The Ukrainian gunmen violated the ceasefire regime 542 times over the past 24 hours. At the same time the enemy launched 210 mortar-shells of 82mm and 120mm caliber, 23 tank-shots and 209 ammunitions with different types of grenade launchers on the Republic’s territory. Besides, infantry fighting vehicles and small arms were used as well.
The Ukrainian terrorists Gruzyevich, Nikolyuka, Sokolova and Delyatinsky shelled the Republic’s localities of Golmovsky, Zaitsevo, Gorlovka, Nizhnyetroitskoye, Krutaya Balka, Spartak, Yasinovataya, Aleksandrovka, Kominternovo, Sakhanka, Leninskoye and the locality of Trudovskiye of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk city.
Our intelligence keeps registering strengthening of AFU positions near the contact line. Thus in vicinity of localities of:
Granitnoye (4km away from the contact line) – there was registered arrival of three self-propelled howitzers “Akatsiaya” of 152mm caliber;
Stary Krym (25km away from the contact line) – there was registered location of five towed howitzers of 122mm caliber D-30;
Zhovanka (2km away from the contact line) – there was registered arrival of 2 sniper-troop of the enemy, consisting of 200 people to strengthen the AFU units at “Svetlodarskaya duga”.
The data on violating the Minsk agreements have been handed over to the representatives of the JCCC and Mission OSCE.
The United States Senator John McCain, during his visit to Mariupol, stated that he would ask about providing Ukraine with lethal arms and expressed his hope for returning the Donbass territory to Ukraine.
On the eve of the visit of Austria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, the future OSCE representative Sebastyan Kurtsa to Mariupol, there is registered strengthening a shelling number and armed provocations on the south borders of the Republic. Thus, Ukraine demonstrates its aggressive mood concerning solving of the conflict to the community.
Due to this, we are calling upon the international humanitarian organizations to influence the Ukrainian leadership and not to allow another coil of escalating the conflict in Donbass.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency