October 16 Essence of Time unit in Donbass report (with map)

16.10.2016, DPR.

Information about Motorola’s death became known in the evening. Reports that the enemy is occupying the buffer zone in the south keep coming. The situation is boiling.


Intensive artillery shelling of western and north-western outskirts of Gorlovka is taking place since the evening. It’s hot in Zaytsevo area as well. Armed Forces of Ukraine use tanks, IFVs, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.

During the night the enemy shelled Spartak and Staromikhailovka villages, as well as Petrovsky district of Donetsk by artillery guns during the night. There were no casualties. Three houses and outbuildings were damaged. The situation remains tense in the area of Yasinovataya checkpoint.

At approximately 21:00 it was reported that Motorola was assassinated with an explosive device planted by a Ukrainian sabotage-recon group. Tomorrow at 10:00 DPR Head Aleksandr Zakharchenko will make an official statement on Motorola’s death.

The situation on the southern direction continues to escalate. Ukrainian artillery shelled Sakhanka village once again. It is being reported that the enemy occupies the so-called grey zone on this part of the front.

DPR recon informs that a train with 50 units of military hardware, including 20 self-propelled “Akatsiya” and “Gvozika” artillery guns arrived to Artyomovsk (Gorlovka direction). Positions of six anti-tank “Rapira” guns and seven “Msta-B” howitzers have been discovered near Kamenka and Pervomayskoye villages. Positions of two 120mm mortars were spotted in the area of Bogdanovka (Dokuchaevsk direction). Besides that, a column of tanks, self-propelled and towed artillery guns arrived to the area of Volnovakha.

According to updated information, on October 15 Ukrainian military fired at frontline areas of DPR 478 times, 325 artillery systems were used. The enemy shelled Zaytsevo and Gorlovka; Vasilevka, Aleksandrovka, Spartak, Zhabichevo and Trudovskie villages near Donetsk; the area of the airport, Abakumova mine, Sakhanka in the south of DPR. According to DPR Operations Command, one serviceman of the Republic was killed.

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