Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 06/03/2017

The situation in the responsibility zone of the LPR People's Militia underwent no essential changes and remains tense.

Over the past day, the enemy committed six violations of the ceasefire.

Our units' positions near the localities of Frunze, Sokolniki, Krasny Yar and Kalinovo were shelled. When attacking, the Armed Forces of Ukraine applied the forbidden 120mm and 82mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers, recoilless anti-tank guns, and small arms. In total, 134 projectiles and shells were launched onto the Republic's territory.


The Ukrainian party still continues violating the Minsk agreements on heavy weapons’ withdrawal from the contact line. Thus, in the responsibility zone of the 24th mechanized AFU brigade near Katerinovka locality (500 metres to the contact line), there was detected a mortar detachment which, supposedly, would be engaged in provocative actions, and an IFV in a caponier, intended for the detachment's fire support.


The Armed Forces of Ukraine keep suffering non-combat losses due to excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages. For instance, it became known that on June 1, an ordinary soldier of the 2nd battalion of the 24th AFU brigade stabbed three servicemen of his unit, when being at a position near Zolotoye locality in a state of intoxication, and then disappeared. At the moment, the victims are having intensive medical care in Lisichansk, the attacker is on the wanted list.


With the onset of summer, problems with the provision of drinking water, food and fuel began to arise in the AFU units deployed in the 'ATO' zone. For instance, according to our information, the situation with water supply in the 93rd AFU became critical. Soldiers complain of a shortage of drinking water. They have to use technical water, unsuitable for drinking. In this regard, cases of food poisonings and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract have been noted in the brigade's units. About 20 servicemen of the Ukrainian army were admitted to medical institutions with acute intestinal infectious diseases only for the last 24 hours.


In turn, the People's Militia of the Republic, as before, is ready to resolve the conflict in Donbass peacefully, and strictly observes the Minsk agreements, adheres to the silence regime, which is confirmed by international observers, but if they are disrupted by the Ukrainian party, Donbass defenders are ready to act decisively.

To this end, we continue improving military skills. The People's Militia units have daily training sessions.

Today, artillery units were alarmed by a training alert to check their combat readiness and readiness for performing profile tasks with access to the concentration area and organization of a combat duty. The servicemen showed a high level of training and confidently carried out training fire missions on enemy's conditional targets' destruction.

Official representative of the LPR People’s Militia Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko,
official translation by DONi News Agency