Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 6.02.2017

The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic continues deteriorating.

However, shellings from the AFU positions won't stop. The enemy was shelling the Republic's localities, at that subjecting to fire mainly residential areas.

Over the past day criminal forces of Ukraine fired at the DPR territory 1,229 times. At that, heavy artillery was applied 108 times, mortars of various calibre – 435 times, IFVs – 41 times, antiaircraft mounts, grenade launchers and small arms – 569 times.

The enemy was launching fire at the following localities along the contact line: Donetsk, Zaitsevo, Krasny Partizan, Shirokaya Balka, Zheleznaya Balka, Krutaya Balka, Yasinovataya, Zhabichevo, Spartak, Aleksandrovka, Staromikhailovka, Yasnoye, Dokuchayevsk, Nikolayevka, Oktyabr, Sakhanka, Leninskoye, Kominternovo.

Losses of the DPR army made two perished military, one of them was killed with sniper fire launched by Ukrainian fascists while escorting a repair and recovery brigade near Donetsk Filtration Station.


Meanwhile, the Ukrainian criminal command continues augmenting its group along the entire contact line. According to the reconnaissance data, the enemy is strengthening the 72nd brigade which has suffered heavy losses among equipment and personnel due to redeployment of units of the 30th separate mechanized brigade and the 25th separate airborne brigade to the vicinities of Avdeyevka locality.

Besides, there was detected delivery of ammunition for MRLS "Grad" to the 72nd brigade; the AFU criminal command is planning applied these pieces against peaceful DPR localities.

- Near Aleksandropol (11 km to the contact line) there were detected three 122mm self-propelled artillery mounts "Gvozdika", and near Krasnogorovka locality (3 km to the contact line) there were detected three more 122mm self-propelled artillery mounts "Gvozdika".

We are watching movement of these weapons and all the units closely, with a view to destroy them immediately if the enemy starts an offensive.

All these facts confirm Ukrainian fascists' training for stepping up hostilities and shellings of peaceful Donbass localities.


Radical deputies of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada Parasyuk and Semenchenko arrived to the 72nd brigade's responsibility zone for raising fighting spirits of Ukrainian military and gaining some public political promotion. A task was set before them to persuade soldiers and officers by all means to face certain death attacking Donbass defenders.

At that, during this trip deputies intend to hold a number of meetings with businessmen on smuggling goods into Donbass, including to the territory of the People's Republics, reports a source from their inner circle. Besides, deputies have planned a meeting with the head of civil-military authorities of the Donetsk region, aimed at solving of the issue of the increase in prices for prime necessities to residents of localities in which the Ukrainian side has purposefully organized a humanitarian disaster.


Notably, overnight to February 6 in the DPR People's Militia units an inspection of combat readiness to actions for reflection of the enemy offensive was carried out. The Command gave a 'perfect' estimate of military units' actions.


It should be said that, according to the OSCE Mission's report of February 3, international observers confirmed the fact of purposeful blow delivered against Donetsk with MRLS "Uragan" from the AFU positions. This proves the fact of the Ukrainian authorities' having committed a scandalous crime against Donbass civilians.

Besides, the general analysis of the OSCE Mission's reports says that the aggravation near Avdeyevka occurred because of the Ukrainian military command which, in violation of the Minsk Agreements, had been the first to have conducted shellings, and then offensive actions against the DPR Armed Forces' positions.


In a number of the Republic's near-front localities we continue establishing the enemy's spreading misinformation which had been prepared with absolutely misunderstanding of the situation in the DPR. First of all, we will remind all the residents of Donbass that Ukrainian politicians and radical nationalists have launched a civil war against the population of Donbass. These easy riders from the highest Ukrainian society circle have organized economic blockade of our territories, thus seeking to achieve a decrease in civilians' living standard. These terrorists and criminals were giving orders to fire at residential districts of localities with artillery, MRLS units and tanks, choosing schools, kindergartens, hospitals, food warehouses, markets, traffic junctions and bridges as prior targets in order to create a humanitarian disaster in the Republic.

And now let's ask ourselves, who has been delivering humanitarian aid for wounded residents of Donbass? Definitely, not from the Ukrainian authorities who give orders and adopt laws – strictly pursuing the goal of committing genocide of their own people!

And now, having destroyed infrastructure of cities and villages, having expelled people from their houses by retaliatory shellings, they are begging the Republic's citizens to pass to punishers information on location of the DPR defenders' positions. I consider this to be just silly and senseless.


In my turn, I draw attention of the DPR residents, casualties of shellings and hostilities held by the AFU, that the hot line of the Special Commission, engaged in collecting the facts of crimes committed by the Ukrainian ruling clique, has been launched in the Republic - 071-320-39-90. Information containing contacts of the Special commission's representatives is posted as well on the DPR Armed Forces' official site.

The established Special Commission is preparing a platform for carrying out a military court over murderers of civilians.

Besides, I address residents of the territories occupied by the AFU retaliatory battalions, to send any useful information to my pages in VKontakte and Facebook: proofs of crimes committed by the Ukrainian authorities against Donbass residents, the facts of shellings of residential areas of the Ukraine-controlled localities from the AFU positions, and data on commanders and military personnel committing war crimes against Donbass residents. Together we will achieve condemnation of these criminals committed by the Kiev junta.

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