Over the past 24 hours the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed twenty-three ceasefire violations.
In the Donetsk direction the enemy launched five mortar-shells of 120mm caliber and 36 mortar-shells of 82mm caliber onto the territories of 11 localities.
As a result of shellings on the part of the AFU, a house in the locality of Gorlovka, on Otboinaya Street, 3 sustained damages – a roof and windows were damaged.
Representatives of a special commission are working on the site to assess damages received by the Republic's residents as a result of the shelling conducted from the positions of the AFU. Materials of which will be appended to criminal cases against a command and servicemen of Ukrainian armed forces.
Our intelligence keeps registering concentration of prohibited by the Minsk agreements military hardware along the contact line. Thus, in the vicinity of the localities of:
SUKHAYA BALKA (13km away from the contact line) there was detected ammunition advance (of 122, 125 and 152mm caliber) to resupply units from among the military personnel of the 128th brigade;
YASNOBRODOVKA (14km away from the contact line) there was detected location of five tanks;
ZHELANNOYE-PERVOYE (14 km away from the contact line) there was detected a howitzer battery 'Giatsint-B' of the 55th brigade.
All the data on rotation of the prohibited military hardware of the AFU were handed over to the OSCE SMM.
Today, an act of terrorism of Ukrainian special forces in Donetsk City has been prevented thanks to vigilance of our citizens. In particular, at nine o'clock in the morning local residents discovered an explosive device with an off-site control near a food college in a residential area on Shchorsa Street. At present, the explosive device has been defused. Presumedly, it was to operate in the morning, at the time when residents go to work, shops, take their children to kindergartens, students go to universities.
It should be noted that Ukraine's special forces planned this act of terrorism on the Minsk talks' eve and in advance of a meeting of G20 Leaders.
According to our intelligence, it is not the only act of terrorism planned by Ukraine's special forces on the G20 meeting's eve. We have a confirmation that Ukraine's authorities were given orders to commit bloody provocations during the period until July 9, including on the AFU-controlled territories having an aim to deface the DPR leadership.
All this, one more time, confirms terrorist character of Ukrainian military's actions in Donbass. I'm asking the world community to pay attention to this.
According to our intelligence's data, in accordance with the AFU General Staff Chief orders to military personnel of AFU military units which are subjected to be sent from the “ATO” zone, instead of ball-cartridges, blank cartridges are given. In particular, servicemen of the 1039 AFU flak missile regiment have been recently sent from the zone of military hostilities to the locality of Genichesk, the Kherson region, express their dissatisfaction with the fact that they have to go on station to guard and defend anti-missile and anti-aircraft systems with blank cartridges.
Such a decision was made by the AFU Top Military Command due to the following reasons:
the first, due to a large lack of bullets in the so-called “ATO” zone;
the second one, due to increasing number of AFU servicemen's crimes against civilians;
the third, aimed at suppressing attempts to military seizure of power in Ukraine with the participation of Ukrainian servicemen.
Besides, it's noted that units of the National Guard armed only with ball-cartridge are always ready to suppress any protest activity in the same cities, near military units.
I would like to note facts of non-service relations and derision among servicemen of the 53rd brigade what causes suicide one more time. Thus, on July 3, in the vicinity of the locality of NOVOLUGANSKOYE not withstanding derision and slapdash attitude on the part of the command, a serviceman of the fire squadron committed a suicide.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency