Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 07/13/2017

The Ukrainian party continues violating the ceasefire during the so-called "harvest truce".

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy targeted 13 localities’ areas with 11 artillery shells of 122-mm calibre, seven tank shells, as well as 15 mortar shells of 120mm calibre and 72 rounds of 82mm calibre.

In the Mariupol direction, there were shelled five localities’ areas, on which the enemy launched 17 artillery shells of 122-mm calibre, seven tank shells, and five rounds of 82-mm calibre.

In the Gorlovka direction, three localities’ area underwent massive shellings from grenade launchers and small arms from the AFU side.

In general, over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed 35 violations of the ceasefire.


On the territories controlled by Kiev, SBU forces conduct total surveillance of the local population. In particular, in the Mariupol direction, Ukrainian counterintelligence units conduct wiretapping of residents' telephone conversations. At that, special attention is paid to intercepting telephone calls of Ukrainian citizens to their relatives living in the DPR.

Many cases are recorded where ordinary domestic conversations with the loved ones are used by the Security Service of Ukraine as the basis for accusing Ukrainian citizens of "complicity with the militia". The fabricated criminal cases are subsequently used by the Security Service to oppress and blackmail civilians.

For the same Gestapo activities, the inspection teams led by the first deputy head of the Security Service, who personally oversees the recruitment of citizens and their forceful cooperation with special services, arrived in the operational tactical group "Donetsk".


Also, according to our sources' information, a group of journalists from Ukrainian news agencies arrived in the so-called 'ATO' zone. Headquarters of 'ATO' set task before commanders of the 72 and 92 separate mechanised brigade: to prepare and carry out provocations with shelling of settlements. And in the future, Ukrainian journalists will demonstrate the results of these shelling with accusations of the DPR Armed Forces in this. 

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