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Donetsk Situation Report, 14.03.2017

The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic remains tense.

The enemy continues the fire impact on the area of the following localities of the Republic: Zaytsevo, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Krutaya Balka, Zheleznaya Balka, Luganskoye, Dokuchaevsk, Yasnoye, Elenovka, Sakhanka, Oktyabr, Alexandrovka, Kominternovo, the area of the airport and the Volvo Center, as well as the Petrovsky and Kuybyshevsky districts of Donetsk city.

Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine violated the ceasefire 72 times. The amount of ammunition used by the AFU with the weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements on the territory of the Republic, was as follows: heavy artillery 166 times, including 53 152mm shells, tanks 78 times, mortars of various caliber 462 times, including 293 120mm shells, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers 145 times, and anti-aircraft systems, grenade launchers and small arms 859 times.

As a result of the shelling with the AFU artillery of the territory of the Republic, there were damaged 13 houses, six of them in the Kuybyshevsky district of Donetsk city (N1a in Kolkhoznaya St, N32 in Abrosimova St, NN74, 103 and 105 in Krasnoznamyonnaya St, and N210 in Artyomovskaya St), one in the locality of Yasnoye (N13 in Valova St), and six in the locality of Spartak in Centralnaya St. The fire of the Ukrainian artillery caused injuries of various degrees of severity to five citizens of the Republic.

The actions of the Ukrainian radicals and the AFU special unit towards the peaceful population of Donbass, point to Kiev's transition from the so-called «creeping offensive» to the methods of warfare by terrorist Islamist organizations, instructors of which train the units of Ukrainian radicals, not disdaining to use psychotropic drugs to suppress fear. 

Some idea of ​​the nature of such special training can be obtained from the operational information. In particular, it became known that in the locality of Maximovka, on the basis of a children's preschool institution, a psychoneurological hospital is opened for the treatment and rehabilitation of the AFU military. According to the hospital staff, the increasing number of the military with mental disorders is coming to them, after taking strong psychotropic substances.

Apparently, even the most radical of Ukrainian nationalists have to risk their own health, increasing the dose of «Islamist war medications» in order to continue the destruction of their own people. 

The use of radical units by Kiev to support the war in Donbass is caused by massive refusals by the AFU soldiers and officers in the ATO area to renew their contracts for military service, as they are increasingly convinced that it is the DPR and LPR that are conducting an anti-terrorist operation against the military of Ukraine and defending their homes.

The units of the DPR People's Militia are actively engaged in combat training. Today, there has been conducted the training to notify the personnel with the arrival at the site of the combat mission. All the personnel has coped with the task. In addition, tactical and technical training sessions are conducted with tank and motorized rifle units, as well as the check of the personnel’s compliance with the standards in armament.

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