Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 06/26/2017

26.06.17 04:51
Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 06/26/2017

The situation in the responsibility zone of the People's Militia has escalated, but remains controlled.

Despite the 'harvest ceasefire' regime adopted at midnight on June 24, the enemy for the past day violated the cease-fire regime 13 times.

The positions of our units in the areas of settlements: Oboznoye, Krutaya Gora, Dolgoye, Zhelobok, Kalinovo, Sokolniki, Smelyoye, Pervomaysk and Zheltoye were subjected to shellings. During the shelling, the Armed Forces of Ukraine applied prohibited by Minsk agreements 122-mm artillery, mortars of 120 and 82-mm caliber, IFV cannons, grenade launchers of various types and small arms. A total of 173 mortar rounds and shells were fired at the territory of the Republic.

I would like to note that yesterday the controlled Ukrainian mass media largely shared the statements of the Ukrainian party to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire regime about possible provocations by the LPR People's Militia in the area of Stanitsa Luganskaya village. This information is false and has no basis, since it is disadvantageous for Ukrainian forces to leave their positions in the areas planned for the withdrawal of forces today. The Ukrainian side disrupted the withdrawal events 68 times for various reasons. Therefore, another statement of the Ukrainian side referring to the JCCC about possible provocations by the PM is a direct pretext for disrupting the activities of the forces and facilities withdrawal from the contact line in the disengagement area.

The LPR People's Militia, as always, is ready to fulfill its obligations, but on the condition that the AFU would responds. Our actions are aimed at resolving the conflict in Donbass peacefully, but in the event of an aggravation of the situation, we reserve the right to take decisive action to prevent the seizure of our territory by the Kiev security forces.

The facts of the low moral and psychological condition of the Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen on the contact line continue to be revealed.

So, yesterday, a serviceman from the 3 battalion of the 24 AFU brigade in the vicinity of Zolotoye settlement voluntarily left the unit while in a state of alcohol intoxication.

In the 2nd battalion of the 93 brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed in the vicinity of Novotoshkovskoye settlement, one AFU officer committed suicide.

All the facts of desertion and non-combat losses of the AFU are carefully concealed from relatives and superior leadership.

The People's Militia is the main power structure of our republic in ensuring its protection and security. Strictly observing Minsk agreements, we do not react to political, informational and other provocations on the part of Ukraine. Our units systematically improve combat skills, increasing military training.

Today, a sudden examination of the combat readiness of the LPR PM communication units was carried out. In the course of the examination, tasks were completed on tactical and special training. The servicemencoped well with with the assigned tasks.

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


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