Archive for April 2015

AZOV instructor from Georgia killed in Shyrokyne, terrorists mined his body.

On April 18 soldiers of Ukrainian Army “Azov” Regiment together with instructor Georgiy Dzhanilidze (call sign Satana) were demining residential area in Shyrokyne village on the territory controlled by Ukraine.

Georgiy Dzhanilidze, Azov instructor from Georgia

Georgiy Dzhanilidze, Azov instructor from Georgia

While the group was moving along the street terrorists opened fire. In order to save lives of “Azov” soldiers they opened the fire back. During the fight terrorists lost 5 men killed.

Georgiy was deadly wounded. Because of the intensive fire it was not possible to take the body of Georgiy from the battlefield. The enemy opened fire with every attempt to get the body. Using machine guns fire as a cover terrorists mined the body and lost 1 man killed. The fights in Shyrokyne were going on for all night and in the morning of April 19. “Azov” soldiers were holding their positions and stopped all terrorists attacks.

Only early in the morning with the help of OSCE “Azov” soldiers were able to take Georgiy body from the battlefield.

Georgiy Dzhanilidze was Georgian citizen. He was 41 years old. Georgiy came to help brotherly Ukrainian people in winter. He was teaching beginners, sharing the experience he got during Russian-Georgian war in 2008.

Georgiy was real man and died as real man in a fight for our Ukraine that he called his second Motherland. He has a wife and 3 kids. “Azov” Regiment expresses condolences to family of Georgiy Dzhanilidze. We share your grief with you. Ukrainian people will always remember what Georgiy did for us.

Heroes don’t die!

Reported by “Azov” Regiment

The aftermath of shelling of Valuiske with MLRS “Grad” by pro-Russian terrorists.

New details of yesterday shelling of Valuiske located near Stanytsia Luhanska. Pro-Russian terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic fired three rockets using MRLS “Grad” 122 mm caliber, banned by last Minsk agreement. One of the rockets hit residential building and seriously damaged it, another rocket destroyed non-residential building, and the 3rd rocket exploded in the garden. There were no new shelling with the use of heavy artillery during the night, but sounds of automatic weapon were heard.

The aftermath of shelling of Valuiske with MLRS "Grad"

The aftermath of shelling of Valuiske with MLRS “Grad”

The aftermath of shelling of Valuiske with MLRS "Grad"

The aftermath of shelling of Valuiske with MLRS “Grad”

The aftermath of shelling of Valuiske with MLRS "Grad"

The aftermath of shelling of Valuiske with MLRS “Grad”

Here is a link for yesterday report about terrorists attack on Valuiske from their positions at Mykolaivka http://lugansk-news.com/pro-russian-terrorists-of-lugansk-peoples-republic-shelled-at-residential-area-using-heavy-artillery/

Terrorists shelled at residential area in Valuiske

Terrorists shelled at residential area in Valuiske

As for the fight in Tryokhizbenka yesterday, 3 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded (one of them seriously), also 2 civilians were wounded. Married couple in Tryokhizbenka (age 63 and 61) got shrapnel wounds, one of the shells hit residential area. The wounds were not serious, so they got medical help at the place they live and didn’t go to the hospital. Also terrorists fired using ATGM (antitank guided missile) and damaged the roof of one of residential buildings. When the missile hit the house the owner, old lady, was there and it’s a miracle she didn’t get hurt. Yesterday afternoon, at night and today in the morning it was quiet in Tryokhizbenka, and there were news attempts to break through demarcation line, also there were no attacks on Ukrainian Army positions.

Terrorists attacked Tryokhizbenka bridge

Terrorists attacked Tryokhizbenka bridge

Her is a link for yesterday report about terrorists attack on Ukrainian Army positions at Tryokhizbenka http://lugansk-news.com/terrorists-attacked-ukrainian-positions-at-tryokhizbenka-and-were-pushed-back-after-2-hours-fight/

Reported by Hennadiy Moskal at moskal.in.ua

 

Terrorists attacked Ukrainian positions at Tryokhizbenka and were pushed back after 2 hours fight.

Today at about 10:30am terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic attacked Ukrainian Army positions. There were several saboteur groups. They came close to destroyed bridge over Siverskiy Donetsk and tried to break through the demarcation line and get to Tryokhizbenka.

Terrorists attacked Tryokhizbenka bridge

Terrorists attacked Tryokhizbenka bridge

The fight continued for two hours. Terrorists used automatic weapon and big caliber machine guns, mortars, grenade launchers and high speed anti-aircraft guns. The attack was stopped and terrorists were pushed back.

After 12:20am it is quiet in Tryokhizbenka. According the information available now several Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.

Reported by Hennadiy Moskal at moskal.in.ua

Pro-Russian terrorists of Lugansk People’s Republic shelled at residential area using heavy artillery.

Today on April 18 after 4pm terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic shelled at Valuшske village that borders with Stanytsia Luhanska. In total they fired four times using heavy artillery systems, two shells hit private houses and seriously damaged them. The villagers were living there, now local authorities are trying to find out if anyone got hurt.

Terrorists shelled at residential area in Valuiske

Terrorists shelled at residential area in Valuiske

Artillery fire was opened from the direction of Mykilaivka village located on the bank of Siverskiy Donets River controlled by terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic. Valuiske is a small villages under control of Ukrainian authorities.

Reported by Hennadiy Moskal, the Governor of Luhansk Region at moskal.in.ua

Russian troops still fighting in Ukraine. Confirmed in interview with Viktor Muzhenko.

Now we have facts that confirm that regular troops of Russian Federation are taking part in fighting in Ukraine. They took part in fights for Chornukhine, Logvinove and Debaltseve in February this year. Now I can say that Ukrainian Army had big casualties in those fights because of involvement of Russian Army and we stopped Russia’s aggressive plans of further advance.

Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Now Ukraine strictly follows Minsk agreement, keeping the right for adequate response in case the opposite side breaks the agreement.

At the same time we know that even today regular Russian Army units continue to stay in Ukraine. For example, 15th Mechanized Infantry Brigade of 2nd Army of Central Military District, 8th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 331st Airborne Regiment from Kostroma of 98th Airborne Division and others. We have a list of all army units that are in Ukraine now, their locations, number of soldiers and weapon they have.

We also know that soldiers from the army units that took part in occupation of Donetsk and Lugansk Regions are making preparations with units of other countries to take part in joint parade that is planned in Moscow on Red Square on May 9. For example, the units of 98th Airborne Division from Ivanovo and 106th Airborne Division from Tula.

Today we have enough power and other means in the zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation to keep stable cease-fire regime and we can stop any attack if needed. Ukrainian Army is ready to fulfill given orders.

Reported by Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at mil.gov.ua

UPDADE: July 8 2015, Viktor Muzhenko met with Gen. Ray Odierno in Ukraine.

Ukrainian positions attacked near Krymske.

There was a fight between Ukrainian soldiers and terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic near Krymske village today on April 17. Terrorists used mortars and automatic weapon during this attack.

Krymske on the map

Krymske on the map

At night 3 saboteur groups of LPR opened fire at “KIEV-2″ special police unit patrol and Ukrainian Army soldiers of 24th Brigade using automatic weapon and sniper riffles near Krymske village.

During the fight Ukrainian soldiers eliminated 2 vehicles of the terrorists, “Gazel” car with a mortar, 3 machine guns “UTYOS” and “GAZ 66″ car that was transporting explosive. The enemy also had casualties in manpower.

There were no casualties from Ukrainian Army side.

Reported by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Lugansk Region at mvs.gov.ua

Another Lenin monument is down in Lugansk Region, Ukraine.

Tonight on Friday April 17 Lenin monument fell down in Stanytsia Luhanska. This monument was standing near local administration building and was almost the only object in the center of the village that wasn’t damaged during military activities.

Lenin fall down in Stanytsia Luhanska

Lenin fall down in Stanytsia Luhanska

The closest terrorist positions are located just 1 km away from administration building, last year and at the beginning of this year the village was under heavy fire few times a day with the use of artillery, tanks, mortars, MRLS “Grad” and so on. Administration building was also damaged and only Lenin remained unhurt. Yesterday patriotic activists of the village put yellow-blue mask on Lenin, and later they gave him national flag of Ukraine.

Lenin with Ukrainian flag in Stanytsia Luhanska

Lenin with Ukrainian flag in Stanytsia Luhanska

Lenin in yellow-blue mask in Stanytsia Luhanska

Lenin in yellow-blue mask in Stanytsia Luhanska

In the morning people from local administration came to work and they saw that Lenin is in horizontal position. Obviously Lenin couldn’t stand national Ukrainian symbolic and decided step down from the pedestal, but stumbled and fall down. Police investigates details of this incident.

Lenin fall down in Stanytsia Luhanska

Lenin fall down in Stanytsia Luhanska

Stanytsia Luhanska on a map

Stanytsia Luhanska on a map

Reported by Lugansk Regional State Administration

Ukrainian flag raised in Lopaskyne village in Lugansk Region.

Today on April 17 Ukrainian flag was raised in Lopaskyne village located in Lugansk Region. This information was posted by Ivan Grebenyuk, TSN reporter on his Facebook page.

Ukrainian flag raised in Lopaskyne village

Ukrainian flag raised in Lopaskyne village

Just now heroes from “Golden Gates” battalion returned Ukrainian flag to Lopaskyne village in Lugansk Region. This is another important on the way to the victory. Donbass is Ukraine!

– Ivan Grebenyuk

Ukrainian flag raised in Lopaskyne village

Ukrainian flag raised in Lopaskyne village

This village was in so-called “grey zone”, it wasn’t controlled by ATO forces and it wasn’t under LPR terrorists control. But the village is located near occupied Slovyanoserbsk. Villagers were happy to see Ukrainian soldiers, no more than 50 people left in Lopaskyne. Now Ukrainian units will be patrolling this village.

Lopaskyne on the map

Lopaskyne on the map

Reported at tsn.ua

Ukrainian positions in Lugansk Region were attacked with tank, mortars and automatic weapon.

Last night and today after midnight there were several fights near Stanytsia Luhanska. At about 21:40 yesterday terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic attacked Ukrainian Army positions near fish farm using of automatic weapon and grenade launchers.

Map of attacks in Lugansk Region in the last 24 hours

Map of attacks in Lugansk Region in the last 24 hours

And today after midnight terrorists attacked Ukrainian positions located 500 meters from administration building in the central part of Stanytsia Luhanska using mortars. They opened fire from the bank of Siverskiy Donets River occupied by so-called LPR. There were no killed or wounded among civil population, there is no information from the soldiers yet.

Cease-fire violation was also registered in several other location on the front line. There were few fights between Krymske village and Bahmutka road (near former checkpoint #31), the last fight was today in the morning. The suburbs of Novotoshkivske near checkpoint #29 were attacked with automatic weapon. At midnight positions of Ukrainian soldiers at Troitske (village near Debaltseve) were attacked by terrorists with the use of tank. And starting from 6pm yesterday till midnight positions of Ukrainian Army were periodically attacked with the use of automatic weapon. Residential areas and infrastructure were not damaged.

Engineers continued to clear the territory close to the front line from mines and bombs that didn’t blow up. Nyzhne and Svitlychne were checked yesterday and no mines found.

Reported by Hennadiy Moskal at moskal.in.ua

Russian tank convoy in Ukraine moving from Lugansk to Alchevsk direction.

Russian tank convoy was spotted in Ukraine yesterday moving on the road M04 from Lugansk to Alchevsk. There were at least 13 tanks. The operator is moving towards Lugansk. And the video was taken at this coordinates 48.497719, 39.062612.

Below we marked the beginning and the end of the convoy. When the driver gets closer to the bridge, there is also a sign on the road that indicates that the driver is leaving Bile village.

Russian tank convoy between Lugansk and Alchevsk

Russian tank convoy between Lugansk and Alchevsk

Here are screenshots from the video that shows what kind of tanks were moving in the convoy.

Tanks moving in the convoy

Tanks moving in the convoy

Fuel truck in the convoy

Fuel truck in the convoy

Group of tanks moving in the convoy

Group of tanks moving in the convoy

These can be same tanks that were spotted on Russian military base located in Lugansk two days ago, you can read our detailed article here http://lugansk-news.com/confirmed-location-of-over-dozen-tanks-on-russian-base-in-lugansk-ukraine/