Archive for February 2015

Russian military convoy moving to Stakhanov through Bryanka. Photos.

Yesterday evening another Russian military convoy has been seen in the center of Bryanka moving to Stakhanov city direction. There were at least 2 tanks, 1 self-propelled artillery and trucks with ammo and soldiers. Bryanka is used as a base for Russian armored vehicles. It is strategic location for attacks on Popasna and Troitske still controlled by Ukrainian Army. The city of Debaltseve was also shelled by MRLS from Bryanka before terrorists took control over that strategic location after cease-fire agreement signed in Minsk.

Russian tanks in Bryanka

Russian tanks in Bryanka

Russian tanks in Bryanka

Russian tanks in Bryanka

Russian tanks in Bryanka

Russian tanks in Bryanka

Russian tanks in Bryanka

Russian tanks in Bryanka

Bryanka on the map

Bryanka on the map

Terrorists keep shelling Popasna using artillery and mortars.

Last night and today in the morning terrorists continued shelling Popasna using artillery and mortars. Last time the town was shelled today at 5:30am and before that yesterday at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm. Terrorists opened fire from the direction of Pervomaysk and Kalynova occupied by so-called “Cossacks of Great Army of Don”. A house on Pivdenna st. was hit and got on fire. Nobody was wounded. Despite the attacks local authorities continue to restore infrastructure. Cell phone companies “Life” and “Kyivstar” started to work again, regular bus connection with Severodonetsk and Artemivsk was restored. There is electricity and gas almost everywhere, but ORZ are still has no water.

Destruction in Popasna

Destruction in Popasna

Destruction in Popasna

Destruction in Popasna

Destruction in Popasna

Destruction in Popasna

Destruction in Popasna

Destruction in Popasna

Terrorists continue their attacks on other towns located on the territory of Lugansk Region controlled by Ukrainian authorities. Troitske (near Debaltseve) was shelled with artillery last night and today in the morning. There were fights with the use of automatic weapon and grenade launchers at Trykhizbenka. Ukrainian Army positions at Stanytsia Luhanska were attacked with the use of high caliber machine guns, the fire was opened from the side of Siverskiy Donets River controlled by terrorists. No killed or wounded among civilian population.

Map of attacks in Lugansk Region in the last 24h

Map of attacks in Lugansk Region in the last 24h

Russian “URAGAN” MRLS and tanks between Bryanka and Alchevsk. Attacks on Ukrainian Army positions continue.

Pro-Russian terrorists and Russian troops continue their attacks on Debaltseve despite ceasefire agreement. Armored vehicles like tanks, multiple rocket launcher systems and army trucks with soldiers has been reported moving from Perevalsk through Alchevsk and Bryanka to Debalsteve direction.

Russian "URAGAN" MRLS is moving through Alchevsk to Perevalsk after it shelled Debaltseve

Russian “URAGAN” MRLS is moving through Alchevsk to Perevalsk after it shelled Debaltseve

On this photo Russian “URAGAN” MRLS is moving through Alchevsk to Perevalsk today after it shelled Debaltseve and after it got reloaded a little later in Perevalsk where Russian base is located it went back to position near Alchevsk and continued shelling Ukrainian Army positions in Devaltseve. The exact coordinates of this MRLS where the photo was taken 48.487431, 38.781739 and you can check it on Google Map The shelling at Debalsteve was made by this MRLS from this coordinates near Alchevsk 48.496611, 38.768861 and you can check it on Google Map

Russian "URAGAN" MRLS near Alchevsk

Russian “URAGAN” MRLS near Alchevsk

Also today in the morning Russian convoy was spotted moving from its base located in Bryanka to the direction of Debaltseve. There is a tank and army truck in the photo. Russian anti-aircraft system “Strela-10″ was taken on a photo at the same location before. You can read about Russian military base in Bryanka with coordinates and other details here http://lugansk-news.com/confirmed-location-of-russian-army-9k35-strela-10-in-bryanka-lugansk-region/

Russian Army convoy moving to Debaltseve from its base in Bryanka

Russian Army convoy moving to Debaltseve from its base in Bryanka

Pro-Russian terrorists and Russian troops took Chornukhyne near Debaltseve

The Chornukhyne village is located 8km from Debaltseve and it is under control of pro-Russian terrorists and Russian troops for over 24 hours already. This is strategic location with railroad connection to Lugansk and Donetsk, right now a group of terrorists is located there.

