Over the past day, there were registered 61 occasions of ceasefire violations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 42 of which occurred in the night time.
In the Donetsk direction, there were registered 22 ceasefire violations. 160 mortar shells of various calibre and 511 munitions from portable and automatic grenade launchers were launched onto the areas of the localities of Yasinovataya, Yakovlevka, Vasilievka, Spartak, Signalnoye, Luganskoye, Dokuchayevsk, the former airport, the Kirovsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk.
In the Mariupol direction, there were registered 21 violations. At that, the enemy launched 35 artillery projectiles of 122mm calibre, four tank rounds and 119 mortar shells of 82mm and 120mm calibre onto the areas of the localities of Kominternovo, Zaichenko, Sosnovskoye, Oktyabr, Leninskoye and Sakhanka.
In the Gorlovka direction, there were registered 18 violations, in which onto the Republic’s territory there were launched eight mortar shells of 82mm calibre, 322 grenade launcher munitions; two residential houses were damaged on Rybalko Street in Zaitsevo village as a result.
In all the directions, Ukrainian war criminals actively applied small arms, having again caused wounds to the Republic’s civilians: Nikolay Dmitriyevich Volkov, born in 1991, was killed in Kominternovo locality, and Kalimullina Nina Alexeyevna, born in 1939, was wounded in the vicinity of Yasinovataya locality.
In addition, one soldier of the DPR Armed Forces was wounded as a result of the shelling of our positions.
On the threshold of the meeting of the tripartite contact group on May 15, 2017 in Minsk, the Ukrainian military and political authorities once again showed that public promotion in Europe’s opinion was more important for them than civilians’ lives.
Yesterday, Ukraine held a really brutal provocation, combined with stovepiping.
The Right Sector’s artillery forces struck a blow at the residential districts of Avdeyevka, in which four Donbass residents were killed and one was wounded.
The Armed Forces of our Republic are accused of this act of terrorism, the shelling having allegedly been carried out from Spartak locality. At that, representatives of the OSCE SMM, who arrived at the site, neither confirm the fire from this direction, nor report the actual direction of the shelling. Representation of the Russian Federation’s Armed Forces in the JCCC have not confirmed the above-mentioned information either. It is stated that the DPR Armed Forces did not launch fire in the direction of Avdeyevka with application of reported weapons.
After all, accusations of the shelling are based only on the false statement by the head of the Donetsk regional military and civil administration Zhebrivsky.
Having thoroughly examined the photos and video materials shown by the Ukrainian media, we affirm that the blow was inflicted from the direction of Vodyanoye locality, which is under Ukraine’s control, and where, according to our reconnaissance, four tanks and two units of artillery mounts D-30 and self-propelled artillery mounts Akatsiya arrived just the day before yesterday. We have previously repeatedly noted the presence of these weapons in this area.
According to the scenario of this bloody drama, everything what happened in Avdeyevka was to have been recorded by media and presented to foreign guests and spectators of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev as atrocities committed by our Republic against civilians.
The cancellation of Poroshenko's visit to the contest due to the bombing of Avdeevka and the death of civilians was planned as the apotheosis of the events shared by media.
It looks like nothing but a pre-planned cynical action painfully resembling the situation that developed in this January, in the same long-suffering Avdeyevka, when Poroshenko as well ostentatiously cancelled the meeting he had appointed in Germany.
Initiating bloody provocations against civilians, Ukraine once again tries to draw the world community’s attention to itself, accusing our country of what has happened, and presenting the results of another provocations as the basis for disrupting the accords on the eve of the contact group meeting in Minsk.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency