The summary states, in particular:
From the morning and throughout the day on Monday, heavy battles were fought on the Light of the Arcade, and attempts by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to break through our defenses and seize the heights were recorded again.
07: 50 since the morning, positional battles and mortar duels are taking place in the YaBP area.
08: 10 four 120-mm mines fired from the position of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the village of Peski, fell on the territory of the Airport - the norm for the morning.
09: 50 began a massive shelling of our heights on Svetlodar arc. First worked mortars and infantry fighting vehicles. Fighting and mortar duels began. Half an hour later, the Armed Forces of Ukraine connected howiters Msta-B 152-mm.
11: The 00 attempted the APU in groups before the infantry platoon, with the support of the BMP-1 and heavy mortar fire, to advance between our skyscrapers.
15: 00 began fighting and shelling in the area of the Dokuchaevsky district, YaBP, in the area of the village of Zaitsevo and the next attack on the Svetodar arc. Works as small, and mortars and artillery.
17: 00 was hit by a Donetsk filtration station under fire, one ammunition hit the filter building, two fell in front of the building. At the time of the shelling, the station staff were at workplaces, but continued to perform their duties. Currently, DFS is operating normally.
Donetsk filtering station is located between the occupied Avdiivka and Yasinovataya. During the conflict, she repeatedly came under fire. Since spring of this year, the area around the DFS is considered to be one of the most “hot spots” on the contact line of the parties in the Donbas. Due to the constant shelling, station workers regularly descend into bomb shelters.
DFS provides water settlements on both sides of the front line. These are, first of all, the cities of Donetsk and Yasinovataya, the villages of Vasilyevka and Spartak, which are under the control of the DPR, as well as Avdiivka, Krasnogorovka and the village of Verkhnetoretskoye, which are currently occupied by security forces.
18: The 00 battles continued to fire across the front from Dokuchaevsk to Gorlovka. On the Svetlodarskogo direction, the attempts of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to break through the line of defense continue with interruptions to heavy shelling. The main weapons used in combat are machine guns, sniper rifles, BMP-1,2 and mortars.
21: 00 continues fighting in areas of the village Kalinovka. Our upcoming groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are working with mortars of 82-mm and 120-mm calibers. Artillery is also used on both sides.
21: 10 Volzo-Center and Airport under mortar fire. The shelling is conducted both from the village of Peski and from the village of Skilled.
21: 20 attacked 122-mm howitzers to the shelling of the Airport and the Kuibyshev district of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On the first day of the week we were bombarded 1579 times, of which: 82-mm and 120-mm mines — 407 times, 122-mm and 152-mm shells — 69 times, tank 125-mm caliber shells - 8 times, the rest of the shelling was carried out from grenade launchers, equipment and various small arms weapons.
In 2 hours of the night from Artemovsk to Svetlodarsk, the APU sent reinforcements consisting of: 4 tank T-64, 8 BMP-1, 20 Uralov and up to 300 soldiers.
Exactly the same situation as in previous days. From the morning positional battles and mortar duels - from Dokuchaevsk to Debaltseve. The main battle areas are Dokuchaevsk, the YaBP, the Svetodar arc.
10: 00 and until the evening, new attempts by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to seize several heights and to approach the area where dead and wounded soldiers lie after unsuccessful previous attempts.
15: 50 battles and shelling take place in the area of the Airport, YaBP, Gorlovka, Debaltseve.
17: 50 battles and shelling in the same directions. On the southern front is quiet, in the west of Donetsk it is also quiet. The main battles remain YaBP and Svetlodar arc.
19: 10 started a new attack of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on our positions on the Svtelodar arc. The APU is attacked in two groups, each up to a company of infantry, under the cover of two BMP-1,2. Also, these groups cover the mortars 120-mm and artillery of all calibers. Shells fly into the field, it is clear that the APU has problems with intelligence.
19: Our artillery 20 starts fire on the suppression of firing points. Those that stood in the fields are depressed, but there are firing positions in the suburbs of Svetlodarsk. After each such art raid, the APU runs into the nearest apartment buildings.
19: 20 on the airport-Spartak-YaBP front line began mortar shelling and shelling.
Deep into the night the lightning arc thundered. Major casualties on both sides of mortar and artillery fire.
During the day, we were shot at 699 times, of which: mines of 82-mm and 120-mm caliber - 269 times, 122-mm and 152-mm caliber - 11 times, the rest of the shelling was carried out from grenade launchers, equipment and various small arms.
The territory in the area of responsibility of the LC, in the area of Debaltseve, was fired with mines of 82-mm, 120-mm and 122-mm and 152-mm 215 shells.
00: The 30 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the 120-mm mine of the Mayorsk checkpoint. 00: 50 after the break, fighting and mortar duels again broke out in the following areas: YaBP, Zaytsevo, Svetodar arc. Works as a technique.
02: 00 on the whole front was silence.
07: 00 shelling Debaltsevo with 122-mm and 152-mm caliber artillery, for the first time since the liberation of 2015 in February.
08: 45 in the YaBP area, our positions are under artillery fire, fired from the side of Avdiivka.
11: 00 shelling Spartak village with 152-mm artillery.
15: 30 - 15: 40 our artillery is operating in the Avdeev industrial zone.
15: 35 in the Zaitsevo area is a strong battle with mortars, artillery and equipment.
17: 00 began another attempt by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to improve their positions by capturing the gray zone and knocking out the forces of the LC from the remaining high-rises. All types of weapons are working - small arms, RPG, AGS, LNG-9, equipment. The minimum distance between attackers and defenders is 400 meters.
17: 10 on the front line Airport - YaBP strong arrivals of heavy artillery shells. VSU work as howitzers Msta-b 152-mm.
17: 30 on the Lightning Arc is a very strong fight, in the direction of the heights near the village of Kalinovka again, the APU are trying to attack our positions. The Ukrainian Armed Forces and the armies of the DPR and LPR use large quantities of mortars and artillery.
18: 50 in the Sakhanka region recorded shelling of NATO-style 155-mm projectiles.
18: The 50 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are firing mines and shells of our positions on the YaBP.
18: 50 heavy shelling of the village Zaitsevo. Fighting also began in the Broad Beam area.
18: 50 shelling Debaltseve artillery. In the meantime, the battles on the Lightning arc do not cease.
19: 50 on the VSDV Lightning Arc conducts new attacks and a new shelling of the APU artillery.
20: 20 on the airport-Spartak-YaBP front line continues mortar and art attacks.
23: 30 battles and shelling continue in the areas of: Airport - Spartak - YaBP - Gorlovka - Debaltsevo. Used to / to machine guns, mortars caliber 82-mm and 120-mm, artillery, equipment and MLRS "Grad".
23: 40 after a short break again began shelling with mines and artoi near the village of Zaitsevo.
Our intelligence continues to record the strengthening of the position of the APU near the front line. Thus, in the villages of Thin and Pervomayskoye (in 10 km from the front), the location of three self-propelled guns "Carnation" 122-mm, four self-propelled guns "Acacia" 152-mm was revealed. In the village of Ivanovka (37 km from the front) 15 units of the Gradz MLRS were found.
During the day, we were bombarded with 968 times, of which: 82-mm and 120-mm mines - 297 times, 122-mm and 152-mm caliber - 67 times, 125-caliber tank shells - 12 times, rocket shells 122-caliber -mm - more than 80 times, the rest of the shelling was carried out from grenade launchers, equipment and various small arms.
The territory in the area of responsibility of the LC, in the Debaltsevo area, was fired with mines 82-mm, 120-mm 300 times and shells 122-mm and 152-mm 130 times.
09: 00 as usual morning shelling of the Airport and YaBP. APU use 120-mm mines.
Ukrainian security forces attempted to break through the positions of the DPR forces in the southern sector of the front.
"The Ukrainian military attempted to break through the positions of the DPR on the southern front, taking advantage of the weather conditions - a thick fog," said Basurin. And he added that the attempt was unsuccessful.
11: 40 on the airport-Spartak-YaBP front line and the Lightning arc of the APU mortars and art work.
15: The 55 battle began and a short bombardment of the 120-mm Airport mines.
16: The 55 battle continues in the area of the Airport, the shelling has stopped.
18: 45 battle near the village of Zaitsevo.
18: 55 three hours of fighting and shelling in the area of the Airport and YaBP.
20: Fighting continues in the area of Zaitsevo. An attempt was made by the DRG to advance through our positions.
21: The 40 battles on the Solarium arc have stopped, mortar and art shelling are still going on.
The Ukrainian General Staff sent a commission to the so-called "ATO" zone to clarify the circumstances of the large losses in the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Debaltseve area. This was told at a briefing in LuganskInformCenter official representative of the People's Militia of the LPR, Major Andrei Marochko.
"According to data received from our sources at ATO headquarters, due to the huge irretrievable losses of the APU during the so-called offensive operation on the Debaltsevsky direction, a commission of the General Staff headed by the commander of a separate tactical group was sent to the 54 brigade's area of responsibility. OTG "Donetsk" Sergey Popko to clarify the circumstances of the losses among the units of the armed forces of Ukraine ", - said the major.
"Yesterday (December 21), during the offensive actions that failed miserably in the area of Kalinovka, without waiting for artillery preparation, the 54 Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces under the command of captain Podolyanin advanced into the" gray zone "and fell under fire of its own artillery, as a result which suffered huge losses, which amounted to 11 people killed and eight wounded.
As in the case of an unsuccessful attack by units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the area of height 200 mark, and in this case, the command of the armed forces of Ukraine continues to hide its failures and personnel losses. Officially, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports only two dead and eight wounded soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces per day, "he stated.
During the day we were shot at 671 times, of which: mines of 82-mm and 120-mm caliber - 219 times, 122-mm and 152-mm caliber - 72 times, the remaining shelling was carried out from grenade launchers, equipment and various small arms.
The territory in the area of responsibility of the LC, in the area of Debaltseve, was fired with mines 82-mm, 120-mm 162 times and projectiles 122-mm and 152-mm 48 times.
09: 50 morning mortar shelling of the Airport and YaBP.
Before lunch it was relatively quiet.
14: 50 APU fired at Debaltseve, we will release 10 152-mm projectiles. Infrastructure has suffered, there are no civilian casualties.
15: 20 battle and mortar duels began in the area of the village Kalinovo (LC).
18: 50 in the Ozerianovka area, positional battles, sniper rifles and machine guns are used.
20: 25 rages on fronts and shelling, from the airport to Svetlodarsk, especially hot in the area of the Svetodar arc, there are already six days day and night fights and shelling by artillery.
21: 00 on the airport-Spartak-YaBP front line under heavy art fire.
21: 00 battle near the village Kalinovo (LC).
21: 10 is a very strong shelling of our high-rise on the Svetlodarskaya arc. Ours also respond.
21: 30 under shelling of the southern front near the villages of Kominternovo and Sakhanka.
21: 50, east of Svetlodarsk, battles and shelling are rattling, the Ukrainian Armed Forces do not fire at the squares of the field and land the LC.
22: 30 suburbs of Gorlovka under shelling of Ukrainian 152-mm artillery, shells fly from Dzerzhinsk.
23: 00 is shelling the whole front, ours respond. Used rifle, grenade launchers, mortars, artillery, equipment and MLRS.
"The Ukrainian security forces transferred to the front area near Debaltseve, where fierce battles were taking place, Acacia self-propelled howitzers and a man of personnel before 400," said Eduard Basurin.
During the day we were shot at 3002 times! Record for three years of war.
