The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains tense.
In total over the past day the Ukrainian military violated the ceasefire regime 518 times.
On the Republic’s territory there were launched 118 artillery projectiles of 152mm calibre and 42 – of 122mm calibre, 277 shells of 129mm and 82mm calibre, and there were made ten tank shots. Besides, the enemy opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms.
At that the majority of shellings were conducted before midnight on September 14, 2016. After the ceasefire regime came into action the Ukrainian party continued shelling the locality of Yasinovataya from their positions near Avdeyevka, thus having launched nine shells of 82mm calibre. It demonstrates the unwillingness of the Ukrainian military and political leadership to join the operating truce.
The AFU shelled the following localities: Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Makeyevka, Donetsk, Dokuchayevsk, Sakhanka, Leninskoye, Kominternovo and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk city.
As a result of the artillery shellings conducted by the punishers there were damaged:
Three buildings, including the secondary school №3, the pension fund building and one residential house in Dokuchayevsk.
Nine residential houses in the Chervonogvardeysky district of Makeyevka. In the same place there was damaged a power cable which knocked out the mine Shcheglovskaya-Glubokaya, therefore miners were blocked underground.
It should be noted that on the eve of the announced complete ceasefire regime from 20:50 the enemy was attempting to break through our positions and occupy the territory near the locality of Avdeyevka. However, the Ukrainian military were stopped by fire from small arms. One IFV of the punishers was hit from a rocket anti-tank launcher, its running gear sustained damage. Having suffered losses, the AFU units receded to their initial positions, covering the withdrawal with chaotic fire from another IFV in the direction of our troops. One DPR soldier died repelling the AFU units’ attack.
Besides, when recording the shellings by the AFU there was wounded the Russian journalist of News Front news agency. At the moment it is in hospital, nothing threatens his life.
Our intelligence continues detecting the facts of the Ukrainian military preparations for bloody provocations and stepping up hostilities:
- Near Beryozovoye (6 km away from the contact line) there was detected the firing position of two 120mm mortars, one covering armoured personnel carrier and six vehicles with ammunition;
- Near Bogdanovka (4 km away from the contact line) the were detected three tanks, three IFV-2, four vehicles with ammunition and personnel.
The equipment is located in wooded areas and carefully disguised.
All the data on violations of the Minsk Agreements by the Ukrainian party and the position of the AFU’s forbidden arms were passed to the OSCE and JCCC representatives.
The Ukrainian military command continues carrying out "the seventh wave" of mobilization. So, it was revealed that after reserve training at the military base of the 72th separate mechanized brigade reservists are violently enlisted to the ranks of the brigade which is to replace the 30th separate mechanized brigade on the front line soon.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency