The situation on the contact line remains tense.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy fired 16 missiles of 152-mm calibre, 175 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres at ten localities' adjacent areas. Various types of grenade launchers and small arms were also applied for shelling.
In the Mariupol direction, the AFU units fired nine mortar shells of 120-mm calibre at the area of Leninskoye locality.
In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy shelled three localities with grenade launchers and small arms.
Four houses were damaged as a result of the criminal bombardments of Zaitsevo locality from the positions of the 54th brigade of the AFU (under commander Maistrenko).
In total, over the past 24 hours, there were registered 41 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Force.
Today, as a result of a purposeful shelling of the residential areas of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk from the Maryinka area from the positions of the 1st mechanized battalion, of the 30th brigades of the AFU (under brigade commander — military criminal Garaz) with the application of 120-mm mortars and heavy machine guns, a civilian, born in 1984, was injured while driving a utility vehicle. Under the incessant fire by the enemy it was managed to evacuate the victim to a hospital where he received medical care.
The vehicle itself caught fire due to the shelling. At the same time, the Ukrainian forces did not allow to extinguish the cargo vehicle, opening fire on everyone who approached it.
Information on casualties and destructions continues being clarified.
Our intelligence revealed a number of signs evidencing the Ukrainian forces' preparation for provocative actions. A plan was also obtained, according to which the SBU intends to provoke the AFU into active combat operations from December 8 to December 15. The haste is caused by the consideration of the law "On the reintegration of the Donbass" by the Verkhovna Rada in the end of December, according to which the powers over the operation will be delegated to the head of the General Staff of the AFU.
In the indicated period, the SBU intends to provoke massive shelling of the DPR territory and the seizure of separate sections of the DPR Armed Forces' defense on the contact line, with the help of the commanders of the AFU and nationalist battalions controlled by the special services. According to the SBU management, a lightning operation with a victorious result must be carried out. Its purpose is to demonstrate the success of the SBU against the backdrop of unsuccessful provocations carried out by the Ukrainian military and the losses incurred by the AFU in the vicinity of Frunze locality and the Gladosovo pocket. Along with that, it is to prove to the government and parliamentarians that it is inexpedient to transfer the control over the operation from the Security Service to the General Staff.
The following main sites for conducting provocations are identified in the secret plan of the SBU: the Svetlodarsk bulge, the area of Zaitsevo-Novolugansk localities, the area of Verkhnetoretskoye — Donetsk Filtering Station, Avdeyevka industrial zone, the areas of Petrovskoye and Sakhanka-Kominternovo localities. Also, it is worth noting that the SBU plan provisions blocking sensible initiatives of the AFU command in order to discredit the latter.
This comes connected with the proposals of the SBU management in the Donetsk region to disconnect all cellular communications into a 50-km distance into the territory of Ukraine. In this zone, it is planned to conduct demonstrative cleansings of the population and counterintelligence activities against the persons who are unfavourable to the SBU, as well as to detain appointed "saboteurs."
Along with that, our intelligence has received data on the arrival of a film crew of the ICTV television channel for the preparation of the production videos ordered by the SBU in view of the provocations that are being prepared. The composition of the crew and their tasks are known to us. Therefore, we want to immediately disappoint journalists who are going to make fakes, all your materials will be exposed in advance. Despite the fact that this group has even passed an internship to prepare fake stories in Greece and is supervised by the SBU counterintelligence department.
We are ready for this development of events and are capable of repelling the enemy, especially on the sites where the Ukrainian security officials are preparing provocations. In this regard, we urge the Ukrainian side to solve its internal political problems without unleashing hostilities. Otherwise, a failure in the 'ATO' zone is ahead for both the AFU and the SBU.
Our intelligence registers a significant reduction in the moral and psychological state of Ukrainian servicemen due to the entry of the 54th separate mechanized brigade into the Gladosovo pocket and significant losses, which are concealed by the Ukrainian command from the public. At the same time, the press officers of the 'ATO' headquarters in informal conversations and correspondence with controlled journalists confirm the number of the AFU servicemen killed in Gladosovo and Metallist (Travnevoye) that I stated on Sunday.
Such failed operations of the AFU significantly undermine combat spirits and morale of Ukrainian servicemen. Thus, according to the information published in open sources, the number of suicides and deaths of Ukrainian soldiers in the AFU units deployed in the 'ATO' zone amounted to 26 persons in November.
At the same time, according to our intelligence, only in the 54th AFU brigade non-combat casualties amounted to 31 servicemen in November, at that, 17 of them occurred only for the period from November 22. All of this is the consequences of the failed "operation" of the AFU outside Gorlovka, during which the Ukrainian forces had so many fighters filled for the sake of the promotion of the false success.
Thus, irrational decisions by the Ukrainian command and political contradictions between the heads of the security forces lead to new defeats of the AFU on the frontline.
We urge Ukrainian servicemen to refrain from taking part in the adventures of their unprofessional command, which does not spare the losses among its subordinates. The fact that the DPR intelligence is aware of the situation in the responsibility zone of Armed Forces of the Donetsk Republic has been proved more than once, and a sudden AFU strike is out of the question, and thus a defeat is guaranteed for the Ukrainian army.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency