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Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 04/01/2017

01.04.17 03:22
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 04/01/2017

The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic underwent no changes and remains tense.

Over the past day, there were registered 86 occasions of ceasefire violations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Ukrainian military continued subjecting the Republic’s localities to shellings. 28 localities came under fire. The following localities underwent the most intensive enemy artillery shellings: Krutaya Balka, Zhabichevo, Yasinovataya, Yakovlevka, Kominternovo, Sosnovskoye, Leninskoye, Oktyabr, Belokamenka, Sakhanka, Spartak, the area of the Airport and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.

The AFU units were launching fire including with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements: artillery of 152mm and 122mm calibre, tanks and mortars of 120mm and 82mm calibre.

As a result, the AFU units’ commanders enlarged the lists of their crimes against the peaceful population of Donbass, in particular:

- the 92nd AFU brigade’s commander Nikolyuk was charged with the responsibility for the destruction of six residential buildings in the Alexandrovka village and nine houses in Trudovskiye village of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk;

- the 72nd AFU brigade’s commander Sokolov showed up with having destroyed one apartment building in Yasinovataya locality, and having made another attempt to put the Donetsk filtering station out of operation by launching targeted mortar fire at the station itself and its high-pressure pumps located in Vasilievka locality;

- the 36th marine brigade Delyatitsky targeted his artillery at the school building in Dzerzhinskoye village, having destroyed three classrooms of the second floor and one neighbouring residential house.

Losses among the DPR military personnel made one killed and one wounded soldier. Losses among the civilian population were avoided.


Eight occasions of violations of the ‘silence’ regime with the use of mortars have been registered since midnight April 1. The last case was the most egregious one. Today, the repair brigades came under the AFU mortar shelling with 120mm calibre on their way to restore the DFS, this fact was recorded by representatives of the OSCE Mission and the Russian party to the JCCC who were present at the filtering station. Successful evacuation of repairmen has been carried out so far. It was once again confirmed that the Ukrainian party was not ready to fulfil its promises on maintaining the ceasefire.


In addition, I would like to dwell upon the information from Yasinovataya locality inhabitants noting the fact that the Kiev terrorists use incendiary shells. Their dispersion and colour of fire are similar to charges with ‘white phosphorus.’ A video proof, provided to us, was attached to the ongoing investigation, the results of which are to be announced after a thorough inspection is held.


All the occurred events again confirm Kiev’s being incapable of fulfilling its obligations due to the loss of control over the actions of not only nationalist units, but the AFU commanders as well, for whom the day, when this war is over, will also become the day of wages for all their crimes.


In conclusion, I want to unveil the information obtained by our intelligence service regarding the death of the chief of the Ukraine’s Security Service counterintelligence department in the Donetsk region, Colonel A. Kharaberyush.

The main reason for elimination of the SBU Colonel A. Kharaberyush was the revelation of his direct participation in patronizing of arms smuggling. At that, in case of his detention, which was planned to take place in the coming days, and falling under investigation, a number of Kiev’s high-ranking Security Service and Defense Ministry officials would also face criminal prosecution, as they were the closing links of making profit from theft and illegal trafficking of weapons in Ukraine.

The assassination was carried out by specialists of the 73rd special operations centre of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who planted a remote explosive device in the colonel's car and activated it. At that, law enforcement officers, naturally, will not search for executors and customers, so as not to experience the fate of the SBU colonel.

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


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