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Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 05/30/2017

30.05.17 03:50
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 05/30/2017

Over the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed 55 violations of the ceasefire.

In the Donetsk direction, from the positions of the 72nd and the 92nd separate mechanized brigades there were launched 94 ammos of 122-mm calibre and 102 mortar rounds of 120-mm and 82-mm calibre, as well as used grenade launchers and small arms when shelling the localities of Spartak, Vasilievka, Yakovlevka, Krytaya Balka, Zhabichevo, Yasinovataya, Verkhtenoretskoye, Staromikhailovka, Dokuchayevsk, Yasnoye, the airport area and the Petrovsky districs of Donetsk.

In the Gorlovka direction, the 53rd separate mechanised brigade conducted shellings of the following localities: Ozeryanovka, Zaitsevo, Zheleznaya Balka, Shirokaya Balka, Mikhailovka and Krasny Partizan. From their positions there were launched 11 mortar rounds of 82-mm calibre.

In the Mariupol direction, the positions of the 36 separate marines brigade attacked Sakhanka, Dzerzhynskoye, Kominternovo, Oktyabr and Leninskoye, and having fired 31 rounds of 120-mm and 82-mm at the areas. In addition, the shelling was conducted from various types of grenade launchers and small arms.

As a result of bombardment, seven household buildings in Dokuchyaevsk, Yasinovataya, Verkhnetoretskoye and Krytaya Balka were damaged.

Our reconnaissance continues recording the build-up of the AFU positions near the contact line:

Near Svetlodarskoye (7 km to the contact line) – there were detected six deployed tanks;

Near Zaitsevo (1,5 km to the contact line) – there was detected the arrival of up to 20 units of military hardware;

Near Nikolayevka 87 km to the contact line) – there was detected one deployed 100-mm anti-tank cannon MT-12 Rapira;

Our reconnaissance received data on the preparation of the 72 brigade's command, together with the Avdeyevka Town Council civil of a bloody provocation, with shelling of residential areas of the city in the period from May 30 to June 2. For this purpose, ammunition to prohibited weapons was brought to the responsibility area of the 3rd mechanized battalion of the 72 separate mechanised brigade at the position of the first separate penalty battalion of the Ukrainian volunteer corps "Right Sector". A total of 174 ammunitions were allocated for the provocation (for artillery of 152 and 122-mm - 20 shells, one pack for Grads, 30 shells for tanks, and the rest of them is allocated for 120 and 82 mm mortars), 48 of them were transferred to units stationed near the gardens near the Avdeyevka industrial zone. The shelling by the Ukrainian command of Avdeyevka is planned to be performed by analogy with the shelling of Krasnogorovka, having chosen also two directions of fire. One - north-east, the second - south of the city.

We do not exclude the possibility that the Ukrainian command plans to repeat its provocation against the residents of Krasnogorovka one or two days apart to the forthcoming bombardment of Avdeyevka. For this purpose, crews of Ukrainian TV channels arrived in the responsibility zone of the 72 and 92 brigades, as well as military correspondents of the so-called "ATO" zone headquarters press center.

According to the received information from the headquarters of the so-called "ATO", the Ukrainian command is content with the results of its provocation with the attack of Krasnogorovka, as a result of which civilian infrastructure was destroyed and civilians suffered, except for the death of the Azov regiment's soldier. As a result, it was the command of the Armed Forces that initiated a closed internal investigation. The materials of the preliminary investigation of the so-called "ATO" headquarters commission speak of 23 shell burst in the city, of which only 9 funnels from the south-east direction, fired from the positions of the 1st battalion of the 92 brigade. The remaining bursts occurred as a result of the use of artillery and rocket launcher systems from the 92 brigade's polygon in the vicinity of Kurakhovo settlement. It was from the positions on the test site that the temporary point of the Azov regiment's deployment, as well as a number of civilian objects, was struck.

At that, it is important to note that the representatives of the OSCE SMM confirmed only those bursts that occurred as a result of the shelling from the positions of the 1st battalion of the 92 brigade located to the south-east of Krasnogorovka, ignoring the damage caused by the use of MLRS Grad.

We do not exclude that the Ukrainian command managed to deceive international observers. We also do not exclude that representatives of the Mission made concessions to Ukrainian criminals and did not publish evidence of the use of prohibited weapons by the Ukrainian Armed Forces from Kurakhovo area.

And in conclusion, I want to dwell on the genocide of pigs, which is charged to our units, allegedly when two swine farms are attacked in the territory controlled by the AFU. We understand that pig farms are the best place for the deployment of Ukrainian units, nevertheless, only the fact of Ukrainian nationalists' residence on their territory could damage these crucial objects. Moreover, pig farms have ceased functioning since the arrival of elite units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in 2014.

It seems to me that the Ukrainian command with such messages is simply trying to get money from the local administration for the improvement of its habitation.

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


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