Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 04/17/2017

The situation in the responsibility zone of the People's Militia of the Lugansk People's Republic has positive dynamics.

Over the past day, Ukrainian forces fulfilled their obligations on the ceasefire observe, no shellings were registered.

We welcome the decision of the Ukrainian command to adhere to the truce, and we hope that it will contribute to peace and tranquillity in our land.

Despite the absence of bombardments, we continue receiving information on flagrant facts of ammunition storage in the temporarily AFU-controlled territory.

First of all, it is noted that all the warehouses with ammunition, in violation of all safety standards, are stationed either in populated localities or on their outskirts. Thus, in the responsibility zone of the 14th brigade, in fuel-products warehouses in the localities of Novoaidar, Alexeyevka, Shiroky, agricultural constructions are used as ammunition storages. These buildings and the surrounding area do not meet safety requirements, what can lead to another tragedy and new casualties among the local population.

In addition, in the vicinities of Chervony Jovten locality, there is stationed an NBC protection warehouse of the same 14th brigade; besides property, flamethrowers and poisonous substances are stored there.

The People's Militia of the Lugansk People's Republic also observes the peace agreements it has undertaken in Minsk.

Our units continuously carry combat duty, constantly conduct training sessions in order to maintain high combat readiness.

Official representative of the LPR People’s Militia Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko,

official translation by DONi News Agency