The situation in the responsibility zone of the LPR People’s Militia remains tense.
Over the past 24 hours the enemy violated ceasefire nineteen times. Our positions nearby the localities of Frunse, Donetsky, Zhelobok, Pervomaisk, Kalinovka, Kalinovo, Logvinovo, Veselogorodovka and Lozovoye came under fire. The AFU applied 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, IFV weapons, grenade launchers, anti-aircraft guns and small arms during shellings. In total, four hundred and seventy three mortar rounds and shells were fired at the Republic’s territory.
One LPR soldier perished as a result of shellings.
Despite the international community's calls for solution of the armed conflict in Donbass peacefully, Poroshenko's criminal regime still counts on forcible takeover of our territory. To this end, the AFU Command intensified the work of sabotage and reconnaissance groups on the contact line.
Thus, nearby Schastie locality, in close proximity to the LPR People's Militia positions, there was detected work of a sabotage-reconnaissance group from the 1st Battalion of the AFU 14th Brigade, which was engaged in mining of the 'grey zone' territory. Also in the area of Popasnaya locality a sabotage-reconnaissance group from the 2nd Battalion of the AFU 24 Bridage while mining the 'grey zone' area tripped their own mine. As a result, two diversionists were wounded and one died.
Moreover, it was revealed that soldiers of the Ukrainian army from the 2nd Battalion of the AFU 54 Brigade engaged fire on the positions of the LPR People's Militia from Troitskoye locality. It was established that for adjusting artillery fire, the AFU soldiers used the UAV, which is a violation of the Minsk Agreements. It was also found out that the soldiers of the same brigade falsified shelling of their positions on the orders of their commanders, using automatic grenade launchers and at the same time accusing the People's Militia military.
I note that the LPR People's Militia units do not respond to the provocation, maintaining 'silence mode,' and comply with the Minsk Agreements. We are committed to resolving the conflict in Donbass peacefully. But in the case of situation's aggravation, the LPR People's Militia reserves the right to act decisively in order to protect the citizens.
To this end, units and military units of the LPR People's Militia conducted comprehensive combat trainings. So, today, at the site the PM held trainings on teamwork of mechanized infantry units, in which there were practiced various tactical tasks, such as maintaining a static defense, repulse of an attacks, and transition to counterattack the enemy.
In addition, today at 5 am there were alerted units due to check of readiness for deployment and enhancing of communications system in the chain the People's Militia Office - detachment - unit. Soldiers-communicators honorably fulfilled the learning objectives and have shown high professionalism.
The main purpose of military training of the PM is to increase coherence of units, as well as the personnel of the LPR People's Militia in the performance of tasks in a timely manner.
Official representative of the LPR People’s Militia Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko,official translation by DONi News Agency