The situation on the contact line underwent no changes over the past 24 hours.
In violation of all the agreements the enemy shelled the territory of the Republic nineteen times. There were shelled the localities of Zaytsevo, Zheleznaya Balka, Dokuchaevsk, Kominternovo, Leninskoe, Zhabichevo, Spartak and the village of Trudovskie of the city of Donetsk. In total, to the territory of the Republic there were launched twenty eight mines of 82mm calibre, ten mines of 120mm calibre, there were made sixteen shots from tanks, fifty five from infantry fighting vehicles, seventy from rocket anti-tank launchers, tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns and grenade machine guns.
The enemy keeps shelling the the territory of the DPR from the occupied localities in the buffer zone. Thus, the AFU launched ten mines of 82mm calibre from the locality of Tolokovka to the locality of Kominternovo, fifteen mines of 82mm calibre from the locality of Vodyanoe to the locality of Leninskoe and made four tank shots from the locality of Gnutovo to the locality of Kominternovo.
As a result of the AFU tank fire there were destroyed two residential facilities in the locality of Kominternovo.
Intelligence of the Donetsk People's Republic keeps registering the facts of transportation and concentration of the enemy’s weapons and personnel on the contact line, so in the area of the locality of Artemovsk (20 km from the contact line) there was registered arrival of seven units of MLRS ‘Grad’.
Besides, according to the report of the OSCE Mission of January 14, 2016, in the sites of forbidden weaponry storage there was registered the absence of six Ukrainian howitzers D-48 of 85mm calibre and on the outskirts of Volnovakha under the scrim revealed two anti-tank cannons MT-12 ‘Rapira’ of 100mm calibre.
We draw attention of the International Monitoring Mission to gross violations of the Minsk Agreements by the Ukrainian party! Your inaction and ignoring of serious provocations leads to letting off the leash of the Ukrainian chasteners in Donbass. By their indifference the European observers encourage the nationalists’ aggression. You should know, that on your conscience there will be the new victims in case you don't begin to prove now black is black, and white is white!
We keep receiving the information about the critical level of the incidence of diseases among the Ukrainian military personnel. Military hospitals in Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Mariupol are packed to capacity. The overwhelming majority of patients are admitted with pneumonia, poisonings and infectious diseases. The Ukrainian command makes vain attempts on health protection of the military personnel, demanding from the units’ commanders to decrease the incidence of diseases. In their turn, the commanders, artificially reducing the statistics, restrict sending patients into medical institutions as much as possible. There only the emergency patients are exposed to evacuation. All the other military personnel recover in the field. Only over the last two days from such treatment on the AFU positions there have been registered seven cases with fatal outcome. These are the military personnel whom their commanders forbade to ask for the qualified medical care so as not to spoil statistical figures on incidence of deceases.
Therefore, we address mothers of the Ukrainian fighters: save the lives of your sons until they are done to death by the commanders!
Vice-Commander Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency