Today, I’m going to sum up activities of the LPR People’s Militia over the past week and also provide you with the information about the situation on the contact line.
We still don’t weaken our vigilance, drawing great attention to security issues of the Republic. For this purpose, tactical and firearms drills were held on the ranges of the People’s Militia last week and special trainings with the LPR People’s Militia units were held as well. Control trainings on military-medical and survey trainings were held.
Special attention was drawn to servicemen’s work with regular communication means.
Assemblies of artillery unit reservists for completing several artillery divisions keep going on, about 500 people are engaged in.
Our units also drilled objectives on overcoming water barriers.
Practical fire and trainings on platoon buildings were held during which various tactical objectives, such as maintaining defense, repelling an attack and conducting a counterattack were drilled.
In total, we fluently improve a level of professionalism and readiness for implementing tasks on defense and security of Republican residents.
Over the past week there were registered 23 occasions of ceasefire violations on the part of Ukraine’s military. Fire was conducted with all types of weapons, including with those prohibited by the Minsk agreements - artillery of 122mm caliber and 120mm mortars. Altogether, 82 projectiles and mortar-shells were launched on the territory of the Republic.
Ukraine’s military shelled the areas of the following localities:
in the Debaltsevo direction: KALINOVKA, LOGVINOVO, LOZOVOYE, VESELOGOROVKA, SANZHAROVKA. The orders to open fire were given by the commander of the 54th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) Gorbatyk.
in the Popasnyansky direction: KALINOVO, ANNOVKA, PERVOMAISK. The orders to open fire were given by the commander of the 24th mechanized brigade of the AFU Shevchenko.
in the Slavyanoserbsky direction: SLAVYANOSERBSK, SOKOLNIKI, FRUNZE, ZHELOBOK, DONETSKY and SMELOYE. The orders to open fire at these localities were given by the commander of the 93rd mechanized brigade KLOCHKOV.
In Stanichno-Lugansky direction: Krasny Yar. The orders to open fire were given by the commander of the 14th mechanized brigade ZHAKUN.
As a result of Ukrainian artillery fire there was wounded a servicemen of the People’s Militia who has been hospitalized.
These facts tell us only about one fact – the criminal leadership of Ukraine does not plan to implement the Minsk agreements and bends every effort to disrupt them so that the fratricidal war in Donbass keeps going on.
As a result of shellings there was wounded one servicemen of the People’s Militia.
As you know, on April 6th and 7th the Ukrainian party one more time didn’t implement the conditions of realizing the framework agreement and didn’t disengage forces and facilities in the vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya.
These facts tell only about one thing – the criminal leadership of Ukraine does not plan to implement the Minsk agreements and totally ignores the ceasefire regime imposed on the territory of Donbass since April 1st, bending every effort so that the fratricidal war keeps going on.
Our intelligence keeps registering facts of dislocation of AFU military hardware prohibited by the Minsk agreements near the contact line with the aim of rotation and building up groupings of their forces. Thus, there was detected presence of AFU military equipment prohibited by the Minsk agreements in the vicinities of the localities of:
BELOVODSKOYE – 11 units of AFU military hardware, including 4 cargo trucks with ammunition and fuel;
Lisichansk – two tanks, IFV, MRLS ‘Grad’, two anti-aircraft installations, three vehicles ‘KAMAZ’ with ammunition, two cargo trucks with military personnel and three military power-trucks with tanks T-64.
Ukrainian leadership regularly violates conditions of location of heavy weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements along the whole contact line.
Thus, employees of the OSCE mission keep registering absence of AFU military equipment at the storage sites, involving 15 tanks, 15 anti-tank cannons and 34 mortars. Absence of this military hardware is registered for a long period of time and a reaction on the part of Ukraine’s authorities is absent to this fact. The AFU regularly shell the localities of the Republic with these weapons.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine keep sustaining non-battle losses due to the reason of drinking alcohol so much and to various violations of security measures.
Altogether, over the past week it became known about eight dead and seven wounded servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a result of incidents. It says about commanders’ indifference to their subordinates who were abandoned to their fates under conditions of the senseless civil war.
The People’s Militia units are fully complying with the Minsk agreements, not reacting to provocations on the part of Ukraine.
We, as before, are open for a peaceful dialogue and for cooperation. We stand for the fact that peace keeps going on our land and for the fact so that no people’s blood is shed.
Official representative of the LPR People’s Militia Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko, official translation by DONi News Agency