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Security Service of Ukraine detained Russian citizen who said he took a bomb on a flight from Dubai to Kiev

On March 25 pilots of the flight that was coming from Dubai from Kiev (Flydubai airline) reported that they had a passenger on board who said that he took a bomb on the flight. When the plane landed in Kiev officers of Security Service of Ukraine detained citizen of Russian Federation who claimed he had a bomb. The rest of the passengers were evacuated and the aircraft was checked.

Russian citizen detained by Security Service on a flight from Dubai to Kiev after he said he had a bomb

Russian citizen detained by Security Service on a flight from Dubai to Kiev after he said he had a bomb

At about 14:00 flight from Dubai to Kyiv landed at Zhuliany airport. There were 149 passengers on board, one child and 7 crew members. Right after landing one one of the passengers said that there is a bomb on board and he was planning to use it. The plane was taken to another location, passengers were evacuated. The man who said about the bomb was detained, it was Russian Federation citizen Vasiliy Nishchuk born in 1956, also another Russian citizen Viktor Kucher who was involved in that situation was also detained.

– Security Service officer Tkachuk reported at 112.ua

Passport of the Russian guy who said he had a bomb on the plane from Dubai to Kiev

Passport of the Russian guy who said he had a bomb on the plane from Dubai to Kiev

Security Service posted photos of Russian citizens documents and the video at www.ssu.gov.ua

DPR militant got disappointed in “Russian World” and surrendered to Ukrainian Army

A resident of Mariupol who got recruited by Russian citizen surrendered to Ukrainian Army after spending one month with militants of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. According to him he got disappointed in “Russian World” and was paid only 30 USD after 4 weeks of his “military service”.

DPR militant surrendered to Ukrainian soldiers

DPR militant surrendered to Ukrainian soldiers

My name is Maxim, I am resident of Mariupol. A friend of mine who is a resident of Russian Federation offered me to join militia of Donetsk People’s Republic and promised a salary of 1000 USD per month. He said that he spent a year as a militant in Motorolla’s group called “Sparta”… From Mariupol I came to Samara (Russia), from Samara to Rostov with a friend of mine. In Rostov at a bus station we met a person who was taking people to Donetsk (Ukraine). We got on a bus and there were also 2 Russian citizens with us. We had 850 Rubles, so we got to the border for 800 Rubles, at the border we were allowed to pass by and went to Donetsk to the bus station. At the bus station Russians took us to recruitment office by taxi. At the recruitment office in Donetsk we met with curators, they took us to military unit in Novoazovsk. At Novoazovsk we were just securing the territory of the military unit. Military commanders like Colonels from Russian Federation were coming there, Russians, and they were checking what is going on…

– Maxim, detained militant of DPR

Security Service of Ukraine together with soldiers of 36th separate mechanized brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine detailed a militant of terrorist organization “DPR” near Pyshchevyk village.

At the beginning of March of 2016 a resident of Mariupol was recruited by Russian citizen to one of terrorist groups. He was promised a salary of 1000 USD per month for his service and he became operator of anti-tank guided missile system.

The militant also guarded one of the headwaters and was working at different checkpoints, he took part in building fortifications.

The criminal was shocked by lack of discipline and alcoholism among terrorists. Also instead of 1000 USD he was only paid 2000 Rubles (about 30 USD). After getting disappointed in “Russian World” he run away and surrendered to Ukrainian soldiers.

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

Security Service detained 5 terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic in Odessa

Security Service of Ukraine detained 5 members of terrorist group of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic in Odessa who planned terrorists attacks in the South-East part of Ukraine.

Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa

Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa

The terrorists were going to attack one of the prisons of the region following instructions of Russian curators and they were planning to explode a bomb during one the religious holidays. This attack was supposed to destabilize social and political situation in the South-East of Ukraine, specially to provoke an ethnic conflict.

Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa

Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa

Security Service found about 1 kg of plastid, terrorists also had two anti-tank mines, two landmines, four grenade launchers and small firearms.

Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa

Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa

Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa

Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa

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

 

“Triton” APC tested by Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Ukrainian border guards tested new type of APC, that’s “Triton” armored personnel carrier with mine protection. That type of APC will soon be sent to East of Ukraine. 4 vehicles were bought for Border Guard Service and will operate on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

"Triton" armored personnel carrier for Border Guard Service of Ukraine

“Triton” armored personnel carrier for Border Guard Service of Ukraine

The vehicle was tested for several days on the training ground. “Triton” will be used to support border guard units, for observation of certain areas and transferring information to control centers of border guard service.

Remotely controlled gun installed at "Triton" APC

Remotely controlled gun installed at “Triton” APC

This type of APC was specially designed by engineers for State Border Guard Service. The vehicle has armor which is equal to STANAG 4569 protection standard for armored vehicles. “Triton” can protect the crew in case anti-tank mine (6 kg TNT) explodes under it.

Radar station installed at "Triton" APC

Radar station installed at “Triton” APC

The vehicle is equipped with radar station and thermal imager. “Triton” can take extra 4 servicemen of the unit to distant locations where they can stay on duty autonomously up to 7 days. The vehicle has diesel generator, independent heating system and AC. “Triton” also has satellite systems for transferring data.

