The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic tends to stabilization.
However, shellings from the AFU positions won't stop. The enemy continues firing at the Republic's localities, subjecting to shellings mainly residential areas.
Over the past day criminal forces of Ukraine fired at the DPR territory 524 times. At that, heavy artillery was applied 25 times, mortars of various calibre – 158 times, IFVs – 40 times, antiaircraft mounts, grenade launchers and small arms – 301 times.
The enemy was launching fire at the following localities along the contact line: Mikhailovka, Zaitsevo, Shirokaya Balka, Yasinovataya, Aleksandrovka, Dokuchayevsk, Nikolayevka, Sakhanka, Leninskoye, Kominternovo and Sosnovskoye.
As a result of the shellings of Yasnoye locality conducted by punishers, a residential house sustained damage on Bogdan Khmelnytsky St. 13, a heating main and power lines were damaged, what caused disruption of electricity supply to the locality.
Our reconnaissance continues registering strengthening of the AFU positions near the contact line:
- Near Nikolayevka (8 km to the contact line) there were detected firing positions of three 152mm howitzers "Msta B";
- Near Maryinka (1 km to the contact line) there were detected six tanks;
- Near Belaya Kamenka (1 km to the contact line), there were detected another three tanks disguised at a position;
- Near Sartana (5 km to the contact line) on the territory of former warehouses there was detected the arrival of two cargo refrigerators with bodies of the dead fighters of the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps The Right Sector.
Having failed 'hostilities', and having suffered heavy losses, the Ukrainian leaders started implementation of the planned genocide of Donbass population with even stronger diligence. So, on February 1 and 4, near Ukraine-controlled Svetlodarsk, Ukrofashists blew up two transmission towers through which the locality of Gorlovka had been fed with electric power. The most scandalous fact is that the enemy planted bombs at the approaches to the damaged towers, so that to make rescue and recovery operations' process impossible.
Besides, the nationalist battalions Donbass and Krivbass blocked railway communication near Artyomovsk locality. This is not an isolated case. Yesterday we stated the same fact of blocking near Kurdyumovka locality.
According to our data, in social networks and other channels Ukrainian war criminals try to obtain from local population for a fee information on our units' dislocation, resorting to various ways. We have checked all these channels, naturally, having sent to them misinformation. As a result, the promised money wasn't received. This evidences Ukrainian security officials' universal lies, as they make promises which are never accomplished; that is from guarantees of withdrawal of forces and means, to termination of shellings.
Thus, being worthless and lacking real opportunities, Ukrainian intelligence proves its inability to handle the situation in the 'ATO' zone and by cheating tries to get the population engaged in collecting information. Current Ukrainian power clique and its military toadies have become rotted with lies and lameness long ago!
Moreover, we tell MANY THANKS to Donbass residents for participation in misinforming of Ukrainian intelligence, and for resolute protests against the AFU heavy weapons' stay in the inhabited area of Avdeyevka locality! Only thanks to you, we will be able to clear Ukraine of traitors and murderers of own people.
I will once again appeal to the Republic's population to be vigilant, and not to give in to provocation. In case of identification of dubious persons and suspicious objects, immediately report about it to the emergency services of the ministries of MGB, Internal Affairs, Emergency Situations and military commandant's office for rapid response to take place.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency