Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 06/06/2017

06.06.17 04:10
Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 06/06/2017

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 eight violations of the ceasefire. 

Our units' positions near the localities of Kalinovo, Frunze, Golubovsky, Donetsky, Logvinovo, Krasny Yar and Krasny Liman were shelled. When attacking, the Armed Forces of Ukraine applied 120-mm and 82-mm mortars mortars, banned by the Minsk accords, IFV cannons, various grenade launchers and small arms. In total, over 200 projectiles and shells were launched onto the Republic's territory. 

As a result of shelling of Donetsky locality, two apartment buildings sustained damages. And literally half an hour ago we received information that, as a result of shelling from the direction of Novozvanovka at Donetsky locality, an apartment building is now on fire. Now this information is being specified.

The Ukrainian media continue to disseminate false information about the AFU units pushing forward in the direction of Zhelobok and Frunze settlements. It is also reported about taking control of a section of the Bakhmut route. It should be noted that these statements are preceded by active shelling by the AFU at the specified terrain, which resulted in the so-called victorious advancement. We remember very well such illusory victories since 2015: a shameful runaway of the AFU from Debaltsevo settlement.

Once again, I officially declare that Ukrainian units are still in their positions and their location has not changed since January 2015.

In the large and military units of the AFU deployed in the so-called 'ATO' zone, a low moral and psychological state of servicemen is noted. So, we received information that yesterday, a serviceman of the 14 AFU brigade, during his service at a checkpoint in the area of Olhovoye village, the Stanichno-Lugansky district, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with personal weapons. The reason for this was the soulless attitude on the part of the command staff of the brigade.

Also, we still receive information on conflicts and clashes between units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and nationalist battalions, which Kiev has no influence on. It was thus established that on June 4, a temporary deployment site of one of the divisions of 14 brigades in the vicinity of the settlement Nizhnetyoploye was shelled. It is known that the fire was fired from small arms by Right Sector nationalists. As a result of the incident, one AFU serviceman was killed.

Both facts are hidden by the command from the higher authorities, and the death of the servicemen is presented as a LPR People's Militia sniper's work.

The Republican People's Militia is ready to resolve the conflict in Donbass peacefully and strictly observes the Minsk agreements, but if they are disrupted by the Ukrainian side, the Militia is ready to act decisively.

To this end, we continue the planned perfection of military skill. Daily training sessions are conducted in large and military units. Yesterday, there were held trainings on the combat plowing of platoons, during which various tactical tasks on defensive subjects were worked out.

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


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