The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic sharply aggravated.
Over the past day the Ukrainian punishers violated the ceasefire regime 239 times.
The enemy keeps using artillery for shelling the Republic's territory. In total there were launched 164 shells of 82mm and 120mm calibre, and also opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms.
There were shelled such localities as Zheleznaya Balka, Vesyoloye, Yasinovataya, Sakhanka, Oktyabr, Kominternovo, the area of the airport and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk city.
Yesterday our units prevented infiltration of two diversionary and prospecting groups near the locality of Krutaya Balka. The purpose of the Ukrainian groups’ infiltration was to launch fire from the positions on occupied the DPR territory onto the locality’s residential districts.
It is important to note that 30 minutes before the diversionary groups’ infiltration the units of the AFU’s 58th separate motor-infantry brigade opened heavy mortar fire at the vicinities of the Yasinovataya locality, in order to side-track our forces’ attention from the Ukrainian saboteurs redeployment to the DPR territory. We note that within two hours the Ukrainian side launched up to 90 shells of 82mm calibre onto the Yasinovataya locality vicinities, and also opened fire from antitank grenade launcher and small arms. The shelling was directed by the commander of the 58th separate motor-infantry brigade, the war criminal – Zabolotny.
At the moment on this fact there are being conducted joint legal proceedings with representatives of the OSCE SMM and JCCC, as well as the recording of the Ukrainian diversionary and prospecting groups’ infiltration results.
It is important to note that today the observers came under fire on the site of the OSCE and JCCC representatives’ examination of consequences of the Ukrainian diversionary and prospecting groups’ infiltration and their launching fire at the Krutaya Balka locality from the area of the Avdeyevka locality. We regard this shelling from the AFU positions as the Ukrainian command’s attempt to conceal the fact of diversionary groups’ infiltration and their launching fire onto the locality.
It became the last straw of our patience! The subsequent shellings carried out by the punishers and the Ukrainian diversionary groups’ infiltration attempt on our territory will be stopped rigidly! We reserve the right to strike back.
Our intelligence continues establishing the facts of the Ukrainian military training for an active phase of the war in Donbass.
- Near Avdeyevka (5 km away from the contact line) there were detected the permanent fire positions of four 122mm howitzers D-30 with which the fire had been launched onto the the Donetsk vicinities on September 9;
- Near Belaya Kamenka (1 km away from the contact line) there were detected two 82mm mortars;
- Near Druzhkovka (40 km away from the contact line) at the railway station there was detected the arrival of a military echelon carrying five motorized artillery systems with an inscription ‘USA’ and a picture of a star. The type of arms is being specified. And also a car with personnel. After the unloading the equipment was deployed to the Kurakhovka locality (36 km away from the contact line).
Besides, according to our agents’ data, the enemy is preparing a serious provocation, so that to use its results as a reason for unleashing hostilities. It was established that the enemy plans to shoot down a helicopter near the contact line and to shift the entire fault onto the DPR People’s Militia air defense units. In this connection, we address the AFU air staff and urge them not to execute doubtful orders of the Ukrainian military command, forcing you to approach the contact line at an unsafe distance so that to prevent the implementation of the Ukrainian military command’s artful plans to kill you and to start a new phase of bloody war.
I will continue the yesterday's subject of preparation by the AFU special operations forces of subversive and terrorist groups, and their redeployment under the guise of journalists. We note that we possess all the data on the journalists accredited by the Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, at that they are updated at least once per week thanks to sources in the ‘ATO’ press service and Ukrainian Defense Ministry. In this connection, our intelligence agencies will easily find the persons who were never engaged in journalism, and are the Ukrainian saboteurs.
Today the DPR tankmen celebrate their professional holiday. I want to congratulate them on my own and on the military command’s behalf and to wish them success in military service, achievements of new victories on important sites, and also good health and family happiness!
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency