Archive for August 2014

Lugansk people painting bridge in the colors of Ukrainian Flag

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.

Bridge in Shchastie

Bridge in Shchastie

Bridge in Shchastie

Bridge in Shchastie

Sign on the bridge

Sign on the bridge

Bridge in Shchastie

Bridge in Shchastie

Russians using white trucks to steal industrial equipment from Lugansk

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

Lenin in Severodonetsk went down

Today Lenin in Severodonetsk went down!

People of Severodonetsk are celebrating the Day of Ukrainian Flag

People of #Severodonetsk are celebrating the Day of Ukrainian Flag today. This is one of the cities of #Lugansk region that was liberated by the Ukrainian Army. Life goes on for them the usual way

Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk

60 white trucks of Russian humanitarian convoy arrived Lugansk

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.

Russian trucks in Lugansk

Russian trucks in Lugansk

Here is the map that shows the road that the convoy took to avoid Ukrainian Army positions.

Map

Map

Here is the Russian convoy on the country road to Lugansk.

Russian Convoy

Russian Convoy

Russian convoy of humanitarian aid moved in without permission

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.

White trucks from Russia

White trucks from Russia

Here is the video of Russian white trucks driving in Ukraine, Lugansk direction.

Ukrainian Army captured Russian BMD-2 with Russian team

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.

Russian BMD-2

Russian BMD-2

Russian BMD-2

Russian BMD-2

Russian soldier passport

Russian soldier passport

Russian soldiers credit cards

Russian soldiers credit cards

Russian soldiers docs

Russian soldiers docs

Pro-Russian terrorists shut down Su-25 aircraft of Ukrainian Army.

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.

su-25 crash site

su-25 crash site

Central market in Lugansk got burnt

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

The center of #Lugansk looked like a ghost town yesterday, no people, no traffic, not even birds!