The situation on the contact line remains unchanged.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy attacked nine localities with different grenade launchers and small arms.
In the Mariupol direction, the AFU attacked two localities, having launched 12 mortar rounds of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres on the settlements.
In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy bombarded three localities with nine 82-mm calibre mortar shells, grenade launchers and small arms. As a result of the bombing, two houses Zaitsevo on the street of Artyomovskaya were damaged. At that, the attack was carried out by the punishers on the eve of the Minsk negotiations, which will certainly become an occasion for accusing the Ukrainian party of gross violation of the agreements. In fact, the specific units guilty of bombardment, set the whole of Ukraine up.
In total, over the past 24 hours, 14 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded.
As we said earlier, the bombardment of positions of the so-called "Georgian Legion" from among the 54 separate mechanized brigade in the area of these settlements, which resulted in injuring six Georgian mercenaries, was conducted by a brigade artillery team of the 128 separate mountain infantry brigade.
According to the updated data of our reconnaissance, the firing from the positions of the 128th brigade pursued the following goals:
reducing the number of Georgian mercenaries, as agents of Saakashvili's influence, through their physical elimination;
provoking Georgian mercenaries to fire on the positions of DPR Armed Forces' units, allegedly involved in shelling of them;
creation of conditions under which international observers would not be able to enter Gladosovo and Travnevoye because of the threat to their security.
At that, the losses in the "Georgian Legion" did not stop the mercenaries from shelling the DPR, which proceeded to shoot with even greater cruelty the residential districts of Zaitsevo. So, as a result of the fire of Georgian war criminals, we have two houses damaged.
It is important to note that Mamuka Mamulashvili personally gave the order to open fire at residential buildings in the village of Zaitsevo, despite the humiliation from the commander of the 128 AFU brigade. This is the same Georgian mercenary who directed the execution of the so-called "Heavenly Hundred", and on November 22, 2017, on his page in the social network, he mourned for those who were killed alongside the citizens of Ukraine. Therefore, what conscience, honour and dignity of this person can we talk about? He will shoot both "Heavenly Hundred" and active workers in the Odessa House of trade unions, as well as children in the captured settlements for money. He will support Saakashvili in a coup against Poroshenko, as well as betray his comrades, who were maimed by the fire of 128 brigade, in order to get another pack of "spinage."
We will certainly pass on all the evidence collected about the involvement of mercenaries from the "Georgian Legion" to war crimes for the initiation of criminal cases by the investigative authorities of the Republic. The number of crimes already includes: the destruction of civilian infrastructure as a result of targeted bombardments of settlements, the facts of violence against civilians in the capture of Travnevoye and Gladosovo settlements, testimonies of the children whom these mercenaries threatened to shoot, as well as other crimes, starting in 2014.
We became aware of some details of the decision made by the Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the use of forces for the capture of civilians in Travnevoye and Gladosovo settlements. In particular, it was the commander of the 54 separate mechanised brigade Maistrenko who offered to use mainly the 24 Aidar battalion members and Georgian mercenaries in the operation. During the meeting, Maistrenko said: "If anything, no one will regret about them", after which Muzhenko approved the operation in the Gorlovka direction on occupying tactically disadvantageous positions.
In addition, we have received information about the instructions of the head of the AFU General Staff for the withdrawal of female servicemen from the so-called 'ATO' zone in connection with the frequent cases of hazing in relation to them and harassment from colleagues.
According to the report of the Chief of the Military Service of the Rule of Law to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, for October-November, 342 cases of violation were registered in the so-called 'ATO' zone, including hazing, sexual harassment and violence. At the same time, female military servicemen both provoked their colleagues and simply became victims of their harassment. It should be noted that in comparison with the previous quarter, the number of crimes of this nature increased by 65%, i.е. in the summer period there were 121 of them.
The Ukrainian party, after the failure of its plans near Gorlovka and Frunze, significantly weakened in spirit, while strengthening our confidence in defense. We are ready not only to repel an offensive on any part of the defense, but also to turn any attack into an uncontrolled escape. At the same time, our reconnaissance is working so efficiently that the enemy has no chance of success! Any offensive plans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be revealed in a timely manner and, naturally, will finish for the aggressor with irreparable losses, whether it would happen in the Gorlovka direction, or in Donetsk or Mariupol ones.
Units of the Armed Forces of the DPR are confident in their positions, and not a quarter of the territory will be given to the enemy!
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency