortar shells of 120mm calibre onto the areas of the localities of Kominternovo, Oktyabr, Leninskoye, Sakhanka, and Bezymennoye.

Ukrainian punitive forces actively apply infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers’ cannons, portable and automatic grenade launchers, and small arms along the entire contact line, including against the area of Zaitsevo locality in the Gorlovka direction.

One soldier of the DPR armed forces was killed as a result of AFU shellings.


The military and political authorities of Ukraine continue doing their best to preserve the active phase of the conflict. Thus, in view of the lack of interest among the AFU soldiers in the continuation of hostilities, authorities of the so-called ‘ATO’ zone actively send troops of the National Guard and the Right Sector, known for their savagery and cruelty, to the advanced positions.

For instance, according to our reconnaissance, during the rotation of the 30th separate mechanized brigade for the 28th brigade in the Mariupol direction, in the vicinities of Volnovakha locality, and in the responsibility zone of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade, in the vicinities of Avdeyevka locality, the front cover is entrusted to the Right Sector, and in the responsibility zone of the 92nd separate mechanized brigade, in the vicinities of Maryinka locality, the task of covering the front edge lies with the Aidar unit.

These neo-fascists, stupefied by their commanders’ statements about the absence of responsibility for war crimes committed against civilians, continue sporadically firing at our Republic with prohibited weapons, and terrorizing the local population in the territories, temporarily controlled by Ukraine. For instance, tonight, these neo-Nazi criminals shelled the peaceful localities of Spartak and Mineralnoye to the strains of the Nazi Reich marches played by their sound stations installed near the front edge.

These actions, in addition, are ‘fuelled’ by Yarosh's statements that, should the neo-fascist regime be impaired in Ukraine, another military coup will be held, and the Nazis’ armed units will support it.

All these bombardments occur against the backdrop of the arrival in our Republic of the Deputy Chief Monitor of the SMM, A. Hug. We are wondering WHAT will be stated, after all, in the Mission's reports for these days.

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