Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 05/17/2017

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 four violations of the ceasefire.

Our units' positions in the near the localities of Sokolniki, Sonzharovka, Frunze and Lozovoye were shelled. When attacking, the AFU used mortars of 82-mm calibre, antitank guided missiles, recoilless antitank guns, and small arms. In total, 98 projectiles and shells were launched onto the Republic's territory. No casualties reported among the LPR People's Militia personnel.

The enemy continues the build up of forces and means near the line of combat contact. According to the available information, a column of enemy equipment, comprising two cargo vehicles with personnel and ammunition and one IFV, arrived at the responsibility zone of the 14th mechanized brigade in the Sizoye locality area.

In the responsibility zone of the 24th brigade in the vicinity of Zolotoye locality, there was detected ammunition supply to a warehouse of rocket and artillery weapons. In this way, the Ukrainian military leadership is replenishing ammunition stocks intended for provoking actions against the LPR People's Militia and shellings of the Republic's territory.

The moral and psychological state of the AFU personnel serving in the zone of the armed conflict remains low. According to our reconnaissance, irrecoverable losses were detected in one of the units of the 14th separate mechanized brigade where a soldier committed a suicide. Circumstances are being clarified.

The LPR People's Militia does not relax vigilance and gives priority to the Republic's security. Units keep switching equipment for the summer operation period .

We are aiming at a peaceful resolution of the Donbass conflict in and do not react to provocations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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