The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains
Over the past day the Ukrainian military shelled the
territory of the Republic105 times.The enemy fired 26
mines of 82mm and 120mmcaliber with
mortars. Besides, the shelling was carried out with infantry fighting vehicles,
different types of grenade launchers and small arms.
The Ukrainian military shelled such localities as:Vesyoloye,
Yasinovataya, Spartak, Mineralnoye, Vasilyevka, Sakhanka, Tavricheskoye, Belaya
Kamenka, Victorovka, the mine Abakumova and the area of the Donetsk
Brigade commanders Delyatinsky, Shaptal and Sokolov
are responsible for violation of the ceasefire regime.
All the data on violation of the Minsk Agreements were
handed over to the representatives of the Joint Centre for Control and
Coordination and SMM OSCE.
The Intelligence of the Armed Forces of the DPR keeps
registering the concentration of heavy weapons along the contact line. Thus, in
the area of the locality of Granitnoye (500m before the contact line of troops)
there were registered two self-propelled artillery weapons, a MRLS “Grad”,
a towed howitzer D-30, besides, registered unloading of 22 boxes with
There were registered facts of opening sniper-fire in
the area of the locality of Luganskoye on soldiers and civilians wearing
St.George Ribbons. For the purpose on the eve of the Victory Day Celebration, a
commander of the 1st infantry brigade of the 54th separate mechanized brigade
authorized shoots with a long range sniper rifle aimed at increasing the
professional level of the Ukrainian punitors. In particular, a soldier from the
54th separate mechanized brigade having a call sign “Smailik” received such an
order who practiced on live targets discovered on the territory occupied by the
Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Our intelligence keeps registering the facts of violating
military discipline, conflicts based on national grounds, self-mutilation and
facts when Ukrainian military undermine themselves in the units of the Armed
Forces of Ukraine on May Days .
Thus, as a result of mishandling with a grenade, in
the area of the locality of Artyomovsk Petrov Roman Aleksandrovich, a
lieutenant and a soldier of the 25th brigade of the 54th separate mechanized
brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a fragment wound of the left
hand. The commander of the battalion “Kiyevskaya Rus” tried to conceal the real
reasons of this incident, having reported on the wound of the soldier to his
leadership as a result of the shelling carried out from the positions of the Armed
Forces of the DPR.
On May 9, there were registered clashes between the
nationalists of the regiment “Azov” and the soldiers of the 36th brigade of the
naval infantry near Mariupol. In particular, the soldiers of the naval infantry
invited the veterans of the Great Patriotic War to the celebration of the
Victory Day to honor winners. However, solemn events were disrupted by drunk
nationalists who got to know that the Ukrainian soldiers celebrated the Victory
Day. As a result, up to seven soldiers of the naval infantry and several
radicals received bodily injuries. It is informed that the radicals used guns
airwards to intimidate soldiers. The Veterans were not injured as a result of a
Our intelligence also discovered the facts of money
machinations carried out by the command of the regiment “Azov”. In particular,
in aid of personal gain, the key personnel of the regiment put the drafted
military personnel into the list of the unit with a delay up to six months from
the date of starting a military service. Commanders take this money raised.
Therefore, there are registered the cased of a mass transference of soldiers to
serve in the 93rd brigade.
And in conclusion, we received very unpleasant
information from reliable sources in the 54th brigade. We are asking the
leadership of the SMM OSCE for conducting an investigation on the fact of
violating regulations of the international organization by separate observers.
In particular, the representatives of the Mission OSCE are rendering assistance
in transportation of service ammunition by a service vehicle to the positions
of the 1st brigade of the 54th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces
of Ukraine. Besides, in the near future these observers are to transport more
three boxes with cartridges of 7.62 mm caliber to the positions of the 1st
battalion of the 54th brigade.
This fact is undermining the credibility of the
Mission OSCE, due to this we are demanding that similar violations will not be
allowed any more.
Vice-Commander of the DPR Defense Ministry operative
command Donetsk Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency
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