January 31 Essence of Time unit in Donbass situation report (with map)

The Ukrainian army continues to attack the positions of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) People’s Militia on the Donetsk direction and in the south of the Republic.

31.01.2017, DPR.

In the north of the Republic, the Ukrainian army shelled Gorlovka city, Dolomitnoye, Zaytsevo, Shirokaya Balka, Krasny Partizan, Mikhailovka villages. The Kiev junta’s punitive forces used multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) “Grad”, heavy artillery, tanks, mortars, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, and small arms. The Ukrainian military used drones for the artillery fire adjustment.

On the Donetsk direction, the Ukrainian army shelled Yasinovataya town, Vasilievka, Yakovlevka, Spartak, Zhabichevo villages, the area of former Donetsk airport, Makeevka town, Staromilkhailovka, Signalnoye, Trudovskiye, Aleksandrovka villages using MLRS “Grad”, heavy artillery, mortars, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, and small arms. A 52-years woman was killed in the shelling of Kievsky district of Donetsk city. The shelling caused a fire at “Donetsk-Severny” railway station. 3 apartment buildings, an insulated pipe, and 2 boiler stations were damaged in Kuybyshevsky district of Donetsk city. A gas pipeline is damaged in Makeevka town.

Elenovka village and Dokuchevsk town were shelled using heavy artillery and mortars.

On the Mariupol direction, the Ukrainian army shelled Novolaspa, Belaya Kamenka, Kominternovo, Dzerzhinskoye, Leninskoye, Sakhanka villages. The Ukrainian military attacked twice the positions of DPR People’s Militia in the area near Kominternovo village without success and lost 21 people killed and over 20 injured.

4 DPR militiamen were killed and another 7 were injured in the shellings of DPR People’s Militia positions conducted by the Ukrainian punitive forces.

DPR People’s Militia recon spotted up to a battery of MLRS “Uragan” in the area near Berestki village.

According to updated information, yesterday, 30th January, the Ukrainian military criminals violated the ceasefire 2,411 times. The enemy, violating the Minsk Agreement, fired 200 MLRS “Grad” rockets, 128 152mm and 122mm artillery shells, 4 tank shells, 829 120mm and 82mm mortar rounds, as well as 1,205 grenades of various calibers. Infantry fighting vehicles and small arms were used.

Source: Essence of Time unit in Donbass

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