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Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 24.04.2016

24.04.16 03:01
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 24.04.2016

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

Over the past day the punishers violated the ceasefire thirty-seven times and shelled the territory of the Republic three hundred five times. On the whole, the enemy launched five 152mm artillery projectiles and two hundred fifty-eight 82mm and 120mm mortar shells. In addition, the enemy used infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of different types and small arms.

All the data on the Minsk Agreements violations were passed to representatives of the JCCC and the OSCE mission.

The most intense fire, with the use of heavy weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements, was opened at the following localities: Zaytsevo, Dokuchaevsk, Sakhanka, the Trudovskoy district and the area of the airport of Donetsk city.

The orders to shell the territory of the Republic were given by the well-known war criminals Sokolov, Krasilnikov, Shaptala and Melnik.

The DPR intelligence continues to report the amassing of forces and weapons along the contact line:

- In Chasov Yar (20 km away from the contact line), on the territory of a children camp, there was detected the arrival of personnel of nationalist units. The camp is surrounded by minefields. All the civilian personnel is sacked.

- In Pervomayskoye (10 km away from the contact line) there were detected five 152mm motorised artillery systems and three Ural trucks with ammunition.

We receive numerous complaints from the local population illegal actions of the Ukrainian military at checkpoints. The Ukrainian soldiers, located at checkpoints in the area of Mayorsk and Elenovka, delay, under various pretexts, the process of crossing the contact line by civilians in the evening. Thus, they form a "living shield" out of those civilians, placing civilian vehicles around their checkpoints. Such facts show the extreme cynicism of the punishers and extremely low morale of the Ukrainian military.

Earlier, while advancing into the territory of the Republic, including into the buffer zone, the AFU units used representatives of the OSCE mission as a "living shield". Now the punishers are acting more insidiously, using civilians to protect them at night. We regret to note the fact that the actions of the AFU, running counter to the agreements signed in Minsk, occur with the tacit consent of the OSCE Mission.

In connection with the information mentioned above, we appeal to the leadership of the OSCE SMM: open your eyes and document real violation of the Minsk Agreements by the Ukrainian military, their crimes and attempts to move into our territory with the use of prohibited weapons. Do not pretend that these facts do not concern you, that you do not hear explosions of the Ukrainian ammunition close to you and, therefore, do not document all this in your report. Be just objective!

In addition, it is important to inform that we have received information from a reliable source in the General Staff of Ukraine that all the equipment, earlier stored in the Chernobyl NPP zone, is now delivered to the AFU combat units  participating in the ATO. Before being delivered to the units, the equipment passed a formal restoration at repair plants of Ukraine. The documents of Ukrainian military command state that it is impossible to remove the radioactive background from the military equipment, it is delivered to the AFU combat units in that state. At the same time, in Ukraine. this information is classified with the highest level of secrecy.
Vice-Commander of the DPR Defense Ministry Corps Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency


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