Over the past 24 hours, there were registered 24 ceasefire violations on the part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy applied mortars, IFVs, various types of grenade launchers and small arms. 18 mortar-shells of 82mm caliber were launched on the territories of the localities of KRUTAYA BALKA, MINERALNOYE, SPARTAK, ZHABICHEVO, DOKUCHAYEVSK, ELENOVKA, the airport area, Petrovsky and Kirovsky districts of Donetsk. As a result of the shelling of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk there was damaged one house-building at the address: Lugovskoy Street, 39.
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy launched 13 mortar-shells of 120mm caliber and 30 mortar-shells of 82mm caliber. Besides, Ukrainian military shelled the localities of LENINSKOYE, DZERZHUNSKOYE and KOMINTERNOVO with various types of grenade launchers and small arms.
In the Gorlovka direction, the enemy shelled the localities of ZAITSEVO and VERKHNETORETSKOYE with various types of grenade launchers and small arms.
As a result of the shelling of the ZAITSEVO locality from the positions of the 4th separate infantry battalion of the 128 separate brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the use of IFVs, grenade launchers of various types and small arms, a civilian Dygai Viktor Anatolyevich born in 1969 living on Karbyshev Street, 53 perished. Moreover, as a result of the Ukrainian shelling, four house-buildings more at the addresses: Karbyshev Street, 63; Poletaev Street, 41; Sagorodsky Street, 15 and 17 were damaged.
The house, where a father with three kids lived had been shelled several times, taking shelter in a basement of his house he didn’t want to leave it to the utmost, he repaired the house again and again and kept bringing up his children. But at that time, the commanders of the 128th separate brigade of the 4th separate battalion – Criminals Sobko and Khodi were able to reach their goal and three kinds were orphaned.
What about the battalion command thought when implementing the criminal order of Sobko?! About the truce? Or about promotion? How much did he assess the life of the innocent person?
Those guilty of this inhuman crime will take full responsibility for their actions in front of the law and God! There was opened a criminal case concerning the tragedy.
Ukrainian criminals cynically and purposefully shell the residential areas of the DPR localities as a result, civilians tragically perish.
We are calling on the OSCE, UNO representatives and international human rights organizations to open the eyes to acts of atrocity committed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to bring the criminals to the responsibility!
According to our intelligence, the AFU keep concentrating their forces and facilities to the contact line aimed at strengthening the 53rd brigade, in the vicinity of the locality of Artyomovsk there was detected arrival of 15 Giatsint towed howitzers of 152mm caliber, 10 vehicles with ammunition and 50 people of the military personnel.
Regular shelling of the DPR localities, concentration of heavy weapons to the contact line and continuation of conducting punitive operations show Kiev’s real intentions.
Despite the numerous statements about striving for peaceful settlement of the conflict, the military and political leadership makes everything to escalate the conflict and destroy Donbass population by bestial shelling and artillery fire!
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency