Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 09/11/2017

Over the past 24 hours there were registered 32 ceasefire violations on the part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).  
 
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy applied mortars, IFVs, armored vehicles and small arms. 38 mortar-shells of 82mm and 120mm caliber were launched on the territories of nine localities and their nearby areas. 
 
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy launched 4 mortar-shells of 82mm caliber on the outskirts of the localities of Leninskoye, Sakhanka and Kominternovo. Besides, the enemy actively applied various kinds of grenade launchers and small arms. 
 
In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy launched nine mortar-shells of 82mm caliber on the outskirts of the locality of Zaitsevo and Dolomitnoye. The locality of Mikhailovka was shelled with IFVs and small arms. 
 
The Commission for collecting Facts of War Crimes assessed the damage to the residential buildings in the locality of Yasnoye caused by the shelling conducted by the AFU units on September 10. The investigative bodies of the Republic are preparing to open a criminal case on this fact. In general, the DPR has established work to collect evidence of the Ukrainian military’s genocide against civilians and send applications to the International Criminal Court, materials to the European Court of Human Rights and human rights organizations.

According to the information available to us, the 3rd AFU special purpose regiment after the end of the accelerated training on the Yavorovsky range was sent to the so-called "ATO" zone. The regiment has sniper rifles of the NATO standard with a caliber of 10.2 mm and 12.7 mm, with an increased range of firing up to 2 kilometers.

Accelerated retraining and rearmament is connected with the planning of a new wave of provocations with the use of sniper armament directed against our servicemen and civilians. Ukrainian punishers rely on the fact that their actions on the genocide against the population of Donbass using sniper weapons can’t be recorded by international observers. But I'm ready to disappoint the punishers. Every criminal action of the Ukrainian military is recorded by us, and the materials are subsequently sent to international judicial instances.

In the vicinity of the settlement of Krasnogorovka there was detected the arrival of two tank platoons. There was also recorded the arrival of a UK mercenary platoon at the positions of the 46th special battalion of the 92nd separate mechanized brigade. 

American and British mercenaries are openly photographed themselves, discussing the AFU training process in social networks and giving interviews to Ukrainian TV channels. According to the idea of the Kiev leadership, such a presence should enhance the fighting spirit of war-weary servicemen.
 
However, the whole complex of measures applied by the Ukrainian leadership can’t change the disintegration of the army, as well as the opinion of the population on the fact that the Kiev military are fighting against the people. 
 
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin official translation by DONi News Agency