Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 10/10/2017

Over the past 24 hours, 30 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, weapons of armored personnel carriers, various grenade launchers, and small arms. 20 mortar shells of 82-mm calibre were launched on 11 localities and the surrounding areas. As a result of the bombardment of Dokuchayevsk, two houses were damaged at the address: Vatutina St., 11/49 and Tsentralnaya St., 93/36.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy engaged fire on the villages of Leninskoye, Sosnovskoye, Dzerzhynskoye, and Kominternovo, having launched on them nine mortar shells of 120-mm calibre and 58 of 82-mm. Various grenade launchers and small arms were also applied.

According to the information available to us, in the vicinity of Maryinka settlement, there were noted the clashes between the militants of the illegal units of the Ukrainian volunteer corps Right Sector and units of the 92 separate mechanised brigade, carrying out the order of the Ukrainian Armed Forces command to disarm the factions uncontrollable by the AFU. This was repeatedly stated by the chief of the General Staff Muzhenko.

In the night of September 8-9, the Right Sector opened fire with mortars, grenade launchers and small arms on servicemen of the 92 separate mechanised brigade, who encircled the deployment place of militants. As a result of the shelling, the AFU units suffered losses: two killed and nine wounded. The wounded were taken to the Vinnitsa Regional Hospital named after Mechnikov.

The country has already developed a critical situation with the treatment of the wounded and sick. Hospitals in Kharkov, Odessa and the Dnepr are overcrowded, a catastrophic shortage of medicines is observed. This is publicly announced by all Ukrainian volunteer organizations, despite the fact that the official Kiev claims that the servicemen do not need anything. This situation is due to increased sanitary losses associated with systematic violations of the elementary requirements for the security of military service.

It is noted that AFU formations' commanders are reluctant to follow the instructions of the General Staff. In some case they do not make efforts to disarm gangs due to the risk of losses among personnel.

Local residents informed us about a case of a mass brawl between units of the 28 separate mechanised brigade and units of the Right Sector in the Granitnoye locality area.

For example, several Right Sector fighters were caught by military men of the 28 separate mechanised brigade during the banal theft of warm clothes, food and other military equipment of the brigade.

The militants were brutally beaten, but the nationalists, who had arrived as the reinforcements, opened fire from small arms and won back their accomplices.

We ask international observers to draw the attention to the fact that the Ukrainian party covers the combat data by accusing the DPR Armed Forces of attacking the AFU positions.

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