Over the past 24 hours there were registered 35 ceasefire violations on the part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy applied tanks, mortars, IFVs, different types of grenade launchers and small arms. Ten tank-shells, 42 mortar-shells of 120mm caliber and 55 mortar-shells of 82mm caliber were launched onto the territories of 30 localities.
In the Gorlovka direction, the locality of Zaitsevo underwent shelling with IFVs, grenade launchers and small arms.
Today, I would like to pay tribute to DPR Hero Arseny Pavlov. Last year, he was meanly killed by the Ukrainian terrorists. Arseny Pavlov had only goal of his life to defend Donbass land from Nazism which prospers in Ukraine.
In Kiev and other Ukrainian cities there were mass torchlight processions of Ukrainian nationalists in honor of the founding day of the UPA (the Ukrainian Insurgent Army). On the main streets and squares, people with a swastika on their clothes not hesitating hang portraits of Bandera and Shukhevich on the buildings and furiously throw up their hands in a Nazi salute. It is the European reality, to which the patriots of Ukraine aspired so much. Instead of integration with Europe, the Kiev leadership managed, without any efforts, to break with neighboring states, having freed the hands of nationalists and promoted fascist laws which ban to study in any languages except the Ukrainian one! They aspired to the European future and got into the European past, and judging by the latest data, the worst things will come.
The SBU Employees throughout Ukraine are carrying out mass detentions of nationalist formations’ members.
During the detention of activists of the nationalist association Revolutionary Right Forces, 2 AK-47 assault rifles, 3 grenade launchers, more than 200 thousand UAH, communication means and other things intended for provocations during mass protests in Kiev were seized.
Activation of nationalist battalions on the contact line is also expected. Not under the control of the AFU's headquarters, volunteer battalions carry a danger not only to the population of the Republic, but also to all the residents of Ukraine. Due to Kiev authorities’ powerlessness, citizens of Ukraine are trying to independently fight against the nationalists’ lawlessness. More and more ordinary citizens publish videos with the drunken Nazis on the Internet to bring the evidence of crimes to the general public and at least somehow, shout the authorities. In addition to the cruel attitude towards the Russian-speaking population, commanders of nationalist units are already openly engaged in arms trafficking throughout Ukraine. Only in the last month in Ukraine, over 2,000 crimes related to illegal weapons trafficking were recorded, more than forty so-called "veterans of ATO" were detained, 1,078 firearms and about 200,000 ammunition, including 950 grenades and more than 50 explosive devices were confiscated.
If the Kiev leadership keeps fearing nationalists and dancing to their tune, Ukraine will break through the bottom, where it already lies and will fall to the level of the African country controlled by scattered gangs of fascists.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency