The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic remains tense.
Criminal forces of Ukraine 682 times have violated the ceasefire regime over the past 24 hours. At that the enemy has launched onto the territory of the Republic 28 artillery shells of 152 mm caliber, 193 mortar shells of 120 and 82 mm caliber, 359 shells from grenade launchers of various types. Besides, the IFV and small arms were used.
The following localities were subjected to firing by the Ukrainian terrorists under the leadership of commanders of the AFU 53d, 72d, 92d separate mechanized brigades Gruzevich, Sokolov, Nikolyuk, the commander of the 55th artillery brigade Panchenko, the commander of the 46th separate special forces battalion 'Donbass-Ukraina' Vlasenko, the commander of the 36th marine brigade Delyatitsky and the commander of the 25th separate airborne brigade Zenchenko: Ozeryanovka, Zaitsevo, Dolomitnoye, Golmovsky, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Yelenovka, Signalnoye, Luganskoye, Dokuchayevsk, Yasnoye, Sakhanka, Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Oktyabr, the airport area and the settlement of Trudovskiye in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
The artillery fire adjustment was conducted with unmanned aerial vehicles.
Our investigation continues registering the strengthening of the AFU positions near the line of contact. So, near the localities of:
Kodema (6 km to the line of contact), Zaitsevo (1,5 km to the line of contact), Mayorsk(1,5 km to the line of contact) there was detected the arrival of the engineering equipment for demining of the first line, presumably, for the preparation of the base for carrying out offensive actions.
Besides, the military registration and enlistment office in the locality of Chuguyev distribute draft notices among male citizens before the age of 45 years.
The Ukrainian command continues taking actions for destabilization of the situation on the line of contact and carrying out provocations against People's Militia units, aiming to settle the conflict in Donbass by force. So, according to our information the AFU Command has ordered to replenish the stock of ammunition for the forbidden arms, including artillery, in the 25th separate airborne brigade and the 79th separate air assault brigade which are on the line of contact near the localities of Avdeyevka, Pesky, Vodyanoye and Krasnogorovka, Pesky, Netailovo, respectively.
In my turn, I would like to notice that the DPR People's Militia units are ready for any scenario on the line of contact. There continues combat training in the DPR People's Militia units, namely the fighting firing practice of platoons.
The artillery units get trained in conducting of a counter-battery fight.
The air defense units have educational practice in firing at the low-flying and hardly noticeable targets, with training of standards for loading rockets and getting full readiness.
The training is also carried out with reconnaissance units and units of special purpose, in conditions that are as close as possible to fighting ones
All trainings with personnel begin with instructing in requirements of security measures on the first line of defense and performance of actions of individual camouflage.
At the moment all classes are held with a focus on defense.
And in conclusion, I would like to pay attention to an ongoing lie of pseudo-intelligence agents of the AFU Main Intelligence Office who had discredited themselves because of fakes. In particular, yesterday, on January 17, on official resources of military dreamers of Ukraine there was a material about presence at the southern boundaries of the DPR of strange units which, allegedly, send our military personnel into entrenchments with force and make them open fire at the AFU positions. I haven't heard such a nonsense yet. The Ukrainian geniuses of a false thought, probably, wanted to write at first that a certain "retreat-blocking detachment" constrain our fighters from panic escape, seeing the powerful attacks of the Ukrainian terrorists. But, most likely, were ashamed to declare the facts of violation of the ceasefire regime by themselves. Therefore they have created a mad nonsense from their thought.
I want to assure that the fighting spirit of our military personnel is at the high level. And as soon as the relevant order of the Supreme Commander, in the person of the Head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko arrives, we will begin liberating the territories occupied by the AFU terrorists. Therefore next time, I suggest personally the general major Burba to read messages attentively and finally not to dishonor their department. And in general, it is better for Ukrainian intelligence agents to stop the publications which cause hostility and irritation even among citizens of Ukraine.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency