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Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 09/30/2017

30.09.17 03:55
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 09/30/2017

Over the past 24 hours, there were registered 40 ceasefire violations on the part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy applied tanks, mortars, IFVs, various kinds of grenade launchers and small arms. 58 tank-shells, 79 mortar-shells of 120mm caliber, 110 mortar-shells of 82mm caliber were launched on the areas of ten localities: Krutaya Balka, Yakovlevka, Spartak, Yasinovataya, Mineralnoye, Vasilyevka, Zhabichevo, Dokuchayevsk, Yasnoye, Kirovsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk city. 

As a result of shelling the locality of Yasinovataya, ten house-buildings were damaged: two technologic buildings of the Yasinovataya railway station, house-buildings at the addresses: Ordzhonikidze Street, 215; Engels Street, 17; Suvorov Street, 19,20; Naberezhnaya Street, 30; Gogol Street, 13; Kotsyubynsky Street 27 and 33. 

In the Mariupol direction, the enemy launched 23 mortar-shells of 120mm caliber and 41 mortar-shells of 82mm caliber on the territories of the localities of SAKHANKA, KOMINTERNOVO and LENINSKOYE. The areas of the locality of SOSNOVSKOYE underwent shelling with grenade launchers and small arms. 

According to the data of our intelligence, the enemy keeps refilling ammunition and fuel stocks. 

In the Gorlovka direction, there was detected ammunition and POL supply for the units from among the Aidar battalion in the responsibility zone of the 53rd separate infantry brigade. 

In the Mariupol direction there was detected activation of sniper-groups’ work in the vicinities of the localities of Granitnoye and Kominternovo. 

Military and political leadership is not capable of concealing the fact of moral decay of AFU soldiers and officers resulting in a violation of military discipline. 

Ukrainian officials openly state total alcoholism in the ranks of the AFU on TV. 

The Central Military Procurator of Ukraine Matios made a statement on problems with alcohol among AFU top-ranking officers on the next day after large-scale fire at the ammunition depot near Vinnitsa on the air. 

Besides, he stated during the briefing in Odessa that in one of the AFU units at the depot of Tochka-U long-range missiles, the military Prosecutor’s office and police detained two top-ranking officers in a drunken state. 

Along with hard drinking, weapons sell keeps going on in the AFU both among command and soldiers. 

In the vicinity of the locality of Malinovka there was detained a serviceman of the 92nd separate brigade of the AFU, common soldier Pogonko I.V. moving towards Kharkov. The soldier tried to take the Barret sniper-rifle out of the so-called “ATO” zone, 64 bullets of 12,7mm caliber and a grenade RGD-5 aimed at selling. It should be noted that there were registered a lot of facts of selling weapons and ammunition by AFU servicemen. 

The Ukrainian army becomes more dangerous, not like military force acting in state interests but rather like a criminal syndicate being a threat to civilians nationwide scale. 

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



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