Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 09/09/2017

Last night, the AFU decided to make a "gift" devoted to the Day of Liberation of Donbass from the German-fascist invaders to the Republic and once again proved that they were well-deserved successor of Nazism and adherents of Bandera ideology.

Altogether, over the past 24 hours there were registered 49 ceasefire violations on the part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). 

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy applied artillery, mortars, IFVs, armored vehicles and small arms. 13 projectiles of 122mm caliber, 49 mortar-shells of 120mm caliber and 211 mortar-shells were launched on the territories of 12 localities and their nearby areas. 

As a result of the shelling at the order of the commander of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade, war criminal Sokolov, two house buildings in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk City at the address: Zelyony Gai Street, 16 and Lugovskoi, 41 sustained damages. One of the houses burnt down. As a result of the enemy’s sniper-groups’ work in the locality of Krutaya Balka, one civilian Pisotsky Vladimir Eduardovich born in 1972 was wounded.  
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy conducted fire on the localities of Oktyabr and Leninskoye with grenade launchers and small arms. 

In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy shelled one locality with IFVs, grenade launchers and small arms. 
Besides, as a result of the mortar-shelling of our positions, one DPR Armed Forces serviceman was wounded. 

Despite the loud statements by the leadership of Ukraine on bringing the Armed Forces to NATO standards in catering for servicemen, the servicemen of the 59th separate infantry brigades of the AFU, who are on the front line, received low-quality products. What led to massive poisoning of the military personnel. Servicemen openly express discontent and threats against their commanders and food suppliers. The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had to send a complex commission to conduct an audit and an investigation concerning this fact.

The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues using heavy weapons near the line of delimitation to carry out regular provocations.

Our intelligence has established the arrival of the units of the 28th separate mechanized brigade of the AFU on the advanced positions in the area of the settlement of Granitnoe. In particular, for the formation of a maneuverable artillery group, three units of self-propelled howitzers 2C1 "Gvozdika" of 122-mm caliber arrived to conduct provocative shelling of the DPR territory.

Thus, the Ukrainian leadership continues adhering to its own unrecognized interpretation of the peace agreements which in practice means ignoring all obligations undertaken and continuing daily shelling of the positions of the DPR Armed Forces and populated areas of the Republic with the types of weapons banned by the Minsk accords.

This week, after the statement of the deputy commander of the ground forces, Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Nikitenko, on the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would not be able to fight against Russia, since it is a Great Power, and also that Ukrainian volunteers are "thieves and looters who fled cowardly from Ilovaisk", the chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces withdrew him from the "ATO" zone for conducting politicized proceedings. These statements are announced by high-ranking officials of the Ukrainian army not for the first time, and are the evidence of the fact that the power structures of Ukraine in Donbas are fighting only against their own people. And the Ukrainian Army has not dealt with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation yet.

In addition, according to the statement of the chief of the General Staff of the AFU Muzhenko, the force withdrawal of the volunteer battalions from the AFU zone will begin in the nearest future, due to the inability to tolerate their crimes against the civilian population, as well as frequent skirmishes with the AFU units. This decision may provoke a wave of new conflicts between the units of Ukrainian nationalists that are not under the control of the "ATO" command and the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine implementing the orders of the military authorities.

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