People who had to run out of Lugansk are painting the bridge in the colors of Ukrainian flag in the city of Shchastie just 20km from Lugansk. They wish Russian troops leave Lugansk, so they can come back to their homes.
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The Russian “humanitarian” convoy was really the support for pro-Russian separatists and for Russian troops that are in Lugansk right now. It has been also reported that on the way back some of the trucks were loaded with industrial equipment from Lugansk plants such as “LUGANSK CATRIDGE WORKS” http://lcw.lg.ua/ that produce wide range of cartridges and they were exporting mostly to Russia. People on the ground also reported that some of the Russian trucks on the way back to Russia were loaded with equipment from the plant in Krasnodon that produce high tech parts for Russian rockets and submarines
Today Lenin in Severodonetsk went down!
About 60 white trucks of Russian “humanitarian” convoy has already arrived to Lugansk. They entered from East side of the city by the road from Nikolaevka (also spelled as Mykolaivka) direction controlled by terrorists.
Here is the map that shows the road that the convoy took to avoid Ukrainian Army positions.
Here is the Russian convoy on the country road to Lugansk.
Russian convoy of “humanitarian” aid has crossed the border and moved into Ukraine. No Red Cross personnel and no permission from Ukrainian customs at Izvarino border control check-point. It was also reported that Russians plan to drive those trucks to Lugansk where Russian military convoy has entered few days ago. This is really supply for Russian soldier, not for locals. 200+ white trucks invaded Ukraine.
Andrew Roth @ARothNYT: “They are in Ukraine. Only beige drivers behind the wheel. No Red Cross personnel visible yet. Ten have gone in.”
Andrew Roth @ARothNYT 8m
All the trucks have crossed the border and are now in Ukraine. We are back in Russia.
Daniel Sandford @BBCDanielS 8m
@ARothNYT When you say all….was it all 200+ trucks?
Andrew Roth @ARothNYT 7m
@BBCDanielS yes, they kept coming out as we were following the convoy.
Here is the video of Russian white trucks driving in Ukraine, Lugansk direction.
Yesterday Ukrainian Army during the fight near Heorhiivka village (near Lugansk Airport) captured Russian BMD-2 (airborne infantry fighting vehicle). The team of BMD-2 were Russian soldiers. All documents for the vehicle were also inside. 2 days ago it was reported that Russian military convoy got to Lugansk. Locals confirmed that there were at least 40 military vehicles. And terrorists were trying to counterattack to unblock the road to Russian border. Ukraine also lost Su-25 aircraft yesterday during that fight near Heorhiivka where Russian BMD-2 was captured.
Today at about 6pm local time pro-Russian terrorists shut down Su-25 aircraft of Ukrainian Army. They used anti-aircraft rocket system that they have received from Russia yesterday with the convoy that got to Lugansk. The plane got hit above Heorhiivka village and crashed near Novosvitlivka village. The pilot ejected. It has been also reported that 2 Ukrainian helicopters has been hit today, but that information is not confirmed by Ukrainian officials yet.
Part of central market in #Lugansk got burnt after terrorists were randomly shelling from mortars at the city center
The center of #Lugansk looked like a ghost town yesterday, no people, no traffic, not even birds!