The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains tense.
Over the past day the Ukrainian fighters violated ceasefire 1882 times. At that the enemy launched 118 artillery projectiles of 152mm and 122mm calibre, 418 mortar shells of 120mm and 82mm calibre, and made ten tank shots. Besides, the fire was launched from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, and various types of small arms.
The following Republic’s localities underwent shellings by the Ukrainian terrorists Panchenko, Brusov, Gruzevitch, Shaptala, Nikolyuk, Sokolov and Delyatitsky: Zaitsevo, Gorlovka, Ozeryanovka, Krutaya Balka, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Staromikhailovka, Aleksandrovka, Yelenovka, Dokuchayevsk, Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Sakhanka, Novaya Tavriya, Sergeyevka, Bezymennoye and Trudovskiye locality of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
Fire from the AFU fighters’ artillery and mortars was adjusted by means of drones.
One soldier of the DPR People’s Militia got killed in the shellings by the Ukrainian military.
Our intelligence continues detecting strengthening of the AFU positions near the contact line:
- Near Dzerzhinsk (5 km away from the contact line) there were detected four units of MRLS BM-21 ‘Grad’;
- Near Krasnogorovka (3 km away from the contact line) there were detected firing positions of 20 mortars of 82mm and 120mm calibre;
- Near Vodyanoye (2 km away from the contact line) there were detected four 120mm mortars.
Today’s meetings of the Normandy Quartet Foreign Ministers in Minsk at which the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Klimkin plans to set emphasis on security and humanitarian issues humanitarian, doesn't stop the Ukrainian fighters from committing crimes against civilians of the Republic.
So, yesterday, Ukrainian terrorists from the 1st battalion of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade carried out an artillery and mortar attack of a residential sector of Krutaya Balka locality, that is the Yasinovataya district. By a lucky chance, casualties were avoided.
With the onset of cold weather, high incidence among military personnel is noted in the AFU units deployed near the contact line, what it is connected with unsatisfactory provision with winter clothes and bad living conditions. The fact of death of a soldier of the 55th artillery brigade was detected near Avdeyevka locality. In this regard, the command of the ‘ATO’ headquarters gave instruction on doing influenza vaccination to all the military personnel.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency