The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains tense.
Over the past day the Ukrainian fighters violated ceasefire 1342 times. At that the enemy launched 48 artillery projectiles of 152mm and 122mm calibre, 313 mortar shells of 120mm and 82mm calibee, and made eight tank shots. Besides, the fire was launched from grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and various types of small arms.
The following Republic’s localities underwent shellings by the Ukrainian terrorists Gruzevitch, Shaptala, Nikolyuk, Sokolov and Delyatitsky: Yasinovataya, Vesyoloye, Staromikhailovka, Aleksandrovka, Yelenovka, Dokuchayevsk, Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Sakhanka, Oktyabr, Dzerzhinsk and Trudovskiye locality of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
Mortar fire from the Ukrainian terrorists’ positions in Aleksandrovka locality caused damage to one house on Gorky Street, 39.
Death of one DPR People’s Militia soldier resulted from the enemy sniper fire.
Our intelligence continues detecting strengthening of the AFU positions near the contact line:
- Near Donskoye (24 km away from the contact line) there were detected five tanks;
- Near Slavnoye (3 km away from the contact line) there were detected firing positions of four 120mm mortars;
- Near Shirokino (1 km away from the contact line) there were detected three 82mm mortars.
The data on violations of the Minsk Agreements were passed to the JCCC and OSCE Mission’s representatives.
Operation of the enemy diversionary and prospecting groups was detected near Vodyanoye locality. Military personnel of the 73rd Special operations centre carried out an armed provocation near our positions. During the fire contact the Ukrainian military dropped back to their initial positions, at that the enemy lost one killed fighter. According to our sources in the AFU ranks, died a mercenary from Canada. As we have stated already, the Republic is under reliable protection, and the enemy will receive a worthy repulse regardless of aggressor’s training level and nationality.
Today in the DPR formations and units there was started a complex training of combat readiness the main goal of which is to increase actions’ coordination in performance of objectives within the set time limits among governing bodies, as well as the DPR People’s Militia personnel.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency