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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

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

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 40 times, also using 120 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements

Press Center of ATO Headquarters reports that pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire 40 times in the last 24 hours, they have been also using 120 and 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements attacking Ukrainian positions near Donetsk and Mariupol. Cease-fire violations with the use of small firearms were also registered in Lugansk Region.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below you can see report made by Press Center of ATO Headquaters today that describes current situation in the zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation in the East of Ukraine by 6 am of January 2016. The original post in Ukrainian is available at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The night in ATO zone was not quiet. The situation was most difficult near Mariinka. The enemy shelled out positions there 3 times using 82 and 120 mm mortars. Besides that they also used small firearms and grenade launchers several times.

Near Mariupol bandits shelled Vodyane villages located on so-called “gray zone” using 120 and 82 mm mortars.

Militants of temporary occupied Horlivka  attacked our positions near Mayorsk using small firearms and high caliber machine guns, they also used anti-aircraft guns near Novhorodske.

Shelling of near Donetsk Airport continues. Occupants systematically shell Ukrainian soldiers near Opytne, Pisky and South of Avdiivka. Tonight they only used small firearms and grenade launchers there.

Organized criminal groups violated cease-fire agreement in Lugansk Region again. Tryokhizbenka village was attacked with the use of small firearms, grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns. In order to prevent casualties among soldiers and local populations our military had to return fire using allowed weapon, after that militants stopped shelling.

In total pro-Russian illegal armed groups violated cease-fire agreement 40 times in the ATO zone. There were several shelling of our positions from the enemy side registered after midnight.

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

Also according to report made by Security and Defense Council there were no killed or wounded among Ukrainian soldiers in the last 24 hours. See their report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

Cease-fire was violated 28 times by pro-Russian militants near Donetsk in the last 24 hours

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation, has reported today in the morning that pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire agreements 28 times near Donetsk in the last 24 hours. Ukrainian positions were attacked with the use of 82 mm mortars and tanks, banned by Minsk Agreements.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the report made by press center of ATO headquarters published today in the morning, you can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

In the last 24 hours militants of pro-Russian illegal armed group used weapon against ATO forces 28 times.

Most of cease-fire violations happened along the contact line between Horlivka and Svitlodarsk and near temporarily occupied Donetsk.

Last night our positions near Novhorodske were shelled again with the use of 82 mm mortars, high caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and also a tank, banned by Minsk Agreements. The enemy also used weapon of BMP armored vehicle attacking fortifications of ATO forces.

Starting from 18:00 yesterday and till midnight Russian-terrorist hybrid armed groups made several armed provocations using small firearms near Mariinka, Opytne, Avdiivka, Troitske, Novhorodske, Zaytseve and Luhanske.

The enemy sniper attacked Ukrainian soldiers near Opytne and Novhorodske.

The enemy didn’t use weapon in Lugansk Region and near Mariupol.

Starting from midnight and till 6 am the enemy used small firearms only one time near Novhorodske.

Map of cease-fire violations near Donetsk in the last 24 hours

Map of cease-fire violations near Donetsk in the last 24 hours

Two groups of pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian fortifications near Donetsk and Lugansk

ATO Press Center reported that pro-Russian militants made several attempts to attack Ukrainian fortifications near Donetsk and Lugansk tonight. In total there were 39 cease-fire violations registered in the last 24 hours in the East of Ukraine, 2 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Illegal armed groups used 82 and 120 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the ATO Press Center report that describes the situation on 6 am December 22 2015. You can see original statement in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Yesterday night the situation in ATO zone got more complicated.

Starting from 18:00 the enemy shelled positions of ATO forces near Mariinka 8 times using small firearms and grenade launchers. Enemy unit of at least 30 men attacked Ukrainian positions (in same area near Donetsk), ATO forces units pushed the enemy back. Militants retreated with casualties.

There was another attack near Shchastya in Lugansk Region. A group of militants had at least 10 men. But for them the result of the fight was same. Taking wounded and killed they retreated to their positions.

Military provocations against Ukrainian soldiers continued in other areas along the contact line as well. The enemy continued to shell Ukrainian positions near Pisky, Opytne and South of Avdiivka. Krasnohorivka was shelled with the use of anti-aircraft guns and 82 mm mortars.

Also militants shelled fortifications of ATO forces near Zaitseve (not far from occupied Horlivka) using 82 mm mortars. They also used grenade launchers, small firearms, 120 mm mortars and tanks weapon banned by Minsk Agreements.

Near Mariupol the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions near Starohnativka using 82 mm mortars.

In total in the last 24 hours there were 39 cease-fire violations from the side of pro-Russian hybrid armed groups and 2 armed clashes.

Starting from midnight militants violated cease-fire 6 times. All those violations were registered near Pisky, Opytne and Avdiivka, the enemy used small firearms, high caliber machine guns and different types of grenade launchers there.

According to the report made by National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine there were no killed among Ukrainian soldiers in the last 24 hours, 2 soldiers were wounded. You can see the original report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

Below is the map that describes the situation in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours, you can also see full size map 3000x2994 here.

ATO map on December 22 2015

ATO map on December 22 2015

 

65 cease-fire violations reported by ATO Press Center in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions

ATO Press Center reported 65 cease-fire violations in the last 24 hours in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions in the East of Ukraine. Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions near Donetsk using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns, BMP armored vehicles and 120 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

ATO Press Center made 2 reports. Here is the 1st report that describes situation from 6 am till 6 pm yesterday. See original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today on December 10 illegal armed groups of Russian-terrorist troops continued to do provocations in the ATO zone.

