tirsdag 22. november 2016

Donetsk Situation Report, 22.11.2016


The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains tense.
Over the past day, the Ukrainian military violated the ceasefire 519 times, having launched 6 122 and 152mm artillery shells and 148 82 and 120mm mortar shells. In addition, the enemy used in the shelling grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and small arms of different types.

The Ukrainian terrorists Panchenko, Brusov, Gruzevich, Shaptala, Nikolyuk, Sokolov and Delyatitsky shelled the following localities of the Republic: Zaytsevo, Vasilyevka, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Staromikhaylovka, Alexandrovka, Dokuchaevsk, Leninskoye, Sakhanka and Trudovskiye in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk city.

Our intelligence continues to record the strengthening of the AFU positions near the contact line.
  • In Kurdyumovka (7 km away from the contact line), there were detected three 152mm motorized artillery systems «Akatsia»;
  • In Avdeevka (5 km away from the contact line), there were detected ten 82 and 120mm mortars.

Over the past day, there were recorded new facts of tyranny against civilians on the territories temporarily controlled by the AFU. Residents of the locality of Nelepovka complain en masse about the Ukrainian military who, with the onset of cold weather, take their homes under the pretext of a temporary need. In addition, in the period of 21-22 November, at the entry and exit checkpoint «Mayorsk», unable to withstand the pressure, endless interrogations by the Ukrainian Security Service and border guards, as well as due to the lack of heating points, there died two women: Ekaterina Basmanova, a resident of Gorlovka, and Valentina Solodkaya, a resident of the Lugansk region.

Facts of crimes against the civilian population are increasingly bypassing the censorship into the Ukrainian press, which has seriously troubled the AFU command. We have learned that during a meeting, the ATO commander Popko ordered to prohibit video recordings in places of deployment of the Ukrainian military units, in order to avoid interviewing residents and recording facts of the AFU crimes against the civilian population, with their subsequent publication.

Vice-Commander of the DPR Defense Ministry operative command Donetsk,Colonel Eduard Basurin