Of these: minami caliber 82-mm and 120-mm - 1822 times, projectiles of the caliber 122-mm and 152-mm - 114 times, tank shells of the caliber 125-mm - 13 times, missiles 122-mm - 16 times, others shelling was carried out from grenade launchers, equipment and various small arms.
01: 05 all evening and deep into the night residents of Horlivka hear shelling. The self-propelled guns of the carnation shoot 122-mm projectiles from the area of the Ukrainian Armed Forces positions near Dzerzhinsk. Under fire, the villages of Ozerianovka, Mikhaylovka0 Wide gully.09: 00 several mine arrivals in the area of Dokuchaevsk, Airport, YaBP.
12: 00 in the Wide Beam area positional battles and firing mines.
Until the evening it was quiet, even on the Svetlodar arch it became quieter.
20: 00 on Svetlodar arc began vespers battles and shelling.
21: 00 began mortar shelling Airport, APU used 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, hit the squares.
"There is evidence that due to the arbitrariness of the 46 military personnel of the 10 battalion of the mountain assault brigade, in the village of Novoluganskoye more than 40 local residents were forced to leave their homes," Basurin said. The deputy commander noted that the Ukrainian leadership continues to consider its resolution to the resolution of the conflict as aggressive, including by violating the basic rights of its own people.
During the day we were shot at 224 times, of which: mines of caliber 82-mm and 120-mm - 76 times, shells of 122-mm and 152-mm - 24 times, the rest of the shelling was carried out from grenade launchers, equipment and various small arms.
09: 00 Four 120-mm mines exploded at the Airport. The DPR is not responding and is following a truce with 00: December 00 24.
From Avdiivka to Krasnoarmeysk (the distance between these occupied by the Ukrainian military, the cities of Donbass is about 50 kilometers) December 25, in the morning hours 10, a convoy of five army tractors departed. Each of the towers was carrying something similar to an artillery gun covered by a tarpaulin. Soon it was possible to establish that the towers of the Ukrainian army are pulling in tow, not guns, but fake models of D-30 howitzers made of wood.
The submission with props to the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine needed to portray the implementation of the Minsk agreements, in which the Ukrainian side was obliged to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line to a distance exceeding the maximum range of heavy artillery volleys. It was not by chance that the command of the Ukrainian army took up the fake diversion of heavy artillery on the eve of the New Year holidays, in order to throw dust into the eyes of international observers and the mass media with ostentatious peacefulness.
Meanwhile, the intelligence of the DPR army knows that in fact, the real command of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces and military equipment is not diverting right now, but on the contrary, arranging it along the entire front line, hiding it from prying eyes with means of winter camouflage.
20: 00 to the west and north of Gorlovka positional battles and mortar attacks.
Our intelligence continues to record the strengthening of the position of the APU near the front line. So, in the town of Swallow (9 km from the front) to enhance 58-th separate motorized infantry brigade arrived howitzer self-propelled artillery battalion from the 55-th separate artillery brigade, composed 14 ACS "Acacia" 152-mm, and in the village The thin (9 km from the front) revealed the duty positions of the three OSR "Wasp". In addition, under Gorlovka, in the village of Vershina (12 km from the front), the APU pulled five SAU "Acacia" 152-mm, and in the village of Semigorye near Debaltseve (7 km from the front) firing positions of seven towed howitzers D-30 122- were detected mm On the southern front in the village of Mirnoye (11 km from the front), to reinforce the positions of the 56-th separate motorized infantry brigade, the arrival before 200 of a personnel of the Sich nationalist battalion of Ukraine was noted.
Over the last day of the week, we were shot at 189 times, of them: with mines of caliber 82-mm and 120-mm - 34 times, the other shelling was carried out from grenade launchers, equipment and various small arms.
According to the information of the “GO Group, Alert Group”, over a week, more than 200 people died on both sides in the Debaltsevo-Svetlodarsk area, about 700 were injured. It is on both sides.
All patience and health! ".