Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 11/12/2017

The situation on the contact line remains tense.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used various mortars, various grenade launchers, and small arms. 190 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres were launched on 13 localities and the surrounding areas.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy applied 152-mm artillery against the locality of Kominternovo, having launched six ordnances. Besides, the areas of four localities were targeted with 96 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres.

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

In total, over the past 24 hours, 43 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded.


The enemy does not stop the terror of civilians, continuing to shell settlements of our Republic.

Feeling imaginary impunity, lieutenant colonel E. Mamedov. (commander of the 4th division of the 40th separate airborne brigade) yesterday gave another criminal order to open fire from 152-mm artillery systems at residential areas of Kominternovo locality. At 16.40 Ukrainian punishes fired six artillery shells at Kominternovo. Fortunately, the victims were avoided among the population.


It is important to note that the AFU's artillery fire is adjusted using unmanned aerial vehicles. One of these was shot down by our servicemen yesterday in the vicinity of Peski settlement during mortar shelling from the positions of the 57 separate mechanised brigade at 16 o'clock with 82-mm mortars. It is noteworthy that immediately after the destruction of the UAV the bombardment ceased.

I present to your attention the remains of an unmanned aerial vehicle, with the help of which the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces conducted fire adjustment during the shelling of the DPR territory.

We recall that the use of unmanned vehicles is prohibited by the Minsk agreements. But the Ukrainian party has long forgotten about their existence, which once again confirms the lack of interest in ending this fratricidal war.


In addition, our reconnaissance marks the arrival at the Mariupol direction of the 501 separate marine corps battalion of the 36 separate marine brigade, presumably for the rotation of units of the 1st separate marine battalion.

The 501 battalion, being in the so-called 'ATO' zone the previous time, showed itself in not the best light in terms of compliance with the Minsk agreements, as well as the commission of war crimes against civilians.

At that, citizens of not only our Republic, but also of territories controlled by Ukraine suffered from these disaster-riflemen.

One can at least recall the rape and murder of two girls in Pavlopol and the looting of liquor stores and stalls near Mariupol in the spring of this year, which were done by servicemen of the 501 battalion.

Thus, the arrival of another batch of mental 'warriors' will only exacerbate an already difficult situation near the contact line in the Mariupol direction.

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