Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 05/12/2017

Good afternoon!

In the period from May 6 to May 12, in the large units and military units of the DPR People's Militia, the main efforts were focused on preparing and holding the Victory Day Parade, conducting complex battle drill exercise of motorized rifle, tank and artillery units aimed at improving defensive skills in the conditions of direct contact with the enemy.

Over the past 24 hours, there were registered 51 occasions of ceasefire violations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The territory of the Republic was attacked with artillery, tanks, mortars of various calibres, weapons of the IFV, grenade launchers and small arms.

In total, over the past week the enemy committed 331 occasions of the ceasefire regime violation and fired 2,122 projectiles, tank shells and mortar rounds at the territory of the Republic from weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine exposed 27 Republic's localities to fire: Zaitsevo, Gorlovka, Ozeryanovka, Dolomitnoye, Mikhailovka, Krasny Partizan, Zheleznaya Balka, Verkhnetoretskyoe, Valilievka, Krytaya Balka, Yasinovataya, Zhabichevo, YakovlevkaSpartak, Yasnoye, Dokuchayevsk, Oktyabr, Zaichenko, Kominternovo, Dzerzhynskoye, Sosnovskoye, Sakhanka, Kulikovo, Leninskoye, Bezymennoye, the area of the Airport, the Petrovsky, the Kuibyshevsy district and the Kirovsky districts of Donetsk, in which territories 40 houses were damaged.

Casualties among the DPR Armed Forces personnel amounted to three perished and three injured.

The Ukrainian side continues shelling peaceful areas of our Republic. In total, over the past week, as a result of shellings by Ukraine, seven civilians were injured.

The Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces continues to move heavy weapons near the contact line. The absence of heavy weapons in the storage areas is recorded daily in the reports of the OSCE Mission. In total, over the past week, Mission's representatives noted the absence of 102 units of AFU heavy weapons:

152 mm howitzer Akatsia - 12 units;

152 mm Giatsint-B - 2 units;

122 mm SP gun Gvozdika - 27 units;

122 mm SP gun D-30 - 6 units;

120 mm mortar - 25 units;

Tanks - 30 units.

On May 9, festivities dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War were held in the capital of our Republic. The parade of the army of the Donetsk People's Republic was held on the main square of Donetsk. Parade detachments from all large units and military units of the Armed Forces were involved in the parade. In total, more than 1,000 servicemen and 58 units of military hardware took part in this event. The passage the troops' solemn march ended with the movement of a column of over 30,000 citizens of our Republic participating in the patriotic march "Immortal Regiment."

But the enemy decided to overshadow this great day with another low act, using heavy artillery and tanks at the peaceful areas of Bezymennoye locality and the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk. The blow was dealt treacherously into the backs of peaceful citizens who were at a grand meeting in the central square of the village and lasted for an hour. In total during the shelling, the Ukrainian fascists fired more than 50 shells. By a lucky chance, there were no casualties among civilians, but there were damages to 11 houses.

As a result of the shelling of the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk in the street of Spartak, two citizens of our Republic got wounded. In the same district along Krasnaya Street in the house, destroyed because of the shelling, there were two adults and four children, by a lucky chance, none of them was hurt.


To attack with artillery, the Ukrainian side actively used unmanned aerial vehicles to adjust fire. The remains of one of them, shot down by our units during this bombardment, is presented to your attention. This is a Ukrainian-made unmanned aerial vehicle "Mara-2M".

At that, the atrocities of the Ukrainian Nazis do not end. They do not hesitate to use prohibited ammunition. One of them, a cartridge of 8.6 mm calibre Lapua magnum, is an expansive bullet from which is presented to your attention. Expansive bullets are prohibited by the "Declaration on the use of bullets that are easily opened or flattened in the human body" (The Hague, 1899) as inhumane and violating the customs and laws of warfare.

A feature of expansive ammunition is that, when hitting the target, their bullets "open" like a flower, increasing in cross section or flattening, without giving the victim any chance of surviving. Therefore, they managed to get a poetic, but gloomy name, "flowers of death."

This munition is used for shooting from rifles, which are in the arsenal of special operations forces of NATO countries.

The only ones who could have bought these rifles were Azov, but, according to the latest information, when financing Ukraine, America clearly stated that this money must not me spent on buying anything for these fascists.

That's why these submen can only engage in conducting elimination operations in front-line cities and act as escorts for detainees, who are actively used as slave labour for digging trenches in the front line during the investigation.

Such data are actively coming from Krasnogorovka, where Azov arrived in last week. So, during this week, they detained on suspicion of "separatist views" more than 80 people. 24 of them are women. During May 10 and 11, some of the detained men were seen with white armbands on the front as diggers. They have not even been given any means of protection! Only white armbands!


All the facts mentioned today clearly show the attitude of fascist Ukraine towards the peaceful citizens of our Republic and those who consider themselves so! We, who do not give up, are only moving targets for them, and who surrendered is only servile power...


At the same time, in order to reduce the responsibility of Ukrainian servicemen for war crimes, the military command organized special classes in the army units.

According to our information, the leadership of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, together with competent lawyers, analyzed the consequences of the actions of the republics and the Russian Federation's investigative bodies against Ukrainian servicemen and concluded that the persons participating in the so-called ‘ATO’ face a serious threat if they leave the countr . The basis for Interpol's detention of suspects is the facts of real war crimes against civilians in Donbass, considering that the nature of the unlawful actions and the evidence collected are the reason for initiating a criminal case by any civilized country in the world.

In order to reduce the fear of Ukrainian soldiers before the inevitable punishment for crimes, the Command of the Armed Forces demanded to develop and conduct lectures in the military units in the period from May 1 to 7, as part of the information awareness. In the opinion of military commanders, the lectures were supposed to convince servicemen of their impunity. In addition, the so-called 'ATO' Command is developing a set of restrictive measures for its criminals that will prohibit the departure of the so-called 'ATO' participants from the country to exclude their detention by Interpol and bringing to criminal responsibility.

And we are sure that every Ukrainian war criminal will bear a well-deserved punishment, and for this, the investigative bodies of the Republic continue collecting the necessary evidence that will become the basis for the military tribunal.

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