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Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 05/13/2017

13.05.17 02:06
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 05/13/2017

Over the last 24 hours, there were registered 59 occasions of the ceasefire violations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Six violations were recorded in the Gorlovka direction. The enemy engaged fire on the following localities: Dolomitnoye, Golmovsky, Zaitsevo, Zheleznaya Balka. At that, six 122 mm artillery shells were fired at the territory of the Republic, five tank shots and 37 mortar rounds of 82 and 120 mm calibre. One office building in the locality of Golmovsky is damaged, as well as the power line, as a result of which the village was left without light.

30 violations were recorded in the Donetsk direction. The localities of Krytaya Balka, Yasinovataya, Yakovlevka, Mineralnoye, Dokuchayevsk, the airport area, the Kirovsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk were hit by 113 120-mm artillery shells, 14 tank shellings and 276 rounds of various calibre, resulting in damage to six residential houses in Donetsk on the streets of Gorky and Mamin-Sibiryak.

It is worth mentioning that the settlement of Dokuchayevsk was targeted by the punitive 30 separate mecanised brigade at night from 3 a.m. to 05.30 which launched 108 122-mm artillery shells and 42 rounds of 120-mm calibre, as a result of which two civilians were injured: Medvedeva Nina Vasilievna, 1960, and Prokopenko Ilya Vasilyevich, 1984, and also 22 residential houses were damaged.

In the area of this settlement the enemy conducted targeted attacks on vital infrastructure facilities, as a result of which more than 500 residential and administrative buildings were left without electricity, gas and water supply.

24 violations were recorded in the Mariupol direction. At that, the enemy launched on the localities of Kominternovo, Zaichenko, Sosnovskoe, Naberezhnoe, Nikolaevka, Oktyabr, Leninskoye and Sakhanka nine 122-mm artillery shells, ten tank shells and 98 rounds of 82 and 120 mm calibre. In Sakhanka locality, there were damaged two apartment houses due to direct mortar hits.

As a result of shelling of our positions, one soldier of the DPR Armed Forces perished, one is wounded.


On the eve of the Contact Group's meeting in Minsk on May 15, we do not exclude the increased number of shellings from the Ukrainian side aimed at provoking reprisal fire and then accusing us of violations.

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


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