The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic continues deteriorating.
Over the past day the Ukrainian fighters violated ceasefire 1089 times. At that the enemy launched 45 artillery projectiles of 152mm and 122mm calibre, 430 mortar shells of 120mm and 82mm calibre. Besides, the fire was launched from grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and various types of small arms. There is noted the increase in the number of application of various types of grenade launchers by the Ukrainian military. Over the past day onto the Republic’s territory there were launched 439 grenades, including 294 onto the localities of Zaitsevo and Kominternovo.
The following Republic’s localities underwent shellings by the Ukrainian terrorists Panchenko, Brusov, Gruzevitch, Shaptala, Matseiko, Nikolyuk, Sokolov and Delyatitsky: Zaitsevo, Ozeryanovka, Yasinovataya, Zhabichevo, Spartak, Signalnoye, Staromikhailovka, Aleksandrovka, Dokuchayevsk, Belaya Kamenka, Kominternovo, Sakhanka, Leninskoye, Sosnovskyoe, Petrovskoye, Dzerzhinskoye and Trudovskiye locality of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
There continue happening shellings of the Republic’s vital infrastructure facilities by the Ukrainian military as a result of which days without power and gas supply there were left residents of the localities of Kominternovo, Sakhanka and Leninskoye.
The following localities underwent damage caused by the artillery and mortar fire in the part of the Ukrainian criminals:
- In Staromikhailovka there was damaged one residential house on Zhukovsky Street;
- In Sakhanka there was damaged one house on Gavrilenko Street;
- In the Petrovsky district of Donetsk there was damaged one house on Ligovsky Street.
Three soldiers of the DPR People's Militia got wounded in the Ukrainian artillery shellings.
Our intelligence continues detecting strengthening of the AFU positions near the contact line:
- Near Stepnoye (3 km away from the contact line) there were detected four mortars of 120mm calibre;
- Near Novotroitskoye (6 km away from the contact line) there were detected ten mortars of 120mm calibre;
- Near Dimitrov (35 km away from the contact line) there was detected the arrival of ten units of MRLS ‘Grad’;
- Near Andreyevka (17 km away from the contact line) there was detected the arrival of one MRLS ‘Grad’.
Along with the war crimes committed by the AFU against the population of the Republic, Ukrainian punishers continue holding terror and excesses against the civilians living on the territory under their control. Residents of Shirokino locality complain of the facts of marauding and robberies of houses by personnel of the 36th separate marine brigade of the AFU. In the locality of Orlovskoye personnel of the 56th separate mechanized brigade killed a civilian. The command of the 92nd separate mechanized brigade didn't manage to suppress from the public the fact of a minor girl having been raped by a military in Novotroitsk locality. There was brought a criminal case. These and other facts once again reveal the reason of local residents’ indignation upon arbitrariness of the Ukrainian military and more and more often there are voiced requirements about withdrawal of the AFU units from localities around the ‘ATO’ zone.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency