Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 10/06/2017

Good afternoon!

Last week, formations and military units of the DPR Armed Forces participated in command and staff exercises to increase the professional training of military personnel in the course of the units' operation in defense.

Over the past 24 hours, 48 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used artillery, tanks, mortars, IFV cannons, various grenade launchers, and small arms. 13 tanks shells, two 122-mm calibre artillery ammos, eight mortar shells of 120-mm calibre and 83 of 82-mm were launched on 12 localities and the surrounding areas.

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy engaged fire from mortars, having fired 27 82-mm calibre rounds at the localities of Novolaspa, Leninskoye, Kominternovo, and Sakhanka, as well as resorted to various grenade launchers, IFV cannons and small arms.

In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy launched two mortar rounds of 82-mm calibre on Gorlovka outskirts, as well as used grenade launchers and small arms.

As a result of an attack on Gorlovka, one house-building sustained damage at the address Krasnykh Partizanov Street, 26.

Over the past 24 hours, defending the Republic, one DPR Armed Forces’ soldier perished.

In total, over the past week, the enemy committed 278 ceasefire regime violations and fired 988 artillery, tank shells and mortar rounds of 120-mm and 82-mm calibre at the territory of the Republic.

AFU shellings affected 25 settlements of the Republic.

Mostly the bombardments affected Yasinovataya, Vasiliyevka, Spartak, Dokuchayevsk, Sakhanka, Zaichenko, Kominternovo, the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, where one civilian was killed, one was wounded, and 20 house-building were damaged due to Ukrainian aggression.

Defending the Republic, three DPR People’s Militia soldiers were wounded and two perished over the week.

The AFU command continues movement of heavy weapons near the contact line:

tanks – 9 units;

100-mm anti-tank cannons Rapira – 12 units;

122-mm SP gun Gvozdika – 7 units.

Also, the absence of AFU heavy armament in storage areas is recorded in the reports of the OSCE Mission:

MRLS Grad – 12 units;

152-mm SP howitzer Akatsia – 2 units;

152-mm SP howitzer Msta-B – 33 units;

152-mm howitzer Giatsint-B – 4 units;  

122-mm SP howitzer Gvozdika – 18 units;  

Tanks – 14 units;

100-mm anti-tank cannon MT-12 Rapira – 12 units.

In total, for the past week, the absence of 115 heavy weapons units of the AFU has been established.

Despite the numerous accusations against Muzhenko and the demands of his resignation from Gerashchenko, Avakov and Turchinov, Poroshenko will continue to pretend that after the warehouses explosions in Svatovo, Balakleya and Kalinovka, everything in the "prosperous" Ukraine is going according to plan. How did Muzhenko deserve such privileges, and how did he manage to get off with a whole skin after a series of incidents that threaten Ukraine's defense capability?

It's no secret that Ukraine was a major supplier of weapons to many regions of the world even before the war. Civil war in Donbass became a tasty morsel for the lords of war of Ukraine. Billions of dollars are laundered in the zone of the so-called 'ATO'. Armament intended for the Ukrainian military illegally goes to Sudan, Algeria and Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Georgia, the Czech Republic, and Croatia. Only in 2014 the Pentagon purchased in Ukraine more than 26,000 units of Soviet small arms, which was later supplied to the Syrian rebels, which became the basis of such terrorist organizations as ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra.

In order to avoid scandal and responsibility for the illegal sale of weapons left, right, and centre, Poroshenko needs such a dedicated performer as Muzhenko, who without the slightest hesitation is ready to undermine the country's strategic warehouses in order to hide the traces of dirty business.

At that, Muzhenko himself, repeatedly backing himself, rat out his deputies. During the incident that occurred at the training ground in Svatovo, he boldly dismissed his deputy, General Hizhy. Also, more than AFU 100 officers were brought to justice.

