Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 06/08/2017

The situation in the responsibility zone of the LPR People’s Militia has abruptly aggravated, but remains controllable. Over the past 24 hours the enemy committed 27 ceasefire violations. 

Positions of our units in the vicinities of the localities of KIROVSK, ZHELOBOK, DONETSKY, FRUNZE, SOKOLNIKI, ALMAZNOYE, SMELOYE, LOGVINOVO, VESELOGOROVKA and STAKHANOV underwent shellings. The Armed Forces of Ukraine applied 152mm and 122mm artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars, IFVs, grenade launchers of various kinds and small arms when shelling the Republic. Altogether, 430 mortar-shells and projectiles were launched onto the territory of the Republic. 

As a result of shellings, seven houses in the locality of KIROVSK were destroyed, two civilians were wounded. 
Because of Ukrainian artillery shellings, four servicemen of the People’s Militia were differently wounded. 

Today, the Ukrainian side, once again, hasn’t implemented conditions of realizing a framework agreement on disengaging forces and facilities in the area Num.1, in the vicinity of the locality of STANITSA LUGANSKAYA. We, in our turn, implemented all the demands of this agreement and were ready for disengagement but it can happen only simultaneously with the Ukrainian side. 

The AFU keep carrying out intelligence along the contact line using drones what is prohibited by the Minsk agreements. Thus, yesterday in the vicinity of the locality of ZHELOBOK, in the responsibility zone of the 93rd AFU brigade there was detected work of a drone carrying out intelligence and artillery fire adjustment.  Entering a zone of our responsibility, the drone was shot down. 

The Ukrainian side, by its all actions, expresses its unwillingness to settle the current situation in Donbass by peaceful means and ignores all the agreements reached by a trilateral contact group in Minsk. 

The LPR People’s Militia is ready for peaceful negotiations and fully complies with the Minsk accords but in case they are disrupted by the Ukrainian side, ready to act decisively. 

For this purpose, we keep improving military mastery. In units military trainings are daily held. 

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