Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 05/16/2017

Over the past day, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have significantly reduced the number of shelling on the Republic's territory. 29 violations of the cease-fire regime were recorded, of which 19 violations were recorded in the Donetsk direction.

From the units' positions of the 72 separate mechanised brigade the enemy engages fire on Spartak locality, at that, it launched six 122 mm artillery and five tank shells, as well as 73 mortar rounds of different calibres. Mortar bombardment also targeted the localities of Zhabichevo and Yasinovataya, the enemy fired 16 rounds of 82 mm calibre when shelling these localities.

In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy's use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk accords was recorded in the vicinity of Zaitsevo settlement, where mortar squadron of the 53 separate mechanised brigade fired at the settlement nine mortar rounds of 82 mm calibre.

In addition, Ukrainian punishers over the past day used weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, various types of grenade launchers and small arms in all directions.

According to our reconnaissance's data, the enemy reduced the activity of bombardments on the territory of the Republic in order to strengthen its positions and deliver ammunition to heavy weapons.

Near Kalchik (17 km from the contact line) – there was detected the arrival of ten tanks;

Near Verkhnetoretskoye (4 km from the contact line) – there was detected the arrival of four tanks;

Near Avdeyevka (5 km from the contact line) – there was detected the arrival of three tanks;

Notably, the enemy carries out works on the additional equipping of engineering and fortification structures along the entire contact line.

In addition, the arrival in the locality of Slavyansk of a train with 20 wagonfuls with artillery, mortar and rocket ammunition was recorded.


Due to the increased number of appeals to the military prosecutor's offices and human rights organizations from servicemen of the 36 separate marines brigade related to poor-quality material support, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces sent a commission to the separate tactical grouping "Mariupol" with the task of verifying the facts of misuse of ammunition, fuel products, and violation of sanitary-epidemiological norms, which entail an increase in the number of infectious diseases among servicemen.

This was to be expected from the army, in which the Army signals' chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces appeals to public organizations to purchase 100,000 radio stations more for the army, volunteers raise money in the shopping centers to supply military personnel, and humanitarian aid is given not to affected civilians, but to soldiers on the forefront.

In addition, the military and political leadership of Ukraine continues discrediting itself in the eyes of its servicemen and the public by false reports in the media.

So, another loud revelation has been published, accusing us of bombardment of Avdeyevka locality and victims among civilians on May 13.

Dear versemongers and fake makers of Ukraine, before preparing such eye-openers, take the trouble to study physics or at least ballistics. In order to eliminate illiteracy among you, I will inform you that a 122-mm projectile fired, according to your statement, from our republic's side cannot change its direction half a meter from the target by 90 degrees.

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