The military-political leadership of Ukraine continues its attempts to attract Western states to the punitive operation in the land of Donbass. The Kiev leadership has matured for realizing the fact that for effective persuasion of Western countries in the aggression by the DPR Armed Forces, empty statements are not enough. To discredit the Republic, Kiev unleashed a full-fledged information campaign to fabricate accusations of shelling by the DPR. Now the Ukrainian authorities are increasingly inviting representatives of Western states armies to demonstrate what is happening in the so-called 'ATO' zone. It is not surprising that the maximum amount of provocative shelling by the AFU occurs precisely on the eve of visits similar to the arrival of the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, General Bydén, which in turn proves the so-called 'ATO' command's desire to discredit the Armed Forces of the Republic in the eyes of the world community.

The main goal of the provocations organized by the Kiev leadership is the legalization and increase of the lethal weapons supply by Western countries. At that, it is legalization that is vital! Because the small arms of the NATO model have long been in service with many units of the AFU!

In addition to supplying nationalist battalions with NATO-type weapons, Western 'well-wishers' are training AFU militia to participate in the fratricidal war in Donbass. Only this week more than 200 American instructors and Lithuanian military instructors from the "dragoon" battalion arrived at the Yavorovsky training ground to participate in the so-called military training operation in the territory of Ukraine.

Since the very beginning of the war, foreign mercenaries and instructors have been operating in Donbass. Hunting for our servicemen and residents of the Republic is conducted by Polish and Lithuanian snipers, as well as gun spotters. Actions of the AFU units are coordinated by American and Canadian instructors.

One of the most equipped units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is the 36th brigade of marine corps, operating in the Mariupol direction.

Subversive-reconnaissance groups from the brigade, prepared by NATO instructors, repeatedly committed provocative shelling of the settlements of Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Sakhanka, and Bezymennoye.

Colonel Delyatitsky was appointed to command the brigade, who from the very beginning of the war known for his cruelty and unprincipled. The marine is even raising his sons in a spirit of hatred to the people of Donbass, sending them for the summer to the nationalistic camp Azovets. On social networks, they broadly boast of photos on the backdrop of military equipment, as well as sniper rifles of foreign production. The latter, apparently, are delivered to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the form of humanitarian aid.

The slaughterous marine never shied away from killing civilians and carrying out any provocations on the command of Kiev. For this, the command of the AFU always turned a brind eyes to the lawlessness that flourished in the 36 brigade.

According to the information we have, under the leadership of Delyatitsky, the commander of the 500th separate marine battalion, Major Sukharevsky, since July 2017, has entered into a criminal conspiracy with representatives of the Azov Nazi group with the aim of organizing smuggling through the seaport of Mariupol.

Also, brigade officers were seen selling arms to criminal groups from settlements in the Mariupol district. Marines, besotted with the complete impunity on part of the command, have long been transformed into a full-fledged organized criminal group.

Despite the training by Western instructors, discipline remains an unknown word for Delyatitsky's brigade.

Hazing, drunkenness and drug addiction became the icon of the 'elite unit'. Many servicemen do not endure pressure and extortion by the officers, which leads to cases of desertion and suicide. One of the victims of pressure and systematic humiliation from the commanders was sailor Belitsky, who committed suicide on September 2, 2017.

In the permanent base of the brigade in the city of Nikolayev, on September 29, at about 4 am, on the international highway M-05 Kiev-Odessa, after a long chase, 5 servicemen from the 1st battalion of 36 separate marine brigade were detained with the use of firearms. Returning from the so-called 'ATO' zone, the soldiers in a state of alcoholic intoxication with weapons left the territory of the military unit autonomously, and tried to escape from the police pursuing their car. As a result of the shooting, a police officer was injured. Two soldiers were also seriously wounded.

Having launched a punitive operation in the land of Donbass, the Kiev leadership bred a huge layer of people with a broken mental health, morally mutilated war against their own people, 'ATO' soldiers continue to carry chaos and death now on their own territory.

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