Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 06.02.2017

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

Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian punishers violated the ceasefire regime two times. Our units’ positions in vicinity of Kalinovka and Zholtoye localities were under Ukrainian punishers’ fire which was conducted with 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms, including sniper-rifles.  

Despite our striving for peaceful settlement of the conflict while fully complying with the ceasefire regime conditions, AFU units keep whipping up tension in the region, redistributing their military hardware, prohibited by the Minsk agreements near the contact line. 

Two columns of the enemy’s military equipment arrived in the responsibility zone of the 14th mechanized brigade. The first column consisting of two cargo trucks with the military personnel, ammunition and an infantry fighting vehicles went to the positions of the brigade fortified places in vicinity of the locality of Sizoye. The second column consisting of four cargo trucks with military personnel and ammunition accompanied by an armored vehicle went towards the settlement of Petrovka. 

In the responsibility zone of the 24th brigade northwest of the locality of Zolotoye there was detected tube, rocket and missile artillery ordnance storage site location. The storage sites are located on the open area, enclosed with barbed wires and guarded. The tube, rocket and missile artillery ordnance storage site allocation was located on the east outskirts of the locality of Popasnaya. 

Thus, Ukrainian military criminals increase ammunition stocks, aimed at carrying out provocative actions in relation to the LPR People’s Republic and at shelling the Republic’s territory. 

The LPR People’s Militia keeps holding planned trainings concerning battle readiness and unit cohesiveness. Trainings regarding battle readiness of various kinds are regularly held.  

Today morning a snap check of the LPR People’s Militia Communications and Intelligence Units Battle Readiness was held.  Communications men drilled tactical and special training tasks with deploying communications systems to organize communication and intelligence men – with deploying reconnaissance assets and sensory devices during the check. Servicemen of the checked units perfectly implemented the tasks given.  

We are calling upon the world powers, who are the security guarantors to finally draw their attention to the critical situation in Donbass. 

Our position remains unchanged as in – we keep complying with all Minsk agreements and do not respond to the aggressor’s attempts to escalate the situation in the conflict zone. 

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