Archive for January 2015

Pro-Russian terrorist shelled at Lugansk using MRLS. Detailed analysis with geo-location.

Yesterday on January 27 2015 at about 6pm Pro-Russian terrorists made an attack on Lugansk. It is not clear if they did it on purpose or they missed and hit residential area. Few rockets were launched from multiple rocket launcher system (MRLS). The launch site is located at the place which is used as a base by pro-Russian terrorists and Russian Army units. Our witness saw the moment of the launch. And right after that people started to report about explosions in another part of Lugansk. We got the video of one of the places that got hit with MRLS that proves the direction where the attack was made from. The distance between the launch site and the area that got his is about 10 km. So far we got visual confirmation of 3 locations that got damaged.

Below is the photo of cargo train station in Lugansk “Liski”. That is part of Donetsk Train Service. Here is a link to this company website with another photo of same building http://liski.ua/donetsk.html In the photo you can see the damage made by particles that hit the building about explosion. The epicenter of explosion is somewhere in the trees that grow in front of the building and the thing that exploded came from the left as particles spread on the building to the right.

Particles from the impact damaged the front of the building

Particles from the impact damaged the front of the building

Below is same building on a map where we marked where it was hit and show direction where you can see where the rocket came from that match how particles from the explosion spread on the building. Here is link with exact coordinates of the building on Google Map

Building that was damaged by the explosion from the MRLS

Building that was damaged by the explosion from the MRLS

To make sure this is the same building and location we take the photo from “Liski” train station website and we marked the building that got dameg as #1 on the map and in the photo, on the right #2 is small building where security guy is located and at the back we see crane that we marked as #3

"Liski" train station photo from company website

“Liski” train station photo from company website

Here is the video where you can see “Liski” trains station building right at the beginning.

Now here is map with launch site marked. Coordinates of launch site on Google Map. The MRLS was located on the territory of Lugansk hippodrome. Pro-Russian terrorists and Russian Army units are using the territory of hippodrome and buildings there as their base and as barracks for the soldiers. They also live in the building of “Domino” hotel located near that place on the territory of Lugansk Medical University. That’s the headquarters for higher rank commanders.

MRLS launch location

MRLS launch location

Here is the bigger map where you can see how the launch site and “Liski” trains station are related to each other.

Location of the launch site and attacked area

Location of the launch site and attacked area

We have analyze another video from the area that was damaged. 200 meters from “Liski” there is school #37, something exploded in front of entrance to the school and in the video you can see that side of the school has broken windows, the damaged side is exactly on the attack line. Here we marked it on the map.

School #37 got windows broken on the side that match the attack line

School #37 got windows broken on the side that match the attack line

Below is the screenshot from the video where you can see the school #37 with broken windows.

Broken windows at school #37

Broken windows at school #37

And here is the video of the school #37 with broken windows. It only shows the school for about 10 seconds. The school starts at 0:28

Below is another location that got damaged with this attack. The distance from the launch site is 9.5 km. It is marked as Vapnyana St, 6 on Google map (it has Russian name “Izvestkova” st on Yandex map), here is the link to the map with coordinates.

Damaged roof on a building

Damaged roof on a building on Izvestkova st in Lugansk

Damaged to the roof on Izvestkova st in Lugansk

Damaged to the roof on Izvestkova st in Lugansk

It hit the fence on the ground

It hit the fence on the ground in Izvestkova st in Lugansk

We found panoramic view of same building on Yandex Map where it is marked as Izvestkovaya 8A (Известковая 8А – in Russian). Here is a link to the photo below on Yandex Map

Impact locations from panorama photo

Impact locations from panorama photo

And we also marked the building and the locations where it got hit on the Google Map. The distance and the angle also match hit locations mentioned above.

Impact locations on the map

Impact locations on the map

Below we marked on the map the area that was attacked, so you can see how impact locations are related to each other, there is “Liski” train station, School #37 and Vapnyana st. 6.

