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Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 05/05/2017

05.05.17 03:37
Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 05/05/2017

Good afternoon!

In the period from April 29 to May 5, in the large units and military units of the DPR People's Militia, the main efforts were focused on preparing for the Victory Day parade, conducting complex tactical trainings of motorized rifle, tank and artillery units aimed at improving combat skills in the conditions of direct contact with the enemy.


Over the past 24 hours, there were registered 46 occasions of ceasefire violations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The territory of the Republic was attacked with tanks, mortars of various calibres, weapons of the IFV, grenade launchers and small arms.

In total, over the past week the enemy committed 339 occasions of the ceasefire regime violation and fired 1,788 projectiles, tank shells and mortar rounds at the territory of the Republic from weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine exposed 28 Republic's localities to fire: Zaitsevo, Gorlovka, Ozeryanovka, Dolomitnoye, Mikhailovka, Krasny Partizan, Zheleznaya Balka, Verkhnetoretskyoe, Valilievka, Panteleymonovka, Krytaya Balka, Yasinovataya, Zhabichevo, Yakovlevka,  Spartak, Yasnoye, Dokuchayevsk, Novolaspa, Oktyabr, Zaichenko, Kominternovo, Dzerzhynskoye, Sosnovskoye, Sakhanka, Kulikovo, Leninskoye, the area of the Airport, the Petrovsky and the Kirovsky districts of Donetsk, in which territories 38 houses were damaged.

Casualties among the DPR Armed Forces personnel amounted to one perished and three injured.


The Ukrainian side continues shelling peaceful areas of our Republic. In total, over the past week, as a result of shelling by Ukraine, one civilian was killed and five were injured.

The Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces continues to move heavy weapons near the contact line. The absence of heavy weapons in the storage areas is recorded daily in the reports of the OSCE Mission. In total, over the past week, Mission's representatives noted the absence of the AFU weapons:

152 mm howitzer Msta-B - 62 units;

152 mm Giatsint-B - 18 units;

122 mm SP gun Gvozdika - 3 units;

100 mm anti-tank guns MT-12 Rapira - 24 units;

82 mm mortar - 4 units;

MLRS BM-27 Uragan - 12 units;

Tanks - 30 units.

Also, Ukrainian security forces continued to shell life-support facilities.

On May 2, the positions of the 72 separate mechanized brigade targeted with direct fire the power lines in the area of the Avdeyevka industrial zone, using 120 mm mortars and tanks. In total, more than 80 mortar rounds and shells were launched. As a result, the Donetsk filtering station was once again de-energized.

According to our reconnaissance, for the provocation, there were involved units of the "Right Sector", which firing on the power lines pylons in the territory controlled by Ukraine.

In all cases of artillery and mortar strikes, the Ukrainian side actively used unmanned aerial vehicles to adjust fire. The remains of one of them, shot down by our units in the south of the Republic, are presented to your attention. This is a modification of the UAV "Shadow" produced in the US and modified in Ukraine.

We continue receiving information about the brewing riots among servicemen of the 72 and 92 separate mechanised brigade of the AFU who are not satisfied with low food and technical supplies, as well as with unfulfilled promises on additional payments for participation in the so-called 'ATO'.

In order to prevent the development of the brewing conflict, the military and political leadership sends detachments of the National Guard to these units with the task of establishing order and maintaining discipline.

At that, pro-Nazi citizens of Ukraine from the units of the "Right Sector" are not eager to fight and in every possible way shirk their tasks.

Due to the lack of possibility to continue smuggling and looting in the conflict zone, they decided to do this in the central and western regions of Ukraine.

So, according to information received from Uzhgorod, the representatives of the "Right Sector" have terrorized the local Poles, Hungarians and Romanians so heavily that they turned to the German PMC "Asgaard German Security Group" and ensured the arrival of fifty of its representatives for their defense.


Ukraine continues attracting foreign experts to conduct military operations in the South-East of the country.

According to our reconnaissance, a group of 80 Georgian mercenaries arrived in the area near the Mariupol station to reinforce the 36th separate marines brigade that has the lowest percentage of manning due to sanitary losses.


Yet again we record the facts of concealing losses in the ranks of the AFU. It is estimated that up to 20 servicemen with injuries and wounds are delivered to hospitals in the Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa regions on a daily basis. And the soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who suffered from diseases and epidemics, only increase this number of non-combat losses.

The fact of the rabbit disease epidemic among of the AFU marines, which we reported earlier, has been supplemented by outbreaks of dysentery and pediculosis among the personnel of the AFU, the morbidity of these diseases increased by 50% and 70% respectively. Servicemen of the 30 separate mechanised brigade and the 40 separate artillery, located in the Mariupol direction, are the most affected by these diseases.

Additionally, we recorded cases when bath and laundry equipment purchased by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is immediately written off and sold to local entrepreneurs immediately upon arrival in the so-called 'ATO' zone.

An increase in the infectious diseases incidences is also associated with the warm weather and erosion of groundwater by burial dumpings of Ukrainian servicemen.

So, according to reports received from the local residents of Krasnogorovka locality, soldiers secretly buried in a common grave TWENTY bodies of their comrades from among the 72 separate mechanised brigade near the city cemetery, all of them are on the MIA lists.


All of the facts of Ukraine's caring about its so-called heroes mentioned above speak both of full cachexy in the Ukrainian Armed Forces in particular, and of the complete degradation of the Ukrainian society as a whole.

And all this is happening in, according to Poroshenko, the "eighth in power" army of Europe, "ready, as Turchinov says, to reach the borders with Russia."

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


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