Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 03/31/2018

31.03.18 02:40
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 03/31/2018

The situation on the contact line again worsened.

The enemy continues to disrupt the truce, announced at midnight on March 30 in the approach of the Easter holidays.

Over the past day in the Donetsk direction, the Ukrainian occupation forces shelled the Staromikhaylovka and Spartak settlements, firing six 82-mm caliber shells, and launching rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the localities.

In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy fired at Zheleznaya Balka and Mikhailovka from 82-mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms.

The most difficult situation was in the Mariupol direction, where the occupants struck at 5 settlements of our Republic, firing 15 rounds with a caliber of 120 and 82-mm, and fired from the IFV arsenal, various types of grenade launchers and small arms.

In total, Ukrainian bandit units launched 194 munitions on the Republic and 19 times violated ceasefire over the past 24 hours.

Our reconnaissance obtained updated data on the fact of shelling of Kominternovo by Ukrainian servicemen yesterday morning.

The reason for the violation of the announced "Easter truce" was the actions of the Nazi National Guard of Ukraine from among the Azov gang, who feel absolute impunity at the instigation of the criminal Ukrainian regime.

These fighters, having decided that the truce is in conflict with the Nazi ideas they preach, arrived by trucks to the line of contact and began shelling of Kominternovo by mortars.

However, due to the low preparation of mortar gunners, the first shells almost hit the position of the AFU units.

In view of the fact that the Ukrainian military were not notified of the Nazis' actions, ruptures near the trenches were perceived by them as mortar shelling from our side, and in this connection they opened fire at our territory from all available weapons.

Thus, it can be seen that the disruption of the armistice aimed at reducing tensions along the entire contact line and creating conditions for the celebration of the holy Holiday of Easter was thwarted by the Nazis who despise Christian shrines.

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


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