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Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 17.01.2017

17.01.17 03:41
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 17.01.2017

The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic remains tense.

Criminal forces of Ukraine 427 times have violated the ceasefire regime over the past 24 hours. At that the enemy has launched onto the territory of the Republic 143 mortar rounds of 120 and 82 mm caliber, and also 278 shells from grenade launchers of various types. Besides, the IFV and small arms were used.

The following localities were subjected to firing by the Ukrainian terrorists under the leadership of commanders of the AFU 53d, 72d, 92d separate mechanized brigades Gruzevich, Sokolov, Nikolyuk, the commander of the 55th artillery brigade Panchenko, the commander of separate special forces battalion 'Donbass-Ukraina' Vlasenko, the commander of the 36th marine brigade Delyatitsky and the commander of the 25th separate airborne brigade Zenchenko: Zheleznaya Balka, Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Vasilyevka, Vesyoloye, Abakumovo, Luganskoye, Staromikhailovka, Belaya Kamenka, the Airport area and the settlement of Trudovskiye in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.

As a result of shelling by the AFU there were damaged 10 houses in the localities of Yelenovka, Gorlovka and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, besides a gas pipeline was damaged in the locality of Yasnoye

One DPR military personnel was killed as a result of mortar fire opened by the Ukrainian artillery.

Our investigation continues registering the strengthening of the AFU positions near the line of contact. So, near the settlements of:

Maryinka (1 km to the line of contact) there were detected three tanks and firing positions of four 82-mm mortars;

Lebedinskoye (6 km to the line of contact) there were detected two howitzers D-30 and two tanks.

Besides, there was registered the arrival of a column consisting of cargo vehicles with ammunition in the 40 artillery brigade for the further shelling of the DPR residential areas.

Yesterday the Ukrainian party handed over the body of the DPR Army's serviceman Savyan Alexander Konstantinovich, had been killed after refusal of perjury, mockeries and tortures by criminals from the AFU 92d separate motorized brigade headed by the criminal Nikolyuk.

Aiming to get rehabilitated in the eyes of military authorities, the commander of the 92d brigade Nilolyuk has ordered the units to capture the DPR Army's serviceman, to present him the public and command as the saboteur who allegedly had been preparing terrorist attack in the territory under AFU's control. Trying to capture the serviceman, on the western suburbs of Donetsk, the Ukrainian fighters used weapons, having shot him in the leg.

After being deployed to the Ukrainian territory, the serviceman was tortured during interrogation by the AFU punishers. Despite this, they didn't manage to incline our serviceman to give false testimonies in front of the camera proving his alleged participation in the preparation of the diversions. Then the serviceman was shot through the head. It is confirmed by the bullet holes on his body: one hole in his knee, the second one – in the head which prove that the fighter at first was wounded, and then was killed by a head-shot. It's beyond the purpose to do it in inverse chronological order.

This fact shows the real face of the Ukrainian punishers, and also their attitude towards prisoners of war.

It is important to note that the Ukrainian experts have carried out preliminary medical processing of wounds, the change of wounds' form with extraction of some bones and tissue to hide the evidence of mockeries and to exclude a possibility to establish type, caliber of weapon by a forensic medical examination and also the distance from which he was killed.

It is another act of brutal mockery over the wounded prisoner not capable to resist and receive protection against the ruthless executioners who have captured him.

The commissions on investigation of the AFU war crimes operating in the Republic will open a criminal case and make an investigation into the specified facts of violations of the rights and freedoms of the person, and also international, recognized rules and customs of warfare.

In spite of everything, the number of non-combat losses continue to grow in the AFU ranks. Our investigation has established that during night educational firing practice from IFV in one of the units of the 54 brigade the mechanic-driver of the fighting vehicle, backing up, had run over one of his colleagues. The injured serviceman died in agony already on the way to the first-aid post, due to the lack of the ambulance vehicle and not qualitatively provided medical care. Once again it shows a devil-may-care attitude of the command towards the planning of such actions.

The combat trainings are held at the highest level in the DPR units. Now there is being held the coordination of units which will end with the control training.

Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency



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