Over the past day, the Ukrainian Armed Forces continued violating the ceasefire with the application of mortars, firing 18 mortar rounds of 82-mm calibre at the areas of Sosnovskoye and Yasinovataya localities.
One serviceman of the DPR Armed Forces was wounded in the enemy shelling and received medical care.
We continue registering a decline in the level of discipline, as well as an increase in the level of discontent among the AFU servicemen, who carry out tasks at the frontline, due to the actions of their command.
We associate the continuing violations of the "New Year armistice" with these two facts.
As an example there serves the shelling of Trudovskiye locality with incendiary ammunition on December 30, when an apartment caught fire in a block of flats. As a result of the investigation carried out in the 30th separate mechanized brigade, it was established that fire at our territory had been engaged from the positions of the 3rd company of the 1st battalion by the AFU servicemen Gulyak S.M. and Ivanov S.Yu., who had been in a state of alcoholic intoxication.
These servicemen explained their behaviour by an attempt to return their payments for combat operations, which were abolished in connection with the entry into force of the New Year armistice.
As we can see, the lack of any discipline in this unit is evident.
At the same time, the fact of a decrease in the financial security indicated by these servicemen is confirmed.
At present, payments for so-called "military" actions have been cancelled for servicemen of the AFU, who are on the frontline, since December 23. And those payments that have already been made are being actively withdrawn from the accounts of servicemen, as an overpayment.
Thus, the AFU soldiers begin to fire at our territory and settlements in order to return what they have lost and again start making money on the terror and blood of our citizens.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency