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Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 8.11.2016

08.11.16 03:38
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 8.11.2016

The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic continues deteriorating.

Over the past day the Ukrainian fighters violated the ceasefire 1072 times. At that the enemy launched onto the territory of the Republic 112 artillery projectiles of 152mm and 122mm calibre, and 392 shells of 120mm and 82mm and six tank shells. Besides, there were applied grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and various types of small arms.

The following localities underwent shellings by the Ukrainian terrorists: Zaitsevo, Gorlovka, Zheleznaya Balka, Vasilievka, Yasinovataya, Zhabichevo, Vesyoloye, Dokuchayevsk, Yelenovka, Sakhanka, Leninskoye, Oktyabr, Kominternovo and the locality of Trudovskiye of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.

The shellings were carried out by the command of Ukraine’s crime bosses Panchenko, Brusov, Shaptala, Matseiko, Nikolyuk, Sokolov and Delyatitsky.

The following localities sustained damage caused by the artillery, mortar fire and shooting from the positions of the Ukrainian criminals:

- In Zaitsevo there were damaged four houses on Mirnaya, Poletayev, Rybalko and Rudnev Street;

- In Yelenovka there were damaged five residential houses on Frunze, Lenin and Pereyezdnaya Street;

- In Dokuchayevsk Gonchas Lyubov Mikhailovna, born in 1940, got wounded as a result of the shelling from small arms.

There continue happening purposeful shellings of the vital infrastructure facilities of the Republic. So, over the past day during a mortar attack there occurred a break of the power line, resulting from what more than 70 houses in Sakhanka locality were left without electricity supply. Besides, Ukraine’s special operations forces actively used radio noise means against mobile cellular communication in the Yasinovataya district, thereby tried to block calls to the emergency services, including firefighters and ambulance.


Our intelligence continues detecting the AFU arms forbidden by the Minsk Agreements near the contact line:

- Near Pravdovka (18 km away from the contact line) there was detected the arrival of 150 personnel of the Volunteer Ukrainian Corps The Right Sector;

- Near Georgiyevka (8 km away from the contact line) for strengthening of the positions in the zone of responsibility of the 92nd mechanized brigade there arrived up to 300 personnel of the National Guard;

- Near Granitnoye (1 km away from the contact line) there were detected three mortars of 82mm calibre.


Besides, our intelligence established the fact that after the 16th battalion of the 58th separate motor-infantry brigade had been withdrawn from the ‘ATO’ zone in Glukhov locality of the Sumy region, the battalion’s command urgently registers paperwork on write-off of the allegedly failed military equipment under the guise of the destroyed by artillery shelling, and it is actually plundered by the Ukrainian "defenders."


There was confirmed another fact of the AFU blatant excesses on the contact line. So, overnight to November 6 military personnel of the 1st tank company of the 36th separate marine brigade stole a tank from the company’s base being in the state of alcohol intoxication. Then they left for Zarya locality, visited a shop, at that in the centre of the locality they ran down a civil vehicle in which there were three civilians who succumbed to injuries on the spot.


We connect the increase in the number of shellings by the Ukrainian military with the forthcoming meeting of the Normandy Format Contact Group on November 9. In anticipation of this meeting the Ukrainian party traditionally steps up escalation of tension in the conflict zone, provoking the DPR Armed Forces into opening backfire, for the purpose of charging us with non-compliance with the Minsk Agreements. In our turn, we don't give in to provocations and totally observe the undertaken obligations.

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


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