Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 12/01/2018

Good day! Last week in the formations and military units of the DPR Armed Forces there were held lectures and practical exercises with the commanders of the units for maintaining knowledge, improving skills and securing the skills necessary to accomplish tasks as intended. Measures were taken to counter terrorism and fight against the enemy's sabotage and reconnaissance groups.

Over the past 24 hours there were registered 14 ceasefire violations from the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

In the Donetsk and Gorlovka directions, the Ukrainian military applied mortars having launched 45 mortar-shells of various kinds, IFVs, grenade launchers and small arms.

The enemy kept shelling with artillery in the Mariupol directions, having launched eight projectiles of 122mm caliber. Besides, the enemy applied mortars of 120mm and 82mm caliber and weapons of armored vehicles 14 times.

Altogether, over the past week the enemy committed 49 ceasefire violations and launched 207 mortar-shells of 120mm and 82mm caliber on the Republican territory and since January 10th the enemy launched 32 projectiles.

The areas of 14 localities of the Republic underwent shelling on the part of the AFU.

As a result of the shelling on the part of the AFU, three civilians were wounded. Eight house-buildings, power lines and gas pipe lines in the localities of Golmovsky, Dolomitnoe, Zaitsevo and Sakhanka were destroyed.

Following the example of the world's most famous terrorist organizations, Ukraine decided to use an armed unmanned aerial vehicle. But when the drone was approaching to the village of SOSNOVSKOE, defenders of the Republic managed to bring it down. Some parts of the fallen drone are shown on the slide, the combat head unit was destroyed in situ by detonation. This time the drone, apparently, was sent to strike at the transformer substation providing power supply to the whole village.

At the same time, we got to know that the unmanned aerial vehicle shot down by the Ukrainian military on December 10 in the Gorlovka area and allegedly belonging to the DPR Armed Forces actually turned out to be a Skywalker costing 400,000 rubles (200,000 hryvnia) and purchased by volunteers for AFU . And in order to hide the destruction of their property, the AFU did not invent anything better than attaching the photo of the Russian-made Orlan-10 UAV to the news, without bothering to specify that they are not in service of the DPR Armed Forces.

We forecast the continuation of the terror on the part of the AFU in the Gorlovka and Mariupol directions, which aims at forcing the Republic to open fire, falsely accusing us of firing at the positions of the Ukrainian military, as well as destroying the infrastructure and life support of the settlements of the DPR.

But our intelligence works by far better than the Ukrainian one that allows us to prepare in advance for provocations, or to disclose cases of war crimes committed by the Ukrainian side.

Thus, after our coverage of the air defense forces' training for the destruction of the American UAV "Global Hawk", these Buk anti-aircraft missile systems quickly left their positions and moved to the point of temporary deployment. A part of the information on the location and movement of this weapon we received from local residents living on territories temporarily controlled by Ukraine. I would like to thank the non-indifferent people for this and remind that the information you provide about the movements of the AFU helps to bring the conflict to an end by an unbloody way.

Our intelligence keeps registering the facts that the AFU command conceals its losses. The conducted analysis of the intelligence's data as well as those from the open sources says that more than a half of all the dead.

Thus, the losses of the AFU in December 2017 were 37 people while the so-called “ATO” headquarters officially stated only 18.

At the same time, if we take the statistics for the past six months, the difference will be the same 2-2.5 times. In the official losses, 83 servicemen of the AFU are declared, which is much less than 191 dead in reality.

This method of actions of the AFU command is connected with several reasons:

- the first one is an attempt to support the moral and psychological state of the Armed Forces servicemen, who every day personally observe how their comrades are taken to the morgue, and the headquarters of the "ATO" says that there are "no losses";

- and the second one is to prevent the potential recruits and mobilized from realizing the sad prospects for service in the current Ukrainian army and to take all possible ways to avoid it.

It is not coincidence that we again stopped at the mobilization, which is about to begin in Ukraine.

Since the made decision on holding the "seventh wave" in December 2017, with the frequency, at least once a week, the Ukrainian media spread statements of the Defense Ministry's officials refuting this information.

However, the facts denote the opposite. The so-called conscript campaign in the Kharkov region is proof of this. And the statements of the military commissioner of the region N.Mosentsev that "it is only a comprehensive study of potential defenders of Ukraine and on the urgent service they can be called not earlier than they are 20 years old" - an ordinary attempt to hide the true reasons for such mobilization activity.

According to our information, similar events will begin in the near future in all military commissariats of Ukraine. First of all, from the eastern regions. I would like to note that one of the main tasks of this wave of mobilization is the maximum conscription of citizens of the precisely "unreliable" regions - Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Kherson, Odessa, and also Kiev-temporarily-controlled parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Thus, the Ukrainian authorities are trying to kill two birds with one stone: to fulfill the mobilization plan and "cover" citizens of these regions with blood by killing their compatriots in this civil war, which Kiev calls “ATO".

Separately, I would like to dwell on the state of affairs in the units of the land forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, or rather on the position of commanders and their attitude towards subordinates.

At present, the AFU land forces are reminiscent of, for the most part, a medieval feudal state, consisting of many small principalities-brigades, ruled by such princes-brigade commanders. Even more similar is the way these "princes" rob on the smuggling routes passing through the zones of responsibility of these brigades.

Everyone already knows how the commander of the 92nd separate mechanized brigade, the war criminal Kokorev, lived like a lord in due time. He was presented with a civil orchestra from Kiev for his birthday, who played for three days near the headquarters of the brigade. And at the stand-up party a saber decorated with precious metals and stones, on which money was collected from all the brigade personnel was presented to him.

Not less vivid person – the commander of the 54th separate mechanized brigade Maistrenko who did not share the proceeds from smuggling with his subordinate nationalists and Georgian mercenaries from the 25th battalion "Kievskaya Rus". Besides, according to our information, one of the reasons for the disagreement was the refusal of the battalion commander to collect a large sum as a gift to the brigade commander for the New Year.

It is assumed that the "Donbass" Nazi battalion that came to replace "Kievskaya Rus" is less greedy, and all commodity-money relations between the brigade commander and the battalion commander have already been agreed upon. This is indicated by the arrival in the zone of responsibility of the battalion to the locality of TRAVNEVOE volunteers from ASAP Rescue, as it is known, they launder funds allocated for humanitarian medical and evacuation assistance in the so-called “ATO".

The brigade commander of the 28th separate mechanized brigade, the war criminal Zubovsky, whose subordinate units currently occupy positions from the locality of GRANITNOE to NOVOTROITSKOE, has earnings from the trade of narcotic substances and weapons. Moreover, the scales of sales and the brigades' officials involved in this has grown so much that the formation is urgently withdrawn to the place of permanent disclocation, where the suspension and institution of criminal cases will be conducted.

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