January 30 Essence of Time unit in Donbass situation report (with map)

The situation at the front line sharply escalated. The Ukrainian punitive forces increased the intensity of the shellings of the front-line territories of Donetsk People’s Republic.

30.01.2017, DPR.

In the north of the Republic, the Ukrainian army shelled Gorlovka city, Vasilevka, Mikhailovka, Ozeryanovka, Zaytsevo villages and “Mayorsk” checkpoint. The enemy used heavy artillery, tanks, mortars, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, and small arms.

On the Donetsk direction, the Ukrainian army shelled Krutaya Balka village, Yasinovataya town, Mineralnoye, Yakovlevka villages, Makeevka town, Spartak and Zhabichevo villages, the area of former Donetsk airport. The Kiev junta punitive forces used heavy artillery, tanks, mortars, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, and small arms. Intense combats were underway in Avdeevka industrial zone. The Ukrainian army shelled the area near the monitoring station of Russian representative in the Joint Centre for Ceasefire Control and Coordination in Yasinovataya town using 122mm artillery. Yasinovatsky Machine Building Plant was damaged as a result of the hit of 152mm shells. One of the shells hit the forge shop of the plant. Donetsk water filtration plant was left without electricity.

On the Mariupol direction, the Ukrainian army shelled Leninskoye, Kominternovo, Sakhanka villages using heavy artillery and mortars. The residents of 6 villages of Novoazosky district of the Republic were left without electricity.

2 civilians were killed and another 5 were injured in the shellings conducted by the Ukrainian army.

3 militiamen of DPR People’s Militia were killed and another 4 were injured in the combats with the Ukrainian army.

The Kiev junta’s punitive forces lost 28 people killed and 45 injured as a result of the unsuccessful attacks.

18 houses, 2 boiler stations and a school in Chervonogvardeysky district of Makeevka town, Kievsky district of Donetsk city and Zaytsevo village were damaged by the shelling.

According to updated information, yesterday, 29th January, the Ukrainian military criminals violated the ceasefire 1,912 times. 480 152mm and 122mm artillery shells, 33 tank shells, 552 120mm and 82mm mortar rounds, as well as 815 grenades of various calibers, were fired at DPR territories. Infantry fighting vehicles and small arms were used.

Source: Essence of Time unit in Donbass

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