Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 08.01.2017

08.01.17 04:08
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 08.01.2017

Ukraine’s criminal forces violated the ceasefire regime 491 times over the past 24 hours. At the same time the enemy launched 69 artillery-shells of 122mm and 152mm caliber, 24 tank-shells, 57 mortar-shells of 82mm and 120mm caliber and also 281 ammunitions with different types of grenade launchers on the Republic’s territory. Besides, infantry fighting vehicles and small arms were used. 

The Ukrainian terrorists under the command of the commanders of the 53rd, 72nd, 92nd separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Gruzyevich, Nikolyuka, Sokolov and the commander of the 36th naval infantry brigade Delyatinsky shelled the Republic’s localities of Shirokaya Balka, Zheleznaya Balka, Zhabichyevo, Spartak, Mineralnoye, Yasinovataya, Krutaya Balka, Aleksandrovka, Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Sakhanka, Oktyabr, the area of the airport and the settlement of Trudovskiye of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk city. 

The enemy keeps concentrating its main forces on using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements in the Mariupol direction where stepping-up of artillery fire effect at localities is detected. 

As a result of such shellings by Ukrainian criminals there was totally destroyed a house in the locality of Sergeyevka on Bobenko street, because of a direct hit of a AFU artillery shell. 

Our intelligence keeps registering strengthening of AFU positions near the contact line. Thus in vicinity of the localities of:

Luganskoye (7,5km away from the contact line) – there were detected 5 mortars of 120mm caliber;

Novgorodskoye (6km away from the contact line) – there were detected 3 infantry vehicles and an armored vehicle; 

Nevyelskoye (6km away from the contact line) – there were detected two howitzers D-30 and 4 mortars of 120mm caliber. 

Besides, through the railway station Krasny Liman there was detected displacement of over 20 waggons with ammunition to finish equipping units ‘Donetsk’ and ‘Lugansk’ and to resume shelling the Republic’s residential areas with renewed vigour. 

The data on violating the Minsk agreements have been handed over to the representatives of the JCCC and OSCE Mission. 

Our intelligence has elicited the fact of preparing a resonant provocation on the part of Ukrainian military with possible casualties among civilians in vicinity of the settlement of Marinka. In particular Ukrainian punishers captured over 20 civilians by force in the locality of Kurakhovo during the night and transported them in a vehicle ‘URAL’ to the contact line in vicinity of the locality of Marinka. It is registered that civilians were handcuffed and accompanied by two vehicles ‘URAL’ with military personnel  of the 10th mountain-assault brigade of the AFU and also by up to 25 vehicles ‘Hummer’ made in the USA with military personnel of the unit ‘Alfa’ of the State Security Service of Ukraine while transportation. 

We are calling upon the Ukrainian authorities to stop and not to carry out dull and rash acts leading to new casualties, including among civilians! All the facts of the Ukrainian military against humanity will be registered and represented to the world community.  

We are also drawing the OSCE Mission and United Nations Organization’s representatives’ attention to this fact and demanding to take steps not to allow provocations on the part of the AFU. 

Due to insertings of explosive devices in Donetsk city registered yesterday at 7:30 a.m. and to Ukraine’s terroristic forces’ possible attempts to disrupt weekends and public holidays on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic and preparation and carrying-out of terroristic acts, the People’s Militia command, power ministries and departments of the Donetsk People’s Republic strengthened actions concerning   revelation of suspected people and of foreign objects on the territory where a lot of people come together. 

Nevertheless we are addressing our citizens, if you detect suspicious activities of flaky people, we are asking you to immediately inform the guard duties of the military commandant's headquarters of the People’s Militia, Ministry of State Security, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Emergencies Ministry of the Republic of it to immediately react to it.  

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


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