Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 07/17/2017

The AFU continue violating the "harvest truce".

Over the past day, the enemy committed one violation of the ceasefire. 

Our units' positions near the locality of Kalinovo were shelled. 30 grenades were launched onto the LPR People’s Militia positions. 


The low moral and psychological condition of AFU servicemen, associated with a long stay in the zone of the so-called 'ATO', is still taking place. Units stick to alcohol abuse, there are facts of loss of personal weapons, violations of the rules of statutory relationships, unauthorized abandonment of duty stations.

The growth of non-combat losses among servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces continues. According to our information, yesterday, in the village of Makarovo, the Stanichno-Lugansky district, a serviceman of the 14 AFU brigade, while on alert, in a state of drug intoxication shot in a chin from a submachine gun. But, apparently, the dose was small or the willpower was not enough, the shot hit the left forearm. At present, the suicidal soldier is hospitalized. This fact is carefully hidden from the higher command.


Despite the agreements signed in Minsk, the Ukrainian government hopes to seize our territories by force, for this it is regrouping forces and facilities near the contact line:

Katerinovka – there were revealed the firing positions of a mortar battery, consisting of six 82-mm mortars from among the 24 AFU brigade;

Troitskoye – there were revealed two firing positions of 122-mm howitzers D-30 from among the 53 AFU brigade;

Krymskoye – there was noted the arrival of the enemy military hardware, including five trucks with ammunition and two tankers.


All these actions lead to further escalation of the conflict in Donbass and in no way contribute to the peaceful resolution of the ceasefire and the withdrawal of weapons from the contact line, as well as the establishment of peace and constructive dialogue between the opposing sides.

In turn, the People's Militia of the Luhansk People's Republic, in spite of the constant provocations by the Ukrainian military, observes the agreeements achieved in Minsk.

Our units continuously carry combat duty, constantly conduct training. This week tactics and fire training classes, as well as combat firing of tank and motorized rifle platoons, are been planned.

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