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Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 04.03.2017

04.03.17 03:42
Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 04.03.2017

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

Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian punishers violated the ceasefire regime eighteen times. Our units’ positions in the vicinities of the localities of Frunze, Sokolniki, Logvinovo, Kalinovka, Lozovoye, Pervomaisk and Kalinovo were shelled. While shelling, the AFU applied mortars of 120mm and 82mm caliber, grenade launchers, IFVs and small arms. Altogether, on the territory of the Republic there were launched 575 mortar-shells and grenades. 

As a result of the shelling, in the settlement of Frunze the civilian was wounded in his head and arm. 

Despite the international community’s appeal for settling the conflict in Donbass by peaceful means, Poroshenko’s criminal regime still relies on seizing the territory by force. For this purpose, the AFU command holds rearrangement of forces and dislocation of prohibited military hardware to the contact line. Thus, in the vicinities of the settlements of: 

Popasnaya – there was detected arrival of four tanks from among the tank battalion of the 24th brigade; 

Mironovka – there were detected four disguised MRLS ‘Grad’; 

Novoluganskoye – there were detected two towed howitzers D-30 of 120mm caliber; 

Luganskoye – there was detected location of firing positions with five detachments of 120mm mortars. 

Besides, we keep receiving the information on regular non-battle losses in the ranks of the AFU that are concealed from the top command. Thus, in the 24th brigade of the AFU a cargo truck driver while transporting the military personnel failed to control the vehicle as a result there was the accident.  The road traffic accident resulted in one AFU soldier dead and five wounded. 

Ukrainian military leadership keeps hiring expensive foreign mercenaries. Thus, we registered presence of the foreign unit consisting of up to thirty people in the vicinity of Schastye locality.  Locals are also confirming the fact of mercenaries’ presence, who saw them in shops and in roadside cafes a lot of times. Apart from this, ‘soldiers of luck’ deny themselves nothing, brave it out and feel as if they were rightful owners.  

Complex battle trainings are held in the units of the LPR People’s Militia, the main goal of which is to improve cohesiveness of military administration bodies and military personnel’s actions while implementing the orders given at the stated time. 

The LPR People’s Militia is implementing the ceasefire regime and complying with the agreements reached in Minsk. Our actions are aimed at solving the conflict in Donbass by peaceful means but in case, the situation escalates we have the right to liberate the occupied territories by decisive actions.  

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


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