The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains tense.
Over the past day the Ukrainian punishers violated the ceasefire regime 289 times.
The enemy launched 21 artillery shells of 122mm and 152mm caliber and 200 mortar shells of 82mm and 120mm caliber at the peaceful Republican localities. Besides, the shelling was carried out with infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms.
The military criminals Gorbatyuk, Vodolazsky, Zabolotny, Zubanich, Panchenko, Goraz were in charge of shelling the Republican localities of Zaitsevo, Vasilyevka, Gorlovka, Mineralnoye, Yasinovataya, Staromikailovka, Aleksandrovka, Dokuchayevsk, Styla, Leninskoye, Sakhanka and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk City.
As a result of the AFU shellings of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk City there was damaged a house-building and broken a gas pipe line. At present there are carried out works on its recovery.
We keep registering the redeployment of the AFU military equipment prohibited by the Minsk Agreements near the contact line. Thus, in the area of the localities of:
Konstantinovka (25km away from the contact line) there was registered the arrival of 7 self-propelled howitzers “Akatsiya” of 152mm caliber and 7 cargo trucks “Ural” with ammunition inside;
Krasnogorovka (3km away from the contact line) there was registered the presence of 9 towed howitzers D-30 of 122mm caliber and 4 mortars of 82mm caliber;
Starognatovka (4km away from the contact line) there was registered the presence of MRLS “Grad”, 8 infantry fighting vehicles and up to 30 people of the military personnel.
We are noting that despite the second day of the SMM OSCE Deputy Head Alexander Hug’s work in the Republic, the Ukrainian side keeps violating the Minsk Agreements, shelling the DPR localities with weapons prohibited. As a result of the shellings, there suffer civilians and are damaged municipal facilities. Hence, the SMM OSCE Deputy Head can assure himself of the Ukrainian side’s unwillingness to meet a half-way and to solve the conflict by peaceful means.
Once again there were registered non-battle losses among the AFU military personnel. Thus, in the 1st battalion of the 30 separate mechanized brigade while putting a homemade bomb there died two servicemen. Under similar circumstances, in the 36th separate brigade of the marine infantry there got wounded three servicemen.
On the back of the AFU non-battle losses increase under the conditions of the relevant truce, it is funny the Chief of General Staff Muzhenko’s statement on the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had been tasked to meet the full compatibility with the Armed Forces of the NATO countries by 2020. In what connection, Muzhenko put the mastery of the English language in the first place to the servicemen and last - weaponry and material support.
Along with this, on a recent day the US Marine Corps Major-General Commandant Robert Neller made a statement on the American Army’s intention of crossing over to military actions carrying out new standards by 2025 year, taking into account the “hybrid war” Experience used by the Republics’ Armed Forces. Due to this, we are offering the AFU not to hurry up with the NATO standards and to strain after the DPR Army perfection. It is possible that the Ukrainian army will not need the English language.
Vice-Commander of the DPR Defense Ministry operative command Donetsk Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency