Last week, the gathering of specialists in the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment and assembling of the sergeant staff of reconnaissance units were conducted in the formations and military units of the DPR Armed Forces.
Over the past 24 hours, 24 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used tanks, mortars, IFV cannons, various grenade launchers, and small arms. Five tanks shells, 33 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres were launched on ten localities and the surrounding areas.
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy engaged fire from mortars, having fired 27 120-mm and 82-mm calibres rounds at four localities’ areas.
In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy used IFV cannons, grenade launchers and small arms when attacking Zaitsevo.
In total, over the past week, the enemy committed 263 ceasefire regime violations and fired 2154 artillery, tank shells and mortar rounds of 120-mm and 82-mm calibre at the territory of the Republic.
AFU shellings affected 24 settlements of the Republic.
As a result of AFU shellings, one civilian was killed and five were injured. 13 houses were damaged in the Kievsky district of Donetsk, one house in the locality of Trudovskiye, as well as one house-building in Zaitsevo and one in Krutaya Balka. During the defence of the republic, one serviceman of the DPR Armed Forces was killed and two were injured.
The AFU command continues deployment heavy weapons to the contact line:
152-mm SP gun Akatsia – 12 units;
MRLS Grad – 7 units;
122-mm SP gun Gvozdika – 14 units;
120-mm mortars – 14 units.
Also, the absence of AFU heavy armament in storage areas is recorded in the reports of the OSCE Mission:
100-mm anti-tank cannon Rapira – 38 units;
85-mm anti-tank cannon D-48 – 3 units;
152-mm towed howitzer MSTA-B – 23 units;
152-mm towed howitzer Giatsint-B – 15 units;
122-mm towed howitzer – D-30 – 6 units;
120-mm mortars – 27 units.
Last week the enemy continued to implement the policy of terror of peaceful citizens of our Republic, which was built by the criminal power of Kiev.
In this connection, we continue to collect data on the war criminals of the AFU. At the moment, we have become familiar with the names of officials who made decisions on massive shelling on November 5, 2017, of the city of Donetsk and nearby settlements, which affected civilians and civilian infrastructure:
AТО commander in chief – Lieutenant General Zabrodsky M.V. (10 days in office);
Commander of the 25 separate airborne brigade – Colonel Zinchenko O.V.;
Commander of the 25 separate mechanized infantry battalion “Kievan Rus” of the 54 separate mechanized brigade – Colonel Lavrov E.A.;
Commander of the 42 separate mechanized infantry battalion “Rukh Oporu” of the 57 separate mechanized infantry brigade – Major Stepanov I.M.;
Commander of the 1 howitzer division of the 55 separate artillery brigade – the person is being established, in connection with which, we ask the residents of Ukraine to help us in this.
At the same time, in order to mislead the Ukrainian community and justify AFU's actions, the enemy prepared and published a number of staged videos.
The assistance in the preparation of these videos was provided by the journalist of the ICTV channel Vladimir Mikhailov, who at that time 'randomly' appeared in the zone of responsibility of the 25 separate airborne brigade. By the way, it was from him that a leak occurred about the Ukrainian units taking part in the bombardment of Donetsk. At the same time, according to Mikhailov, the AFU units also fired on their positions in the vicinity of Avdeyevka settlement.
The staging character of video evidence, provided by the "Military Television", about the involvement of the DPR Armed Forces in the shelling of the area of Opytnoye and Avdeyevka's outskirts, is stated by the following facts:
first, the advance being in the air in a given area of a quadrocopter, which filmed the alleged Grad bombardment of AFU's positions;
secondly, the mimicry and behaviour of the interviewees, who are utterly implausible about the shelling from the positions of the DPR Armed Forces;
thirdly, the demonstration of artificially created funnels, not like real ruptures of shells;
fourth, the absence of mass destruction and large losses among the military of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from the declared number of missiles launched from our positions.
Thus, this is nothing but an affair of the ATO command, which wanted to hide the truth about the detonation of ammunition at the AFU's warehouses. However, after three days, representatives of the JCCC from the Ukrainian party confirmed the fact of an emergency at the AFU's warehouses. However, the message from the page of the press service of the so-called 'ATO' zone headquarters was deleted after 12 hours.
Our reconnaissance continues to record a decline in the level of moral and psychological condition and military discipline of Ukrainian servicemen, as well as the growth of crime for these reasons in the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the NGU.
Only in October 2017, the number of suicides, desertion and unauthorized abandonment of troops among the armed forces increased by 30-45%, compared with September!
So, for the month of October, only confirmed by our reconnaissance:
- suicides – 18 (36 separate marine brigade, 1039 air-defense regiment, 72 separate mechanized brigade, 1129 air-defense regiment of the AFU);
- walk-outs (abandonment of post) – 68 (28 separate mechanized brigade, 53 separate mechanized brigade, 128 separate mountain assault brigade, 59 separate mechanized infantry brigade, 36 separate marine brigade);
- unauthorized abandonment of units – 201 (12 separate mechanized infantry battalion “Kiev”, 58 separate mechanized infantry battalion, 56 separate mechanized infantry battalion, 10 separate mountain assault brigade, 72 separate mechanized brigade, 59 separate mechanized infantry battalion).
At that, the units' commanders report these facts untimely or do not report at all, which indicates the absence of the present picture in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the headquarters of the formation about the real number of soldiers who leave units without authorization.
One cannot ignore the fact that the majority of servicemen who committed suicide or left units and positions, were diagnosed with mental abnormalities by the military medical commissions. Yes, the military leadership of Ukraine, in response to this, can report that it is now autumn, which is a period of escalation among mentally unbalanced people. But they will not be able to answer - how in general did these citizens manage to enter the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with weapons in their hands?! They fire in a fit not only at the cities and districts of our Republic, but also on their colleagues and civilians on the territory that is controlled by Ukraine!
An example of this is the case in the 1129 air-defence regiment, where on October 15, 2017, soldiers under contract Martynenko Y.S., after a joint drinking of alcoholic beverages, shot a female civilian Lubar K.M., who was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to her hands and feet. The soldier also shot himself.
And the military of anti-aircraft missile units, among other things, have not just small arms, but complexes that can shoot down planes, including civil ones.
As a whole, in October the irrevocable non-combat losses in the 'ATO' zone were 85 servicemen of the AFU. 21% of them is suicide, and 75% occurred when the victims were in a state of intoxication.
A notable fact remains the level of crime among servicemen of the National Guard on Ukraine, performing the tasks of a retreat-blocking detachment in the zone of the so-called 'ATO'.
After last week's publication about nationalists from the Aratta battalion's involvement in the complete absorption and management of the drug trade in Mariupol, we began to receive interesting facts about Ukraine's Natuinal Guard Azov battalion.
So, according to data received from local residents, Azov completely bended to their will the market of taxi drivers in the city of Mariupol. At present, there is a system of tariffs for the work of a taxi driver in the city, as well as for obtaining permits for passage through checkpoints, which are controlled by these National Guard boys. All the questions on the problem-free drive through the so-called 'ATO' zone are solved only through the Azov battalion.
Representatives of the national police do not pay attention to the facts of such crimes; in response, the National Guard servicemen provide strong-arm assistance to the police in the protection of local markets and shops.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency