Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 11/13/2017

The situation on the contact line remains tense.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used mortars, various types of grenade launchers and small arms. 296 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres were fired at ten localities' adjacent areas.

In the Mariupol direction, the AFU units launched 40 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres onto three localities’ areas.

In the Gorlovka direction, the AFU units shelled the areas of Zaitsevo, Ozeryanovka and Mikhailovskoye localities with various types of grenade launchers and small arms.

In total, over the past day, there were registered 42 violations of the ceasefire regime on the part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The enemy does not cease the terror of civilians, continuing targeted shelling of localities of our Republic.

Thus, yesterday, at 18:15, the AFU units bombarded Oktyabr locality with 120-mm mortar shells from the direction of Pishchevik locality, launching up to ten rounds. As a result of a direct hit of one of the shells in a transformer cabin, a power outage occurred in the localities of Oktyabr, Kulikovo, partially Krasnoarmeiskoye (7 streets).

Dokuchayevsk localiy also came under the AFU strike, where a high-voltage wire was broken as a result of the shelling, due to which, houses were cut off power supply on Vladimir Krepky Street, 47 to 55.

In addition, a gas pipeline was damaged as a result of the bombardment in Yasinovataya locality, on Pobedy Street, 42.


As we can see, the enemy does not abandon attempts to create conditions to leave residents of our Republic without electricity and gas supply during the cold season.

The 2nd mechanized battalion of the 28th separate mechanized brigade and the 1st battalion of the 25th separate airborne brigade, ignoring all the rules of warfare and the coming cold wave, kept destroying infrastructure facilities in the territory of our Republic.

The command of these units of the AFU once again adopted the tactics of terror. The notorious terrorist organizations the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda resort to the same tactics, namely, the creation of unbearable conditions for civilians in the territory of the enemy.

In this regard, we urge the world community to resolutely condemn the terrorist methods of fighting applied by the Ukrainian authorities against the inhabitants of Donbass.


At the same time, our reconnaissance reports active supply of ammunition to artillery units and MLRS to the 28th separate mechanized brigade, which is deployed in the Mariupol direction.

We would like to draw the attention of representatives of the OSCE SMM to this fact and check the availability of prohibited weapons – large-calibre artillery and MLRS installations in the responsibility zone of this brigade. This can prevent bloody provocations by the AFU in the south of our Republic, and to save civilians from the aggression of the Ukrainian punishers.

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