The area that was attacked

The area that was attacked

The parts of the rocket used in the attack were also located. The tail part landed first. The head (cargo) part of the rocket landed in about 1780 meters and the explosive content started to land in about 350 meters from the head (cargo) part landing location. That is typical for “URAGAN” type of MRLS.

Here are the coordinates of the tail part of the rocket landing site (in front of Patona st. 24) on the Google Map 48°32’30.4″N 39°16’34.1″E and link

Tale part of "URAGAN" MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of “URAGAN” MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of "URAGAN" MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of “URAGAN” MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of "URAGAN" MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of “URAGAN” MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of "URAGAN" MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of “URAGAN” MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of "URAGAN" MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of “URAGAN” MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of "URAGAN" MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of “URAGAN” MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of "URAGAN" MRLS that landed 1st

Tale part of “URAGAN” MRLS that landed 1st

This part of the rocket falls down almost vertically to the ground, when it hit the ground it got broken to the “energy” direction which is opposite to the direction where it came from. The stabilizer got off and made a mark when it hit the ground and was found few meters away closer to the road. You can see smashed parts of stabilizer in the photos.

And here are the photos of the head part of the rocket that landed 1780 away from the tail part of the rocket. The head (cargo) part also falls down almost vertically to the ground and bends to the “energy” direction which is opposite to the direction where it came from. Here are the coordinates of the hear part of the rocket landing site on Google Map (Michurina st 75) 48°33’20.8″N 39°15’51.9″E and a link

Head part of "URAGAN" MRLS that landed 1780 meters away after the tale part

Head (cargo) part of “URAGAN” MRLS that landed 1780 meters away after the tale part

Head (cargo) part of MRLS rocket

Head (cargo) part of MRLS rocket

To make sure this is the right place here you can see panorama photo on Yandex map. On the photo you see the fence of Michurina st. 73 which is next to Michurina st. 75

Panoramic photo of head (cargo) landing site

Panoramic photo of head (cargo) landing site

Here we mark MRLS launch site, the coordinates where the tale part of the rocket landed, the head part of the rocket and locations that got hit with explosive content of the rocket.

Russian military base with BPM-97 “Vystrel” located in Lugansk. Photos.

Ukrainian reporter Roman Burko identified location of Russian military base in Lugansk. The photos were originally posted by pro-Russian terrorists Vadim Korolyov who is fighting against Ukrainian Army on his social page on December 28 2014. Here is a link to his profile https://vk.com/id199159091 He already deleted the photos when Roman Burko article was posted at informnapalm.org From the photos you can see that Russian Armored vehicles BPM-97 “Vystrel” that are only used in Russian Army units are located at the territory of “Transpele” transportation company, check their website gallery here http://www.transpele.com/?file=gallery There are also tanks, fuel trucks and GRADs (multiple rocket launcher systems). You can check the exact location where the photos were taken at Google Map, below we analysed the satellite images that match the photos.

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Lugansk

Tanks on a Russian military base in Lugansk

Tanks on a Russian military base in Lugansk

Russian armored vehicle in Lugasnk

Russian armored vehicle in Lugasnk

Russian armored vehicle in Lugasnk

Russian armored vehicle in Lugasnk

Russian military base in Lugansk

Russian military base in Lugansk

The last photo where you can see GRAD (multiple rocket launcher system) moving towards operator is great to analyse to find the exact location of the person who took the photos. Here all the marks on the map.

Russsian military base in Lugansk on the map

Russsian military base in Lugansk on the map

Here is what you see marked on the photo. All buildings match the satellite image. You can see Spruce Trees in front of building #1. The orientation of the roof on the buildings also match, the yellow gas pipe makes same angle as in the photo.

What you see in the photo exactly match the satellite image.

What you see in the photo exactly match the satellite image.

In the photos you can see Transpele Company LOGO and some parts of their trucks that have red line on them. You can even see phone number 345471 which is same on Transpele truck and that is a land line phone number fixed to their Lugansk office.

Transpele LOGO on background

Transpele LOGO on background

Transpele LOGO on background

Transpele LOGO on background

 

Pro-Russian terrorists blew up the bridge that connects Lugansk and Stanytsia Luganska

Today at about noon time the bridge over Siverskiy Donetsk river at Stanyntsia Luhanska was blown up. That was the only link that connected Lugansk occupied by terrorists and Stanytsia Luhanska controlled by Ukrainian authorities. The bride itself was under terrorists control who blew it up. There is a hole in the bridge now. The bridge didn’t collapse, but buses and trucks can’t go that way any more. It’s still possible for people to walk on the bridge, but it’s not clear yet if cars would be able to drive there.

Here is the link to the bridge location on Google Map

Damaged bridge in Stanyntsia Luhanska

Damaged bridge in Stanyntsia Luhanska

Damaged bridge near Stanyntsia Luhanska on the map

Damaged bridge near Stanyntsia Luhanska on the map

Reported by Hennadiy Moskal

Confirmed location of Russian Army 9K35 Strela-10 in Bryanka, Lugansk Region

Few days ago on January 19 2015 we received and posted photos of Russian surface to air missile system 9K35 Strela-10 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9K35_Strela-10) in Bryanka when it was returning to its base after the night watch from the direction of Stakhanov city. Those are not photos from the Internet, the photos were received directly from one of our friends who is currently there. The number on the vehicles was 511 written with white paint.

Bryanka is a small town in Lugansk Region located 56 km from Lugansk. The town is currently under control of regular Russian Army units. This “Strela-10″ in the photo is going to its base located on the territory of Bryanka Drilling Equipment Plant

Russian surface to air missile system 9K35 Strela-10 in Bryanka

Russian surface to air missile system 9K35 Strela-10 in Bryanka

In the photo you can see “Strela-10″ turning on the crossroad. There is a logo of Bryanka Drilling Equipment Plant (Брянковский Завод Бурового Оборудования – in Russian) on a pole, there is also a bus stop which is easy to see on the map.

Bryanka Drilling Equipment Plant LOGO

Bryanka Drilling Equipment Plant LOGO

Now here is a link on Google map where this photo was taken and here we marked Strela-10 and direction it’s moving on the map.

Russian Strela-10 in Bryanka on the map

Russian Strela-10 in Bryanka on the map

Here is 2nd photo of the same Strela-10 on that crossroad.

Russian Strela-10 in Bryanka

Russian Strela-10 in Bryanka

In total on the territory of the Bryanka Drilling Equipment Plant there are about 40 vehicles including tanks, armored personnel carries, military tracks, cannons and so on. There is also another location in the town where Russian armored vehicles are located, that is the territory of Bryanka Rudoremontniy Plant (Брянковский Рудоремонтный Завод – in Russian). Russian armored vehicles arrived there in August 2014. Here we marked both locations on Google map. Coordinates of Drilling Equipment Plant on Google Map. Coordinates of Rudoremontniy Plant on Google Map

Locations of Russian armored vehicles in Bryanka and Headquarters of Russian Army unit "UTYOS"

Locations of Russian armored vehicles in Bryanka and Headquarters of Russian Army unit “UTYOS”

Our sources on the ground also confirmed the location of Russian Army unit’s headquarters in Bryanka. The name of the unit is “UTYOS” (“Утёс” – in Russian). There are about 110 soldiers living in 4 level building of “Medicom”. Inside it is full of weapon of different kind. Here are the coordinates of the building on Google Map 48.517966, 38.656706

You can also read reports published by informnapalm.org on Jan 10 and Jan 14 2015 about Russian armored vehicles in Bryanka. The authors analysed profiles of Russian soldiers and local terrorists and found photos that they posted on their social pages with geo-location links.

https://informnapalm.org/4513-luganskaya-oblast-sklady-s-razlychnoj-rossyjskoj-tehnykoj

https://informnapalm.org/4623-bryanka-luganskaya-oblast-ydentyfytsyrovana-baza-raspolozhenyya-rossyjskoj-voennoj-tehnyky 

The Governor of Lugansk Region Moskal got under fire while visiting Tryokhizbenka

The Governor of Lgansk Region Hennadiy Moskal visited Tryokhizbenka village located on the edge of the territory controlled by Ukrainian authorities on the bank of Siverskiy Donets river. The other side of the river is controlled by Russian terrorist group that call themselves “Cossacks of Great Army of Don”. The village is constantly under fire, terrorists are using heavy artillery, mortars, GRAD (multiple rocket launchers), tanks and automatic weapon. Last Saturday terrorist fired at local school using GRAD. The building was seriously damaged. Most of the windows were broken, some walls destroyed, the front of the building was damaged. One of the rockets hit the roof, but didn’t explode, another rocket exploded in the corridor inside the building.

On Sunday terrorists shelled at Orthodox Church. The rocket damaged the wall, metal doors got holes from debris, some windows got broken.

The church is located in the center of the village, there are no positions of Ukrainian Army anywhere close, so the could only hit it on purpose. This is the 1st case since the conflict started when the church got under fire. This church is known as Cossack church. Tryokhizbenka is one of the centers of Cossacks of Don. This shows the hypocrisy of so-called Cossacks who are on the other side of the river and attacking their relatives who has same religion.

– Hennadiy Moskal

In the last 2 days over 10 houses where damaged or destroyed during the shelling. Luckily nobody got wounded or killed as most of the people left Tryokhizbenka running away from war. While Moskal was checking the damage in the village terrorists opened fire. Obviously they noticed that few cars accompanied by soldiers entered the village. Few rockets exploded 300-400 meters away from the cars of Moskal and Maria Matios (Deputy of Ukrainian Parliament). Nobody got hurt.

Tryokhizbenka on the map

Tryokhizbenka on the map

Damaged church in Tryokhizbenka

Damaged church in Tryokhizbenka

The Governor of Lugansk Region Moskal  in Tryokhizbenka

The Governor of Lugansk Region Moskal in Tryokhizbenka

The Governor of Lugansk Region Moskal  in Tryokhizbenka

The Governor of Lugansk Region Moskal and Deputy of Ukrainian Parliament Maria Matios in Tryokhizbenka

Ukrainian Parliament Deputy Maria Matios in the church in Tryokhizbenka

Ukrainian Parliament Deputy Maria Matios in the church in Tryokhizbenka

Stanytsia Luhanska is under heavy fire from terrorists positions in Lugansk city

Stanytsia Luhanska is the closest location to the positions of pro-Russian terrorists that control Lugansk city. In the last few days the number of attacks on Stanytsia Luhansk has dramatically increased. There are multiple damages in the residential areas of the town. A lot of houses have been totally destroyed. The problem is that terrorists are shelling from residential areas on the East of Lugansk, so Ukrainian Army can’t return the fire in such situations. Civilians are used as a shield by the terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic. The number of shelling has increased after arrival of “humanitarian” aid convoy from Russia.

Stanytsia Luhanska on the map

Stanytsia Luhanska on the map

Below are some photos by Alex Rychkoff who just returned from the territories close to the front line. More photos are here http://rychkoff.livejournal.com/223918.html Terrorists mostly attack with mortars and GRAD (multiple rocket launcher system).

Damaged houses in Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged houses in Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged houses in Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged houses in Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged houses in Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged houses in Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged houses in Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged houses in Stanytsia Luhanska

Some checkpoints in Lugansk Region has been closed for buses

Some checkpoints in Lugansk Region were temporary shut down starting from January 19 2015. Those are Ukrainian Army controlled checkpoints in Stanytsia Luhanska, Shchastya and Lysyschansk. This decision was made by the Governor of Lugansk Region Hennadiy Moskal on January 17. See his report here http://moskal.in.ua Terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic continue shelling at towns and villages that are located on the territory controlled by Ukrainian authorities and it was dangerous for people to travel by bus through those locations as they could easily get under fire from terrorist side as it happened near Volnovakha when a passenger bus got under rocket fire when it was going through Ukrainian Army checkpoint, 14 civilians were killed. After 10am yesterday all buses that were going out of Lugansk via checkpoints mentioned above were turned back.