Most of cease-fire violations from the side of the enemy were registered near Donetsk. Militants shelled our positions in Pisky several times using small fire arms, they also shelled Opytne and Novhorodske using high caliber machine guns. Enemy sniper attacked Ukrainian positions near Novhorodske.

Criminals shelled Starohnativka located near Mariupol using high caliber machine guns and grenade launchers. They also attacked Hranitne using same weapon and also BMP armored vehicles.

Near Artemivsk enemy shelled Ukrainian positions in Mayorsk and Zaitseve using anti-tank grenade launchers. Enemy sniper attacked Ukrainian soldiers near Luhanske.

In Lugansk Region there was one attack with the use of high caliber machine gun near Nyzhnyoteple village. In total militants attacked 25 times during the day.

Today in the morning ATO Press Center posted another report that describes the situation in the East of Ukraine overnight from 6 pm to 6 am on December 11 2015, there were 40 attacks at Ukrainian positions, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone remains tense, but it is stable and under control of our military.

There were about 40 cease-fire violations from the side of Russian-terrorist troops overnight.

Criminals continued to shelled positions of ATO forces near temporarily occupied Donetsk. They shelled Opytne, Pisky, Novhorodske, Krasnohorivka using small fire arms, machine guns and different type of grenade launchers. Several dozen of 120 and 82 mm enemy mines from mortars landed in the suburbs of Krasnohorivka.

Enemy also shelled our positions near Zaitseve using 120 mm mortars. Also during the night enemy used high caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and sniper.

There was no information about casualties among Ukrainian soldiers during the night.

Below is a map of the situation in the East of Ukraine. You can download full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Situation in ATO zone on December 11, 2015

Situation in ATO zone on December 11, 2015

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reported today during the daily briefing that there where no casualties in Ukrainian Army in the last 24 hours. See their post in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

In the last 24 hours no Ukrainian soldier was killed or wounded. At the same time the situation in the East of Ukraine remains tense.

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Pro-Russian terrorists continue to violate withdrawal line, tanks spotted near Horlivka

ATO Press Center posted a photo of the enemy tank located near the contact line outside of Horlivka as a proof that pro-Russian terrorists continue to violate withdrawal line. OSCE also reported 12 towed howitzers (D-30, 122mm) that were not withdrawn by militants according to agreement made in Minsk.

Enemy tank located near the contact line in ATO zone

Enemy tank located near the contact line in ATO zone

The tank is located no more than 5 km from positions of Ukrainian Army. See original report of ATO Press Center posted in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today, on December 6, enemy tanks were spotted in Ozeryanivka and Zaitseve villages located on the contact line near Horlivka.

See exact location of the tank in the photo made by Ukrainian drone on Google map at N 48°16’29” E 37°58’08”. Below is the closer look.

Enemy tank located near the contact line in ATO zone

Enemy tank located near the contact line in ATO zone

Observers of OSCE also posted their report that indicates that pro-Russian militants violated withdrawal agreement in Lugansk Region. When observers tried to check the location where 12 towed howitzers (D-30, 122mm) were spotted they were stopped by armed man who started to fire in the air and another man pointed a riffle at them. See report at http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/207071

At 9:24hrs on 5 December, an SMM patrol comprised of four SMM monitors and the SMM medical officer in two armoured vehicles arrived at a field in the vicinity of “Lugansk People’s Republic”(“LPR”)-controlled Yurivka (26km south-west of Luhansk), where the SMM had observed 12 towed howitzers (D-30, 122mm) during previous visits – in violation of the relevant withdrawal line (see SMM Daily Report 26 November 2015 and SMM Daily Report 1 December 2015). The SMM drove towards 12 howitzers (D-30, 122mm) and at 100-150m distance, it spotted three armed individuals standing near one of the howitzers. When the SMM further continued driving towards the howitzers and was at 80-100m distance, one of the armed individuals released a burst of fire into the air with an automatic rifle and another individual pointed his automatic rifle at the SMM. The armed individuals shouted at the SMM. As a consequence, the SMM immediately left the area. There were no injuries to SMM members or damage to SMM vehicles.

Subsequently, the SMM addressed the incident with senior “LPR” members, who acknowledged the seriousness of the incident, and said that they would examine it and inform the SMM accordingly.

ATO Press Center reported 11 cease-fire violations in Donetsk Region in the last 12 hours

ATO Press Center reported 11 cease-fire violations in Donetsk Region in the last 12 hours. Ukrainian Army fortifications near Shyrokyne were also attacked at night.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Today in the morning ATO Press Center posted new report that covers the situation in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions starting from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today morning. You can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news. Below is full translation of their post into English.

Starting from 18:00 yesterday and till 6:00 pro-Russian mercenaries violated cease-fire agreement 11 times along the contact line. At 20:20 the enemy was shelling out fortifications near Shyrokyne for half an hour.

Also the enemy sporadically shelled our positions near Mayorske, Avdiivka, Luhanske, Pisky and Krasnohorivka using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. Since the distance between out positions and the enemy was pretty big and they didn’t attempt to get close to fortifications of military units of Armed Forces of Ukraine, our soldiers didn’t return the fire.

Situation in ATO zone today December 5, 2015

Situation in ATO zone today December 5, 2015

Full size map on situation in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine is available at http://mediarnbo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/05-12_eng.jpg

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has reported today that Ukrainian Army lost 1 KIA and 3 WIA in the last 24 hours. See their complete report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

As it was reported on a briefing today by Col. Andriy Lysenko, speaker of President Administration on ATO, in the last 24 hours 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed and 3 soldiers were wounded.