The situation has abruptly aggravated in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The Ukrainian gunmen increased the number of the violations of the ceasefire regime by over two times over the past 24 hours and this number amounted to 2903 times. Besides, the enemy launched 204 artillery-shells of 122mm and 152mm caliber, 465 mortar-shells of 120mm and 82mm caliber, 60 tank-shots and also 1065 ammunitions with different types of grenade launchers on the Republic’s territory.
The Ukrainian terrorists Gruzyevich, Shaptala, Nikolyuka, Sokolova and Delyatinsky shelled the Republic’s localities of Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Vasilyevka, Spartak, Staromikhailovka, Aleksandrovka, Yelenovka, Dokuchayevsk, Kominternovo, Novaya Tavriya, Grigorovka, Naberezhnoye, Leninskoye, Sakhanka and the locality of Trudosvkiye of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk City.
Because of artillery and mortar fire from the Ukrainian criminals’ positions in the localities of:
Spartak - there were destroyed three residential houses on Tsentralnaya street;
Staromikhailovka - there was damaged a residential house on Shevchenko street;
Trudovskiye of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk City - there were damaged two residential houses on Mark Ozyorny street;
Dokuchayevsk - there was damaged a residential house on Vatutina street;
Adjustment of fire at the localities was conducted via unmanned drones in the Gorlovka, Donetsk and Mariupol directions. We registered activities of the enemy’s five drones.
The data on violations of the Minsk agreements were handed to the representatives of the JCCC and OSCE Mission.
Our intelligence registered the fact that an assault company of the 10th separate mountain assault brigade arrived in the zone of the responsibility of the 1st mechanized battalion of the 72nd brigade to carry out subversive activities along the contact line.
The increase in the number of the violations of the ceasefire regime on the part of the AFU gives the evidence of the fact that the Ukrainian military strive for being put into the incentive compensation list as participants in the hostilities in advance of the New Year. The Ukrainian leadership’s unwillingness to implement the Minsk agreements leads to the fact that the AFU artificially escalate the situation along the contact line, demonstrating the fact of the political dialogue’s being impossible to the world community. The example is purposeful shellings of their own and our positions on the south boundaries of the Republic we said about earlier.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency