Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 04/19/2017

The situation in the responsibility zone of the LPR People’s Militia remains tense.

In the last 24 hours the enemy committed one occasion of the ceasefire violations. Our positions in the area of Frunze locality underwent fire from grenade machine guns.

We continue to reveal the following cases of non-combat losses in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Thus, according to our reconnaissance, the command of the 93 brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is conducting an administrative investigation into the fact of receiving a gunshot wound by a serviceman of one of the brigade units in the settlement of Krymskoye. The soldier was wounded as a result of careless handling of weapons in a state of strong alcohol intoxication. The fact is carefully hidden from the higher Command.

Also, we received information that the volunteer battalions that arrived in Donbass have a goal of killing and robbing civilians. Even international organizations already suffer from illegal actions of nationalists. Thus, the ICRC office was robbed in the locality of Rubezhnoye. Representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine immediately found the offender, but after the identification, he was immediately released and the case was suspended due to the fact that this person is a serviceman of one of the punitive battalions.

In turn, the LPR People's Militia units continuously carry combat duty, conduct combat training measures to maintain high combat readiness. Preparations are also continuing for the Victory Day Parade on May 9.

We do not react to provocations by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and strictly observe the armistice introduced from April 1.

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