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Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 07/07/2017

07.07.17 05:15
Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 07/07/2017

Good afternoon!

Last week, in the large and military units of the Armed Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic, group and instructor group trainings were held, involving combat training with battalion commanders and their deputies, as well as company commanders in tactical, fire and special training. Also, group sessions on fire control were held with the commanders of artillery divisions and their deputies.

The DPR Armed Forces, jointly with the power structures of the Republic, continue taking measures on counteracting terrorism and combating sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the enemy.


Over the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine committed 33 ceasefire violations. 

The enemy launched five projectiles of 122-mm calibre, 96 mortar-shells of 120mm and 82mm calibre and four tank-shells onto the Republic’s territory. 


In total, over the past week the enemy committed 207 occasions of the ceasefire regime violation and fired 865 rocket projectiles, tank shells and mortar rounds at the territory of the Republic.

AFU shellings affected 30 settlements of the Republic, in seven of them 17 houses were damaged and destroyed. In addition, in the localities of Yasinovatnaya, Trudovskiye and Leninskoye, gas, water and electricity supplies are damaged.

Mostly the bombardments affected the Petrovsky, the Kuybyshevsky and Kievsky districts of Donetsk, as well as settlements of Aleksandrovka, Gorlovka, Trudovskiye, Yasinovataya, Dokuchayevsk and Leninckoye.

As a result of AFU attacks, one defender of the Republic was wounded.


Also, over the past week, according to official reports, the OSCE SMM has recorded the absence of heavy weapons in the storage areas of the AFU:

Air defense missile system ("Osa", 210 mm) - one unit;

Tanks (T-64 and T-72) - seven units;

Mortar of 120-mm calibre - 26 units;

Anti-aircraft missile systems ("Strela-10", 120-mm) - two units;

Anti-tank guns ("Rapier", 100-mm) - six units;

Towed howitzers (D-30, 122-mm) - 19 units.


We continue monitoring the movement of the AFU units. In particular, the two companies of the tank battalion, previously identified near Peski locality in the initial area for the offensive, were redeployed in the vicinity of Tonenkoye settlement. The location and positions in the area of Krasnogorovka and Avdeyevka in the amount of up to30 artillery units of the 55 separate artillery brigade, as well as areas of concentration of forces and facilities of the 72 separate mechanised brigade and individual units of the 128 separate mountain infantry brigade.

These shock troops, on the eve of the meeting of the G20, were supposed to carry out provocations in the area of Donetsk on July 6, 2017, as envisioned by the command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. However, thanks to the professional actions of our reconnaissance, which enabled timely disclosure of this information, the enemy's plans were disrupted.

It is important to note that previously published military orders for the applying of forces and facilities of the 55 separate artillery brigade, the 72 separate mechanised brigade and the 128 separate mountain infantry brigade during the offensive operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Donetsk were not the only ones at our disposal of secret documents. We continue getting through information from the flash drive. Today we present an extract from the planned fire table and the defeat goals of the 1st division of the 55th SAB when attacking Donetsk and the DPR Armed Forces with the AFU heavy artillery, which was planned to be carried out by the enemy on July 6, 2017. I am confident that this information will interest the representatives of the OSCE SMM who can use it to reconcile the weapons concealed by the AFU in the so-called 'ATO' zone.


By the way, we do not insist on the Ukrainian command recognizing the fact of the soldier's service in the 128th brigade, who rendered us invaluable help in disrupting their offensive plans. It is important to us that he serves in the 128th brigade and his co-soldiers know him. And most importantly, Ukrainian servicemen see that the command of the so-called 'ATO' has already refused from him to save their face.

Perhaps, the major has already been dismissed from the ranks of the AFU with hindsight. Or maybe be is being tortured by the SBU officers somewhere in the backyard, just like they did with those of the soldiers of the LPR People's Militia, who were forcibly captured in late June, while having severely slaughtered two of them. These facts of lies and cruelty will remain on Ukrainian forces' conscience.


Last week showed the commitment of Ukraine's military and political leadership to the terrorist methods of war in Donbass, which continues to take all possible measures to escalate the conflict in Donbass.

In particular, on July 4, thanks to the vigilance of the Republican citizens, we managed to prevent a terrorist attack in Donetsk, planned by the special services of Ukraine, aimed at destabilizing the situation in the Republic on the eve of their offensive actions. The activation of a remote explosive device was to take place in a crowded place in the morning, when city residents go to work. Fortunately, the terrorist plans of Ukrainian criminals did not come true. I thank our citizens! And I ask you to continue to be vigilant and timely report any suspicious activity of dubious persons.


Our reconnaissance continues recording the facts of lawlessness by the AFU units in relation to the local population. According to the information received by us, the commanders of the AFU units together with the representatives of the National Guard of Ukraine, in connection with the severe deficit of ammunition in the units performing combat tasks on the contact line, under the guise of checking the availability of permitted hunting weapons among the local population, carry out its seizure. This fact indicates that the command of the so-called 'ATO' completely abstracted from the situation in the 'ATO' zone and control over the actions of its units. Local residents in the territory under Ukraine's control in the so-called zone of 'ATO' have repeatedly appealed to the local authorities with a plea for protecting them from lawlessness, which is conducted against the population by the soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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


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