Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 08/08/2017

The Ukrainian party keeps on violating the truce, applying heavy weapons, too.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used large-caliber artillery, as well as mortars. 11 localities’ areas and their suburbs were targeted with 11 artillery projectiles of 122-mm and 152-mm calibre, 109 mortar shells of 120-mm calibre and 82-mm calibre.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy actively applied grenade launchers and small arms when attacking six localities and their suburbs.

In total, over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed 36 violations of the ceasefire.

As a result of shelling by the AFU, a Yasinovataya railway depot received partial damage.

When defending the Republic, one soldier perished.


The leadership of the National Police of Ukraine is concerned about the increasing flow of illegal arms and ammunition trafficking from the so-called 'ATO' zone, and as a result, a sharp increase in crime in the country.

As I already informed, most of the contraband goes through Ukrainian volunteers, who are moving freely in the so-called 'ATO' zone. It is not uncommon for servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to carry out deals directly, without intermediaries, by selling arms and ammunition to organized criminal groups.

Among the foremost workers of illegal business are servicemen of the 72 separate mechanised brigade. The savviest soldiers of this brigade are using the services of the Ukrainian company "Nova Pochta" (New Post) for the transfer of weapons.

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