Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 09/23/2017

Over the past 24 hours, 21 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, various grenade launchers, and small arms. 17 mortar shells of 82-mm were launched on seven localities and the surrounding areas.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy fired IFV, APC, grenade launchers, and small arms at the settlements of Kominternovo and Sakhanka.

In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy attacked the localities of Dolomitnoye and Zaitsevo from IFV, APC, grenade launchers, and small arms.


Despite financial injections of Western partners into the military budget of Ukraine, Poroshenko continues to travel around the NATO countries with an outstretched hand. Meanwhile, the AFU continue plunging into corruption and fabricating financial reports.

According to the information available to us, the AFU units located in the so-called 'ATO' zone received a large batch of BRDM-2 vehicles allegedly undergone a deep modernization, involving the installation of modern communication systems, but, however, did not solve the problem of the need for major overhaul of old machines.

Accustomed to Poroshenko's tales about the 'strongest' army in Europe, Prosecutor General Lutsenko was greatly surprised to visit the position of the 128 separate mountain infantry brigade. On the engineering equipment of the brigade's positions, billions of hryvnias were allocated, in fact, it turned out to be a cheap imitation of hastily built fortifications. In shock from what he saw, Lutsenko instructed to conduct an investigation into the theft of budget funds allocated for the construction of the second line of defense.

The command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is ready to do anything to hide the facts of the state budget embezzlement, and continue to feed on the ongoing war.

In the of the Novoyanisol locality, controlled by Ukraine with the aim of concealing the shortage of ammunition on the eve of the expected verification, a stock of rocket and artillery weapons that provided ammunition to the units of the 59 separate mechanized infantry brigade and the 28 separate mechanized brigade was deliberately set on fire. The fact of deliberate arson is also confirmed by the absence of casualties, as all the personnel were evacuated beforehand. And such cases occur every day, at all levels, from the soldier to the commander of the so-called 'ATO' zone. The war will not cease until the command and the personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces ease to perceive it as a profitable business.

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