The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic remains relatively calm.
Over the past day the Ukrainian punishers shelled the Republic’s localities 37 times with the following arms: infantry fighting vehicles’ weapons, different types of grenade launchers and small arms.
Using the relative truce regime, over the past day the enemy continued to carrying out the activities on regrouping of troops and accumulation of forces and means on certain sites of the contact line:
- Near Kodema (6 km away from the contact line) there was detected concentration of infantry fighting vehicles, armoured personnel carriers and personnel of the 54th separate mechanized brigade;
- Near Krasnogorovka (3 km away from the contact line) there were detected two 120mm mortars;
- Near Maryinka (1 km away from the contact line) there were detected four 120mm mortars;
- Near Konstantinovka (25 km away from the contact line) there was detected concentration of 30 infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers;
- Near Artyomovsk (20 km away from the contact line) there was detected the arrival of 200 personnel of the Internal Affairs Ministry special purpose battalion ‘Zolotye Vorota’ (The Golden Gate).
We passed information on movement of the military equipment forbidden by the Minsk Agreements and their exact position, to the OSCE and JCCC representatives.
Besides, according to the SMM OSCE report of September 3, observers detected unaccounted AFU arms in the forbidden zone:
12 missile rocket launching systems BM-27 ‘Uragan’;
six anti-tank cannons MT-12 ‘Rapira’;
and six towed howitzers ‘Msta B’.
The OSCE representatives also recorded the absence of the following arms in storage places of the forbidden AFU arms:
five anti-tank cannons MT-12 ‘Rapira’;
one towed howitzer ‘Msta B’;
and six 120mm mortars 2B11 ‘Sani’.
According to the secret-service data of our intelligence, there were revealed the facts of preparation for chemical weapon’s use in Donbass by the AFU General Staff under the leadership of Muzhenko. It isn't excluded that the casualties of chemical weapons’ use by the AFU may become residents of both the Republic, and the territories controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
Notably, not all the Ukrainian generals support Muzhenko in implementation of such artful plans, in this connection in the AFU General Staff there is noted growth of serious contradictions and discontent with their chief.
Besides, our intelligence registers the Ukrainian military experts’ activity on the airfield near the locality of Krasnoarmeisk where were detected the facts of unloading of containers with chemicals, supposedly sarin and yperite, at the agricultural warehouses which had been earlier used for storage of chemicals.
We ask the OSCE representatives to draw attention to these facts.
Due to the terrorist threat in the Republic caused by the step-up of the AFU special operations forces, the People’s Militia Command and the leadership of the State Security Ministry, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations created posters informing the population about the features of explosive devices and residents’ actions in case if the latter are detected.
The created posters will be passed to administrations for them to be placed in the Republic’s social and educational institutions, and also crowded places. In this connection, we ask the DPR residents to increase vigilance, and to inform competent authorities of the Republic in due time in case of identification of unknown persons’ suspicious activity.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency