Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 07/17/2017

The Ukrainian party continues violating the "harvest truce".

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy targeted nine localities’ areas with five artillery shells of 152mm calibre and 24 of 122-mm calibre, 16 tank shells, as well as 75 mortar shells of 120mm calibre and 70 rounds of 82mm calibre.

In the Mariupol direction, there were shelled five localities’ areas, on which the enemy launched 41 artillery shells of 122-mm calibre, and 35 rounds of 82-mm and 120mm calibres.

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 30 violations of the ceasefire.

Fulfilling his duty to protect the Republic, one soldier was killed.

As a result of mortar shelling by the AFU, a house in Staromikhaylovka locality, the Kirovsky district of Donetsk, along Dnepropetrovskaya Street, 32, was destroyed.

I want to note that recently this is the second hit on this address, on the first time a man was killed.

Last week, we detained a saboteur who was tasks by the curators from the Security Service to monitor objects, preparing and conducting a series of bloody terrorist acts in the city of Dokuchayevsk. He was a resident of the Volnovakhsky district, previously convicted, whom the SBU forced to cooperate, threatening to bring up fabricated criminal cases. Thanks to the vigilance of the republican citizens, the criminal plans of the Kiev regime were not destined to come true.

Unfortunately, the alarming events that have taken place recently confirm once again all the prooflessness of Kiev's statements about adherence to the Minsk agreements. The increasing frequency applied terrorist methods of waging war against their own people in Donbas becomes the norm for the command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Ukrainian special services.

Our intelligence service noted the arrival in the Dzerzhinsk area of Ukrainian journalists tasked, together with press officers of the tactical groups, to prepare fake news and production stories allegedly confirming the bombardment by the DPR army's artillery of the territory controlled by the AFU.

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