Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 12/11/2017

The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains tense.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy fired 102 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 59 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres at two localities' areas, along with that applying various types of grenade launchers and small arms.

In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy fired 19 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres at two localities' areas, and also resorted to various types of grenade launchers and small arms.

As a result of the AFU shelling of Dokuchayevsk locality, a gas pipeline was damaged on Donetskaya Street.

In total, over the past 24 hours, there were registered 26 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Our intelligence continues registering corruption and thefts in the formations and units of the AFU. Thus, according to information from the headquarters of the 28th AFU brigade, which is deployed in Volnovakha locality, activities for withdrawal of the brigade from the "ATO" zone are planned to take place in the near future. To this end, the brigade commander Zubrovsky has already set before his battalion commanders the task to write off part of the rear assets for gaining profit. In addition, information has been obtained on Zubrovsky's intention to lobby for the awarding of a number of brigade officers by the highest state awards. Funds for the purchase of orders and medals have already been allocated at the expense of proceeds on the arms and drugs trade.

 By agreement with the management at the "ATO" headquarters, the rewarding will take place after the rotation of the brigade. It is already known that the war criminal – commander of the 1st mechanized battalion Krupko, as a particular "combat officer", bought himself the "Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky", and his subordinates will receive more common medals.

Along with that, the source reports that not everyone in the brigade agrees with the distribution of state awards according to the criterion “the one who stole more will receive a higher reward.” Some chiefs and battalion commanders believe that for their real merits they should receive a higher award than "To the Defender of the Fatherland" medal. In this regard, a conflict is brewing the brigade. In particular, the commander of the 28th Brigade Zubovsky O.V. is trying to prevent the passage of documents on the awarding of the chief of staff of the brigade Oleinik A.N. and the commander of the 3rd battalion Kutishchev S.V. These people, in their turn, are ready to eliminate their brigade commander.

Thus, bandit showdowns are being intensified in the AFU formations and units against the background of the theft of public funds and property. The case in the 92nd brigade of the AFU at the Chuguevsky testing range serves as an example. Then the commander of the brigade Kokorev V.V. attempted his deputy.

At the same time, the real reason for the squabbles was the reluctance of the deputy commander of the brigade to take part in stealing the funds allocated for the restoration of the equipment, property and inventory of the brigade. Kokorev's deputy planned to notify the competent authorities of his involvement in the theft of property, and paid for it.

At present, the army of Ukraine is the epicentre of theft and crime. Any patriotic component is out of the question. And, in view of the fact that every soldier wants to earn much more and faster, the situation is being reduced to the ordinary criminality, connected with theft, fraud and corruption.

And commanders succeed to force the soldiers to go into battle only promising enormous bonuses or the possibility of looting and plundering the occupied territories, as it is now happening in Gladosovo and Metallist (Travnevoye).

In conclusion, we continue recording the criminal attitude of the AFU servicemen towards the inhabitants of Gladosovo and Metallist (Travnevoye) localities. In particular, according to information from local residents, after units of the 54th brigade sustained mass losses in the Gladosovo pocket while retaining tactically unprofitable positions, war criminals of the AFU are discussing the possibility of using local residents as human shields.

Also, it became known that the punishers had detained two more local residents for witnessing targeted attacks from the AFU positions against the residential areas of the localities of Golmovsky and Zaitsevo. Currently, they are holding preventive activities with the use of violence.

Thus, the Ukrainian forces continue terrorizing the local residents of the occupied villages, including, shelling the houses of the most dissent from the AFU positions.

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