The criminal forces of Ukraine violated ceasefire 253 times over the past day. At that the enemy launched onto the Republic’s territory 28 artillery projectiles of 122mm and 152mm calibre, 69 mortars shells of 82mm and 120mm calibre, and 90 shells from various types of grenade launchers. Besides, IFVs and small arms were used for shelling.
The following Republic’s localities underwent shellings on the part of Ukrainian criminal forces led by the commanders of the 53rd, 72nd, 92nd separate mechanized brigades Gruzevitch, Nikolyuk, Sokolov and the commander of the 36th marine infantry brigade Delyatitsky: Shirokaya Balka, Zaitsevo, Zhabichevo, Spartak, Aleksandrovka, Sakhanka, Leninskoye, Kominternovo, Dzerzhinskoye, Oktyabr.
Four residential houses were damaged by shellings in Kulikovo locality. By a lucky chance, it was managed to avoid casualties among the civilian population. The locality was left without power and gas supply. Besides, the damage of power lines near Sakhanka locality cut off power supply to Sergeyevka locality.
Nevertheless, our intelligence detected reduction of artillery ammunition stocks in the AFU units. In this connection the ‘ATO’ command introduced a restriction regime for heavy weapons’ application which is implemented by setting a daily limit of the applied ammunition for each military unit. According to our data, strategic stocks in the AFU warehouses are running out of inventory, in this regard the Ukrainian authorities are looking for sources of ammunition’s replenishment. One of them is a purchase of ammunition at the expense of budgetary funds in the Middle East countries, the territories of which are partially controlled by international terrorists, and the second one is by means of the increase in manufacturing capacities of the Ukrainian Defense Industry.
Our intelligence continues detecting strengthening of the AFU positions near the contact line:
Near Pobeda locality there were detected 12 units of military equipment;
Near Maryinka there were detected up-to-a-platoon-strong tank unit.
Earlier we warned about the threat of the AFU special operations forces’ stepping up during New Year's and Christmas holidays. In confirmation to that, today at 7.30 a.m. two anti-personal mines OZM-72 were detected by a patrol in Donetsk, near the base of one of the DPR People’s Militia units; they were established in 40-50 cm from a military barrack’s fence. Blasting of these mines could cause casualties among the civilians who would appear near the specified place. Ukrainian terrorists weren't stopped even by the celebration of Christmas; these are the inhuman creatures incapable of accepting Christian values. Therefore, I once again ask all the Republic’s residents to show vigilance wherever you are. Our enemy is artful. In case of detection of suspects, transport and objects, immediately report to the military commandant's office, law enforcement bodies, MGB or Emergency Situations Ministry. Our security depends on each citizen of the Republic.
The data on violations of the Minsk Agreements were passed to representatives of JCCC and the OSCE Mission.
From our sources among the AFU military personnel it also became known that the level of the AFU units’ staffing is characterized as the low one. Ordinary soldiers and officers don't express willingness to prolong contracts for military service in connection with the low moral and psychological state. It was established that the AFU command interferes with dismissal of the specified category of the military personnel, violating their rights and freedoms granted to them as Ukraine’s citizens. In the 21st century the Ukrainian army became the army of the Kiev junta’s slaves.
In particular, in connection with the low moral and psychological state and increase in crime rate in the units with the military personnel of the 2nd battalion of the 30th brigade of the AFU, unplanned psychological testing is held by forces of military psychologists for identification of the most inclined to suicides and crimes against the commanders and fellows-in-arms in retaliatory groups.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency