The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic underwent no changes.
Shellings on the AFU part won't stop. The enemy continues shelling the Republic's localities’ districts: Zaitsevo, Golmovsky, Gagarin mine, Ozeryanovka, Spartak, Yasinovataya, Zhabichevo, Krutaya Balka, Alexandrovka, Leninskoye, Komenternovo, Sakhanka, Oktyabr, the area of the Airport and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
Over the past 24 hours the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the DPR territory 706 times. At that, 152mm heavy artillery was applied six times, mortars of various calibre – 185 times, including 114 shells of 120mm calibre, IFV arms – 78 times, anti-aircraft mounts, grenade launchers and small arms – 437 times.
The Ukrainian party congratulated our Republic by shellings with application of the forbidden arms. Despite justifications voiced by Ukrainian press officers, the fire was launched mainly onto our troops’ positions and vital infrastructure. In particular, the roof of the filtration plant’s building housing filters was damaged by mortar fire. Fortunately, personnel and equipment sustained no damage. No interruptions in water supply followed! The station is operating fault-free.
This day, I, on behalf of the People's Militia, congratulate all the defenders of Fatherland on our professional holiday! I wish family happiness, great success and good health to courageous men and brave women! Let our victories be even more remarkable!
As well, we congratulate the AFU Command and military personnel on our holiday you have been deprived of!
All those thinking now to come over to our side!
All those ready to turn weapons in the Kiev direction on a signal and plant liberators' flag on Poroshenko's residence!
All those purposely making mistakes when planning operations and hostilities, operating radical nationalists' units!
All those deactivating ammunition and weapons at manufacturing stage!
And all those taking thought for our victories in Ukraine itself!
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency