Archive for January 2016

Huge cache of weapons found by Security Service in Donetsk Region near Kurakhove

Security Service of Ukraine found huge cache of weapons in a forest in Donetsk Region near Kurakhove city. There were 47 boxes with bullets of different caliber, a box of hand grenades, a box of grenades for grenade launcher and shells for automatic grenade launchers, six RPG-22 grenade launchers, 4 improvised explosive devices, eight mortar shells of 80 mm caliber, tow shells for RPG-7, a landmine, 1.5 kilos of plastids, electrodetonators and hand grenade detonators.

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at www.sbu.gov.ua

71 attacks on Ukrainian positions, militants shelled checkpoint used by civilians to cross contact line

Despite cease-fire agreement the situation in the East of Ukraine gets worse. The number of attacks on Ukrainian positions increased to 71 in the last 24 hours. The enemy used banned 82 and 120 mm mortars and also ATGM. 2 soldiers were wounded. Last night pro-Russian militants also shelled checkpoint used by civilians going in and out of occupied part of Donetsk Region. Border guard service posted the video of the incident, the checkpoint was attacked with the use of grenade launchers.

Shelling of "Mariinka" Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

Shelling of “Mariinka” Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

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Shelling of “Mariinka” Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

Shelling of "Mariinka" Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

Shelling of “Mariinka” Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

This is “Mariinka” checkpoint located on the contact line in Donetsk Region. It was attacked already after it was closed for civilians at 9:10 pm. Yesterday 4250 people and 1270 vehicles crossed that checkpoint during the day, that is a total number of people going to and out of occupied by pro-Russian militants territory. Militants used AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher and weapon of APC during the attack, the attack was from the direction of Oleksandrivka village controlled by so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. There were no reports about wounded.

During last 24 hours Headquarters of ATO Press Center made two reports, each covers 12 hours. Below is the report made last night that covers situation from 6 am till 6 pm of Jan 28 2016. You can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Pro-Russian militants don’t stop to shell positions of Armed Forces of Ukraine. During the last 24 hours cease-fire violations were registered in all areas.

The enemy attacked attacked our fortifications near Krasnohorivka using small firearms, high caliber machine guns, anti-aircraft guns and 82 and 120 mm mortars.

Near Svitlodarsk the enemy attacked our positions near Mayorks, Troitske and Myronivske using grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns.

The situation near Donetsk Airport was also tense. Ukrainian fortifications near Pisky, Opytne and Butivka coal mine were attacked with the use of grenade launchers and machine guns.

In Lugansk Region the enemy attacked our positions near Sokolniki with the use of ATGM.

Today the mercenaries violated cease-fire 25 times.

Today ATO Press Center made 2nd report that covers the situation in the last 12 hours from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today Jan 29 2016. You can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news/posts

Pro-Russian militants don’t stop shelling positions of Armed Forces of Ukraine. In the last 24 hours gangs of pseudo-republics violates cease-fire 71 times in Donbass.

Near Svitlodarsk the enemy shelled our fortifications in Zaitseve using 82 mm mortars. Positions in Novhorodske and Mayorsk were attacked with the use of grenade launches, high caliber machine guns and APC.

Ukrainian positions near temporary occupied Donetsk in Opytne, Pisky, Avdiivka and Butivka coal mine were attacked with the use of different type of weapon.

The situation near Mariinka was tense. Ukrainian warriors had to return fire.

The number of attacks increase and the area also gets bigger. At the same time terrorists are shelling areas where civilians live provoking our soldiers to return fire.

At 21:10 Kremlin mercenaries shelled “Mariinka” checkpoint of State Border Guard Service using automatic grenade launchers and APC.

According to information available, militants are planning similar provocations at other checkpoints, particularly near Artemivsk.

This shows that militants and their Kremlin masters don’t want peace for Donbass.

The map below shows attacks in the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours, you can see full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Map of attacks on Ukrainian positions in ATO zone in the last 24 hours

Map of attacks on Ukrainian positions in ATO zone in the last 24 hours

Security Service detained LPR militant who was hunting for pro-Ukrainian civilians in occupied Lugansk Region

Security Service detained LPR militant who was hunting for pro-Ukrainian civilians in occupied part of Lugansk Region. His group was detaining people who were later taken to unknown directions by their “commanders”. After the village was liberated by Ukrainian Army the militant run to Lugansk, but later returned home to Government-controlled territory where he was captured.

LPR militant detained by Security Service of Ukraine

LPR militant detained by Security Service of Ukraine

Security Service of Ukraine together with military detained local citizen in Nyzhne village in Lugansk Region. That man was a member of illegal armed group of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic.

Armed militant was “serving” at the checkpoint in Svitlychne village in Lugansk Region. Together with other militants he was looking for pro-Ukrainian residents of that area and he was giving them to “commanders” who were taking those people in unknown direction.

When forces of anti-terrorist operation moved forward he retreated to Lugansk with his unit. Later he got disappointed in the idea of “Novorossiya”, left weapon and returned home where he was hiding from police.

Militant and documents collected by Security Service of Ukraine that prove his criminal activity were transfered to National Police, the criminal case started based on Part 2, Article 260 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Also in Volnovakha area of Donetsk Region Security Service detained informant of terrorist organization of DPR.

Local resident was recruited by representative of saboteur unit of so-called “Legion” battalion in October 2015. He agreed to give information to his curators about movement of forces of anti-terrorist operation in Volnovakha area. In December informant got new order to collect information about positions of units of Armed Forces of Ukraine in Vuhledar and Volnovakha towns.

Criminal case was started based on Article 256 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at www.sbu.gov.ua

ATO Press Center reports 66 attacks on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk in the last 24 hours

ATO Press Center reports that the number of attack on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk increased again. There were 66 cease-fire violations registered in the last 24 hours. Pro-Russian militants used grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns, mortars and APC weapon. In some cases Ukrainian soldiers had to return fire. 1 Ukrainian soldier was wounded.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the report posted by Press Center of ATO Headquarters today in the morning, you can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The number of attacks of our positions from the side of militants in the last 24 hours dramatically increased.

The enemy attacked our fortifications near Mariinka using all weapon they had.Occupants used different types of grenade launchers and even anti-aircraft guns.

Our positions near Krasnohorivka were shelled with the use of grenade launchers and mortars, fortifications near Novhorodske were attacked with the use of BMP APC, automatic grenade launchers and machine guns.

Pro-Russian militants shelled our fortifications in Troitske and Zaitseve using mortars.

Traditionally the situation near temporarily occupied Donetsk was tense. The enemy attacked our positions in Opytne, Avdiivka, Pisky and Butivka coal mine using grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns.

In total in the last 24 hours pro-Russian militants attacked our positions 66 times. In some cases Ukrainian warriors had to return fire.

The map below shows the situation in ATO zone in the last 24 hours. You can see full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Attacks in ATO zone on Jan 27 2016

Attacks in ATO zone on Jan 27 2016

44 attacks on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk, pro-Russian militants also used a tank near Pisky

The situation in the East of Ukraine remains tense. Despite cease-fire agreement pro-Russian militants continue to attack Ukrainian Army positions, there were 44 attacks mostly near Donetsk just in the last 24 hours. Terrorists also used weapon that should be withdrawn according to Minsk Protocol. Near Pisky village they attacked Ukrainian fortifications using a tank, such weapon should be withdrawn at least 15 km away from the contact line. 1 soldier near Pisky got wounded, no KIA reported.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the report made by ATO Headquarters Press Center today in the morning, you can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Pro-Russian mercenaries don’t stop shelling our positions in the ATO zone. The enemy attacked our positions near Opytne, Pisky, Luhanske, Novhorodske, Zaitseve and Mariinka.

The situation near Donetsk Airport was most tense. The enemy was shelling Ukrainian positions using small firearms, high caliber machine guns and different types of grenade launchers. Pro-Russian mercenaries attacked our fortifications near Pisky using a tank.

The situation near temporarily occupied Horlivka was also tense. Militants shelled our positions in that area near Novhorodske and Zaitseve using different types of weapon.

In total the enemy attacked fortifications of ATO forces 44 times in the last 24 hours.

Attacks in ATO zone on Jan 26 2016

Attacks in ATO zone on Jan 26 2016

You can see full size map on the situation in ATO zone for January 26 2016 at http://mediarnbo.org

Number of attacks on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk and Lugansk dramatically increased: 69 cease-fire violations in 24 hours

The number of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions near Donetsk and Lugansk dramatically increased, pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire 69 times almost all along the contact line in the last 24 hours. That is more than double compared to 29 attacks reported yesterday by Press Center of ATO Headquarters. 1 soldier was wounded and no KIA reported.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the report posted today by ATO Press Center, you can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone got much worse. During the night pro-Russian militants were shelling our positions using weapon banned by Minsk Agreements.

The enemy shelled our fortifications in Pisky, Opytne, Krasnohorivka and Mariinka using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small firearms.

It was not quiet near Svitlodarsk as well, the enemy attacked our positions near Troitske and Zaitseve using high caliber machine guns, and positions near Mayorsk were attacked with the use of grenade launchers.

Near Mariupol militants shelled our fortifications located close to Talakivka using mortars and anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) and near Starohnativka the enemy used 120 mm mortars.

Near Lugansk the enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Zolote using automatic grenade launchers.

In the last 24 hours pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire 69 times.

Two women were trying to cross Ukrainian border with documents issued in occupied Crimea and Lugansk

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine detained two women yesterday who were trying to get into Ukraine using documents issued in occupied of Crimea and Lugansk.

Passport of so-called Lugansk People's Republic

Passport of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic

One woman was detained in Kherson airport by border control service. While going through passport control a woman showed Russian international passport issued on the territory of Crimea after it was already occupied by Russia. The document has no legal power and the woman who violated Ukrainian laws will be sent back to Turkey on the return flight.

Another woman arrived to “Hoptivka” checkpoint located in Kharkiv Region yesterday. She was trying to enter the territory of Ukraine with a passport of so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. She got the document in Lugansk in September 2015 and she showed that document while going through border control. She explained that she left Lugansk Region with that document via border checkpoint “Izvaryne” which is officially closed now, she got to the territory of Russia. She had no problems during passport control in Russian checkpoint “Nehoteyevka”. Border control officers called for Security Service of Ukraine and took the passport.

Reported by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine at http://dpsu.gov.ua

 

Cache with weapon found in Lugansk Region in a forest close to the contact line

Security Service together with soldiers of Armed Forces of Ukraine found cache with weapon in a forest near Teple village located about 7 km from the contact line in Lugansk Region.

Ammo found near the contact line in Lugansk Region

Ammo found near the contact line in Lugansk Region

There were three RPG-22 grenade launchers, 11 grenades for RPG-7 and two boxes of VOG-17 grenades for automatic grenade launcher.

Teple village located near the contact line

Teple village located near the contact line

Ammo found near the contact line in Lugansk Region

Ammo found near the contact line in Lugansk Region

Ammo found near the contact line in Lugansk Region

Ammo found near the contact line in Lugansk Region

Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at www.sbu.gov.ua

29 attacks of Ukrainian Army positions reported by ATO press center in the last 24 hours

ATO press center reported 29 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours. Pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire agreement mostly near Donetsk using small firearms, grenade launchers and weapon of APC. 6 Ukrainian solider were wounded and no KIA.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the report of ATO headwaters press center made today on January 21 2016, you can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone is not calm. Militants of illegal armed groups continue to violated cease-fire agreements.

Most of the cases of cease-fire violations that happened in the last 24 hours were registered near Donetsk Airport. Pro-Russian criminals shelled our positions using grenade launchers and small firearms near Pisky, Opytne and Butivka coal mine.

The enemy attacked fortifications of Armed Forces of Ukraine near Starohnativka using high caliber machine guns.

Our positions were shelled near Talakivka (near Mariupol), and our fortifications near Luhanske (located on the border between Donetsk and Lugansk Regions) were attacked by the enemy with the use of grenade launchers, small firearms and weapon of APC.

In total in the last 24 hours pro-Russian bandits attacked positions of ATO forces 29 times.

Later today National Security and Defense Council reported that 6 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and nobody was killed in the last 24 hours. You can see original report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

Below is the map of situation in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine for January 21 2016, you can see full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Situation in ATO zone on January 21 2016

Situation in ATO zone on January 21 2016

Full list of 113 Ukrainian news websites blocked by pro-Russian militants in Lugansk

Pro-Russian militants who currently control Lugansk city ordered local Internet providers to block access to 113 Ukrainian news websites. Authorities of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic issued a decree with a list of websites on December 18 2015. But it took several weeks for local companies that operate in the city to fulfill that order. The access to information resources was blocked on January 15 2016.

Screenshot of the order issued by LPR to block Ukrainian news websites

Screenshot of the order issued by LPR to block Ukrainian news websites

In Summer 2014 the broadcast of all Ukrainian TV stations was stopped on the territory which is currently not under Ukrainian government control. So right now people in Lugansk got totally cut off from Ukrainian media. There are only Russian TV stations broadcasting there.

Recently we got a copy of the document issued by so-called “Information Ministry of LPR” and below is a full list of Internet websites that were blocked by local Internet providers who had to follow the order. You can also download the document in PDF file here LPR decree with a list of blocked Ukrainian websites

BBC is the only one foreign media that got in that list, there are also 12 websites of different TV stations and all popular Internet news websites that operate in Ukraine.

1. 10minut.info
2. 112.ua – TV station
3. 24tv.ua – TV station
4. 5.ua – TV station
5. 7days-ua.com
6. apostrophe.com.ua
7. BBC.co.uk
8. censor.net.ua
9. comments.ua
10. crime.in.ua
11. day.kiev.ua
12. daily.com.ua
13. depo.ua
14. dialoginfo.org
15. donbass.ua
16. donbass.lg.ua
17. donetskie.com
18. dyvys.info
19. eizvestia.com
20. espresso.tv – TV station
21. facenews.ua
22. galinfo.com.ua
23. galnet.org
24. gazeta.ua
25. gazeta1.com
26. glavcom.tv
27. glavnoe.ua
28. glavred.info
29. gogetnews.info
30. fakty.ua
31. focus.ua
32. hromadske.tv – TV station
33. hronika.info
34. hvylya.net
35. informnapalm.org
36. intvua.com
37. joinfo.ua
38. ictv.ua – TV station
39. infokava.com
40. informator.su
41. infoprostir.com.ua
42. interfax.com.ua
43. INTVua.com – TV station
44. ipress.ua
45. irtafax.com.ua
46. izvestiya.in.ua
47. kavyn.kr.ua
48. kriminal.tv – TV station
49. kp.ua
50. lb.ua
51. lg-news.net
52. liga.net
53. lugradar.net
54. magnolia-tv.com – TV station
55. mediasat.info
56. nbnnews.com.ua
57. nedelya.net.ua
58. news-for.me
59. newsoboz.org
60. newsradio.com.ua
61. newsru.ua
62. novosti.dn.ua
63. novostiua.net
64. NV.ua
65. nua.in.ua
66. obozrevatel.com
67. ostro.org
68. ostrovok.lg.ua
69. podrobnosti.ua – TV station
70. pohlyad.com
71. press-centr.com
72. proua.com.ua
73. puls.kiev.ua
74. racurs.ua
75. radio24.ua
76. radiosvoboda.org
77. rbc.ua
78. replya.net
79. reporter-ua.com
80. real-vin.com
81. socportal.info
82. segodnya.ua
83. slovoidilo.ua
84. sprotyv.info
85. strana.in.ua
86. stb.ua – TV station
87. svidok.ua
88. telegraf.com.ua
89. timenews.in.ua
90. timeUA.com
91. tribun.com.ua
92. tsn.ua – TV station
93. tyzhden.ua
94. vchaspik.ua
95. vgolos.com.ua
96. vidomosti-ua.com
97. vlasti.net
98. uainfo.org
99. unian.ua
100. unian.net
101. u-news.com.ua
102. unn.com.ua
103. ukrinform.ua
104. ukrpohliad.org
105. vesti.ua
106. vesti-ukr.com
107. vidomosti-ua.com
108. zaxid.net
109. zik.ua
110. ZN.ua
111. Укроп.org
112. uapress.info
113. forbes.net.ua