Lugansk Weekly Defense Situation Report - 28.05.2016

Good day! Today, on Saturday, I am going to sum up this past week as usual.

From May 22 till May 28 in the units all the events were carried  out according to the plan, the main of them are the following:

-there was held crew-headquarter rehearsal involving the Head of the Republic;

- there were held the methodical gatherings with the commanders of the units of the People’s Militia.

The situation in the zone of the responsibility of the People’s Militia did not undergo the changes this past week and keeps to remain tense and have the tendency of escalating the conflict.

The Ukrainian military shelled the territory of the Lugansk People’s Republic 194 times this past week as a result of 38 violations of the ceasefire regime. The last time when such intensive shellings were registered it was two months ago in March, 2016.

The Ukrainian military intensively shelled such localities as Kalinovka, Logvinovo, Kalinovo, Zhelobok and Nikolayevka. As a result of shelling the locality of Kalinovo with mortars of 82mm caliber on May 25 there was wounded our defender.

Gorbanyok, the commander of the 54th separate mechanized brigade and Osapchuk, the commander of the 59th brigade   actively violated the ceasefire regime  and gave criminal orders to fire on the civilians and the localities of the Lugansk People’s Republic.

The Ukrainian military keep actively carrying out air raid support over the territory of the People’s Republic using air drones prohibited by the Minsk Agreements.

At once, ignoring the reached Minsk Agreements, the Armed Forces of Ukraine keep violating the conditions of the location the of armament and military equipment in the take-off points. During the visit of the take-off points, the representatives of the Mission OSCE registered the absence of the military equipment withdrawn earlier:

tanks - 26 units;

self-propelled artillery platforms of 122mm caliber - five units;

Mortars of 82mm caliber - 1 unit;

Also on May 22 the SMM OSCE registered four air defense systems 9K35 “Strela-10” in the locality of Nizhneye.

This past week there was registered the activity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on augmenting forces and means along the whole contact line. Thus, our intelligence registered the facts of strengthening the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

In the Stanichno-Lugansky direction:

in the locality of Stanitsa-Luganskaya, in the private sector there are located tank squadrons;

On the station Kondrashevskaya located in the Stanichno-Lugansky district there arrived military personnel speaking Hungarian language;

In the locality of Bolotnoye located in the Stanichno-Lugansky district there arrived the compounded regiment of the voluntary Ukrainian corps The Right Sector. There was registered  the presence of the Turkmen and Georgians among the military personnel of the regiment;

On the outskirts of the locality of Nizhniy Minchenok there was registered self-propelled artillery platform 2C1 “Gvozdika”.

In the Schast’yensoye direction:

On western outskirt of the locality of Geyevka, on the territory of the children's holiday camp there is registered the location from the military personnel of the 1st mechanized battalion of the 92nd brigade;

On the outskirt of the locality of Ogorodny there was registered the concentration of howitzers D-30.

In the Slavyansk direction:

In the locality of Trekhizbenka there is registered the location of the self-propelled artillery platform, supposedly  2C5 ‘’Giatsint-C’’.

During this week we registered facts of stealing the military property in the zone of the responsibility of the 2nd mechanized battalion of the 54th separate mechanized brigade. Thus, in the units located in the area of the locality of Troitskoye there was registered the loss of about 150 units of optical and thermal weapon sights. This property was supposedly stolen by the military personnel to resell it later. 

In turn, the military and political leadership of Ukraine keeps using the help of the mercenaries coming from Europe and Middle East. The majority of them is a part of the Nazi-battalions The Right Sector, Aidar and Azov located in the localities near the contact line. 

As a result of the Ukrainian military leadership’s incapacity of controlling the Nazi-battalions, the stated units are selling drugs, kidnapping people aimed at buying out, carrying out racket and also  sabotages aimed against the military of the People’s Militia and against the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Taking into account the real fact that the Nazi-formations not controlled by the military leadership of the “ATO” there keeps the probability of the illegal provocative actions from their side aimed at escalating the conflict.

Thus, the active actions of the official Kiev aimed at increasing the number of the military personnel and armament along the contact line and also activating the activity of the Nazi-battalions  are speaking for the firm aspiration of the Ukrainian side to settle the conflict by gun.

We are calling upon the world community to stop the  criminal activity of the military and political leadership of Ukraine aimed at advisedly escalating the situation on the back of braking the implementation of the Minsk Agreements by Kiev. 

Official representative of the LPR People's Militia Colonel Anashchenko O.V, official translation by DONi News Agency