Russian terrorists took Chornukhyne

Russian terrorists took Chornukhyne

Reported by informator.lg.ua

Terrorists shelled at Novotoshkivske 3 times using MRLS. Locals don’t want to leave.

Novotoshkivske was shelled 3 times from “Grad” MRLS. Locals refuse to leave the village and don’t let to take their children out of there.

Novotoshkivske is under attack

Novotoshkivske is under attack

Yesterday on February 16 2015 Novotoshkivske village which is located near Ukrainian Army checkpoint #29 on Bahmutka road was shelled by terrorists from Kirovsk 3 times by “Grad” MRLS. The Governor of Lugansk Region Hennadiy Moskal visited the village today. 1st time the village was shelled at 9.15am, 2nd time at 10.15am and 3rd time at about 11.30am.

Few rockets blew up in residential areas and damaged multi-storey buildings. Nobody got hurt as those who are still in Novotoshkivske spend most of the time in the basements.

– Hennadiy Moskal

Moskal brought medicine to Novotoshkivske and asked villagers to give him permission to take their children to safe territories. But people refuse to leave and don’t allow to take their children out of there. Terrorists were also shelling at Ukrainian Army checkpoint #29. Last Friday high pressure gas pipe was damaged there and some gas is still burning.

Reported by Hennadiy Moskal

Pro-russian terrorists continue shelling Popasna and Chornukhyne in Lugansk Region

It was relatively quiet during February 16 on the territory of Lugansk Region controlled by Ukrainian authorities. But terrorists didn’t stop fire completely. The part of Popasna close to where Ukrainian positions are located was under artillery fire. There is also military activity near Chornukhyne on Debaltseve direction. There is no information about causalities among civilian population.

Popasna and Chornukhyne are still under attack

Popasna and Chornukhyne are still under attack

The government is using the time while it’s quiet to restore the infrastructure that was damaged. 27 multi-storey residential buildings in Shchastya city are without central heating that should be restored till the end of the day. 60% of Popasna town was left without gas supply since the morning. With the help of military guys several old people including one who can’t walk were evacuated from Krymske village located near former Ukrainian Army checkpoint #31. There are still about 300 people there including 6 kids age range 3-15 years old who refuse to leave.

Toshkivka, Nyzhne, Svitlichne and Krymske have no gas since the gas pipe was damaged on Bahmutka road near Ukrainian Army checkpoint #29. It was -16C in Lugansk Region this morning.Workers already went there to fix the problem, but it is not clear when they will be able to finish their task.

Reported by Henadiy Moskal

Video of Russian Army convoy in Lugansk with several BPM-97 “Vystrel” armored vehicles that are used only in Russian Army.

Another Russian Army convoy was recorded on the video today. In this short video you can see 3 armored vehicles identified as BPM-97 “Vystrel” modification “Dozor-N”. Such vehicles are only used in Russian Army units. The witnesses report that there were 3 tanks, about 7-8 BPM-97 “Vystrel” vehicles and about 10 KAMAZ army trucks with soldiers and weapon in this convoy. Here are the coordinates where the video was taken 48.552669, 39.258183 and a link to Google Map

Russian BPM-97 "Vystrel" Dozor-N in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 “Vystrel” Dozor-N in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 "Vystrel" in Lugansk

Russian BPM-97 “Vystrel” in Lugansk

To verify that the coordinates are correct you can compare the street in the video with panoramic photos available on Yandex Map. Below is panoramic image taken from the map that match the location the video was taken from. Here is the link

Street view in Lugansk where Russian BPM-97 was recorded

Street view in Lugansk where Russian BPM-97 was recorded

You can also read about Russian military base in Lugansk that was identified few days ago with BPM-97 “Vystrel” armored vehicles here.

Video of Pantsir-S1 Russian surface-to-air missile system in the center of Lugansk

Modern Russian surface-to-air missile system has been seen in Lugansk on February 8 2015. It was identified as Pantsir-S1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantsir-S1 It is manufactured and used only by Russian Army and hasn’t been seen in Lugansk before. On the video this system in mounted on a military truck which moving on Oboronnaya st. direction to Lugansk Airport. Here are the coordinates where the video was taken 48.5437725 39.3337658 and a link to Google Map

Russian Army Pantsir-S1 in Lugansk

Russian Army Pantsir-S1 in Lugansk

Russian Army Pantsir-S1 in Lugansk

Russian Army Pantsir-S1 in Lugansk

The Governor of Lugansk Region Moskal delivered humanitarian aid to Krymske under MRLS fire using KRAZ armored truck.

Civilians from Krymske village will be evacuated with the help of armored vehicles. When the Governor Moskal visited the village, the area was shelled by “Grad” MRLS, 2 soldiers were wounded.

Krymske village is located few kilometers from former Ukrainian Army checkpoint #31 on Bahmutka road. For the last 2 months the village is under constant artillery fire, the central part of Krymske destroyed almost to the grounds, many houses have only walls left. Most of the people left the village to safer places, now there are about 250 civilians left (there were 1500 people before the war). Because the Bahmutka road is under fire from the side of terrorists, the only way to get to the villages is from the side of Svitlichne. The dirt road there is in terrible condition after military vehicles, so regular cars or trucks can’t go through there, so the last few kilometers they had to deliver humanitarian aid using KRAZ armored military truck.

Krymske is left with nothing to survive. There is no electricity for over 2 months, it is not possible to restore it as the damage made to the power line is very serious. And there is no waters supply since there is no power. There is no food in the shops as businessmen are afraid to go there because of the constant shelling and regular transport will not be able to get there also. We brought the truck with food to the villagers and also blankets, medicine, soap and so on, this should be enough for about a month. I talked to people and some of them said they wanted to leave to safer place out of Krymske. People from other villages are able to leave when there is a break in shelling, but because the roads are broken people are trapped in Krymske. I talked to Ukrainian Army and they promised to evacuated everybody who want to leave this week. Villagers will be evacuated to safe place with the help of armored trucks. And we will keep helping locals who are still in Krymske. Soon we will bring pensions there with the help of Ukrainian Army and after that new part of humanitarian aid. People must see that government takes care about them.

– The Governor of Lugansk Region, Hennadiy Moskal.

 

During the visit terrorists shelled at Krymske using “Grad” MRLS, two soldiers were wounded. No civilians got killed or wounded.

KRAZ armored truck brought humanitarian aid to Krymske

KRAZ armored truck brought humanitarian aid to Krymske

The Governor Moskal brings humanitarian aid in KRAZ armored truck

The Governor Moskal brings humanitarian aid in KRAZ armored truck

Moskal brough humanitarian aid to Krymske

Moskal brough humanitarian aid to Krymske

Moskal brough humanitarian aid to Krymske

Moskal brough humanitarian aid to Krymske

Reported at moskal.in.ua

Security Service of Ukraine captured terrorists who coordinated attacks on Shchastya Power Plant

Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) captured terrorists who helped terrorists to attack Shchastya city in Lugansk Region.

SSU located two people who lived close to the front line and were active members so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. Terrorists communicated by phone with the leaders of “intelligence” unit of Russian-terrorist artillery group, they were telling them details about the movement of Ukrainian armored vehicles and soldiers, they coordinated artillery fire at the positions of Ukrainian Army and villages with civil population.

During the January 2015 those criminals coordinated artillery fire about 20 times. As a result the residential houses and even houses of their neighbors were ruined. Using their help terrorists shelled at Power Plant in Shchastya, that Power Plant provides electricity for almost all territory of Lugansk Region, including occupied part.

Counter-intelligence unit of Security Service of Ukraine captures people who coordinated artillery fire. The investigation goes on now.

Shchastya Power Plant on the map

Shchastya Power Plant on the map

 

Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at their Facebook page