Checkpoints that were closed for transportation

Checkpoints that were closed for transportation

On a photo below is the bus at Lugansk Bus Station that arrived from Starobelsk via Shchastya and Stanytsia Luhanska early in the morning and it’s taking passenger to go back to Starobelsk via same route. Old ladies were fighting for a ticket as many of them go to Ukraine control territory to pick up their pension. Banks in Lugansk are not working for many months already.

Bus from Lugansk to Starobelsk

Bus from Lugansk to Starobelsk

 

Russian Army unit moving in the center of Lugansk equipped with “AS Val” assault riffles

This video was taken yesterday just in the center of Lugansk near central market. The operator was standing at the bus stop when he saw military truck parking just few meters in front of him. 2 men got out of the cabin and a group of soldiers got out of the truck, they lined up and just passed by the people. The unit was equipped with “AS Val” assault riffles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS_Val used by Russian anti-terrorist special forces. The soldiers are dressed in SURPAT camouflage used by Russian “Rys” special forces units. This is very specific type of assault riffle.

Russian Army truck with soldiers parked near bus stop

Russian Army truck with soldiers parked near bus stop

Russian Unit in Lugansk with AS Val riffle

Russian Unit in Lugansk with AS Val riffle

Russian Army BPM-97 “Vystrel” and GAZ-39371 “Vodnik” in Krasnodon Ukraine

Yesterday there was another video published of Russian Army unit that arrived to Krasnodon from Lugansk on January 10 2015 to take under control pro-Russian terrorist group called “Odessa” that had a base in Krasnodon. The Russian unit had at least 10 BPM-97 “Vystrel” and GAZ-39371 “Vodnik” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAZ_Vodnik, both types of armored vehicles are manufactured and used in Russian Federation Army units only. You can read more about Russian unit in Krasnodon on that day here http://lugansk-news.com/russian-army-units-in-krasnodon-blocked-the-base-of-local-terrorists-at-least-4-russian-bpm-97-vystrel-in-the-video/

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Krasnodon

Russian BPM-97 Vystrel in Krasnodon

Russian GAZ-39371 Vodnik in Krasnodon

Russian GAZ-39371 Vodnik in Krasnodon

Here is the location of the operator who is taking the video on Google map At 3:48 you can see how Russian convoy stopped on the road and some armored vehicles (APC) are turning left. In front of operator on the right side of the road you can also see bigboard.

Landmarks and operator location

Landmarks and operator location

Bigboard in front on operator on the right side of the road

Bigboard in front on operator on the right side of the road

Some APC start to turn left as the vehicles in front of them stipped

Some APC start to turn left as the vehicles in front of them stipped

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan arrived to Severodonetsk

Yesterday January 10 2015 Kazakhstan officially gave the humanitarian aid to Ukraine in the city of Severodonetsk which is located in Lugansk Region and is under Ukrainian government control. There were 6 wagons of food, about 128 tons of canned meat, 40 tons of sugar, 150 tons of buckwheat and 36 thousands liters of sunflower oil. This humanitarian aid is for people on the East of Ukraine who need help.

 

This is extremely important for us! A friend in need is a friend indeed and not only when everything is good. Since Ukraine and Ukrainian people are in difficult situation right now, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan people couldn’t stay aside.

– Argin Ospanov, the adviser of the embassy of Kazakhstan in Ukraine

During the meeting there were representatives of international organizations that work in Lugansk Region such as OSCE, United Nations, International Committee of Red Cross and others.

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Kazakhstan

Reported by Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine and by Lugansk Regional State Administration