Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 11/11/2017

The situation on the contact line remains tense.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used artillery, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), mortars, various types of grenade launchers and small arms. 14 artillery projectiles of 122-mm calibre, 124 mortar shells of 120-mm calibre and 218 of 82-mm calibre, one anti-tank guided missile were fired at 14 localities' adjacent areas.

In the Mariupol direction, the AFU units engaged 152-mm artillery on the territory of the Kominternovo locality, firing five rounds. As a result, two houses were damaged in the village, and five localities were cut off power supply. In addition, the enemy launched 46 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres onto three localities’ adjacent areas.

In the Gorlovka direction, the AFU units shelled the areas of Zaitsevo, Golmovsky and Panteleimonovka localities with grenade launchers and small arms.

In total, over the past day, there were registered 57 violations of the ceasefire regime on the part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The enemy continues terrorizing the civilian population of our Republic, conducting targeted bombardments of infrastructure facilities.

For instance, according to our intelligence, yesterday's attack with application of 152-mm artillery against the territory Kominternovo village was inflicted by artillerymen of the 4th division of the 40th separate artillery brigade. The shelling was personally led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamedov, commander of the battalion.

The strike was intended against a high-voltage power transmission line mast. The tower being destroyed, the localities of Kominternovo, Dzerzhinskoye, Leninskoye, Novaya Tavriya, Zaichenko are still without power supply.

These were deliberate actions of the punishers, aimed at genocide of the population of Donbass, especially in the run-up to the cold season.

The criminal actions by the official will not go unnoticed. We are collecting evidence of the direct guilt of Ukrainian criminals. And at one point, each of them will be detained when leaving Ukraine, based on the decisions of international courts.

Along with that, our intelligence service noted the arrival of a commission to conduct a final inspection of the the 28th separate mechanized brigade of the AFU, occupying the defense zone from Granitnoye to Novotroitskoye locality in Mariupol direction.

We can predict an increase in the number of bombardments on this site, where the soldiers of the AFU may demonstrate all their brutal qualities to the commission members.

Also, we have received data on the arrival of the commander of this brigade, Colonel Zenchenko O.V., at the responsibility zone of the 3rd battalion 25 separate airborne brigade, outside Avdeyevka.

We do not exclude that the presence of the brigade commander in the responsibility zone of the 3rd battalion is aimed at preparing another provocation against the inhabitants of the DPR localities and the territories, temporarily controlled by the AFU.

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