"Triton" - Ukrainian APC for Border Guard Service

“Triton” – Ukrainian APC for Border Guard Service

After previous round of testing border guards gave engineers several ideas to improve the vehicle. All that was done while preparing the vehicle for the service.

Below is a video of “Triton” APC taken during testing.

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

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 71 times near Donetsk, Mariupol and Lugansk in the last 24 hours

Headquarters of ATO Press Center reported today that pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 71 times near Donetsk, Mariupol and Lugansk in the last 24 hours. Terrorists violated cease-fire using weapon banned by Minsk Agreements, such as mortars, tanks and 122 mm artillery. No Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 7 were wounded.

Sergiy Zhmurko, speaker of ATO Press Center

Sergiy Zhmurko, speaker of ATO Press Center

Below you can read ATO Press Center report posted today, the original report in Ukraine is available at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Situation in ATO zone remains tense and controlled by Armed Forces of Ukraine. In the last 24 hours Russian mercenaries attacked positions of Ukrainian units 71 times. The highest number of attacks in the last few weeks was registered near Donetsk, there were 62 attacks there, there were also 8 attacks near Mariupol and 1 attack in Lugansk Region. 19 mortar attacks were registered all along the contact line. The situation near Avdiivka is still tense, Russian militants attacked our positions there using mortars, grenade launchers, they also used tank 2 times and 122 mm artillery. The enemy intensively shelled Ukrainian army fortifications near Zaitseve and Mayorks using mortars, grenade launchers and small firearms. Out positions near Luhanske village were shelled 3 times with the use ofAPC weapon. At about 6 pm yesterday militants shelled Ukrainian army positions near Krasnohorivka using 122 mm artillery, they fired 18 shells in total. Novoselivka, Novhorodske and Troitske were shelled by terrorists with the use of grenade launchers, machine guns and small firearms. When it got dark Russian mercenaries shelled Ukrainian army positions in Pisky and Opytne using mortars, automatic grenade launcher (AGS) and machine guns. Near Mariupol Russian mercenaries attacked fortifications of ATO forces near Hnutove using mortars and attacked our positions near Mariinka and Vodyane using grenade launchers and machine guns. Militants fired in the direction of ATO forces near Talakivka using mortars. In Lugansk Region the enemy shelled Ukrainian army fortifications near Novozvanivka village. Ukrainian army is capable to defend territorial integrity of Ukraine and stop aggressor. The strength of mind of warriors who defend their own land is much higher than lies and provocations of aggressor.

Map of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in ATO zone posted on March 13 2016

Map of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in ATO zone posted on March 13 2016

You can see full-size map of the situation in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine at http://mediarnbo.org

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has reported today that in the last 24 hours no soldiers were killed, and 7 soldiers were wounded during military actions in the zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the East of Ukraine. Causalities were reported at http://mediarnbo.org

Pro-Russian militants shelled residential area of Avdiivka village located near Donetsk

Yesterday at about 10 pm pro-Russian militants shelled Avdiivka village located near occupied Donetsk using mortars. 2 private houses were damaged. Today in the morning at 7:45 the attacked with mortars repeated. Civilian people were inside houses during attacks, luckily nobody got wounded. Shrapnel damaged the roof, fence, gates, windows were broken.

Damaged house in Avdiivka

Damaged house in Avdiivka

Damaged house in Avdiivka

Damaged house in Avdiivka

Damaged house in Avdiivka

Damaged house in Avdiivka

Damaged house in Avdiivka

Damaged house in Avdiivka

Reported by National Police of Ukraine in Donetsk Region at www.dn.npu.gov.ua

22 085 people crossed the contact line via checkpoints in Donetsk and Lugansk Region yesterday

22 085 people crossed the contact line via checkpoints in Donetsk and Lugansk Region yesterday. This information was reported by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine today at http://dpsu.gov.ua The number of people going in both directions continue to increase.

People going via "Zaitseve" checkpoint. Photo by informator.lg.ua

People going via “Zaitseve” checkpoint. Photo by informator.lg.ua

Below are exact numbers of people and vehicles that went through 5 checkpoints in ATO zone located along the contact line, 4 of them are located in Donetsk Region and there is still only 1 working checkpoint in Lugansk Region that can only be used by pedestrians.

“Zaitseve” checkpoint – 6580 people and 1365 vehicles;

“Mariinka” checkpoint – 4525 people and 1160 vehicles;

“Novotroitske” checkpoint – 5400 people and 1385 vehicles;

“Hnutove” checkpoint – 2565 people and 640 vehicles;

“Stanytsia Luhanska” checkpoint – 3015 people.

Line of vehicles going through "Zaitseve" checkpoint. Photo by informator.lg.ua

Line of vehicles going through “Zaitseve” checkpoint. Photo by informator.lg.ua

Today in the morning there were 150 vehicles in front of “Mariinka” checkpoint going to government-controlled territory and 170 vehicles going to non-controlled territory. 350 vehicles were going in via “Zaitseve” checkpoint and 150 going out. 50 vehicles were going in via “Novotroitske” checkpoint and there was no line of vehicles on the way out. There were also no lines of vehicles at “Hnutove” checkpoint.

3 Ukrainian soldiers killed and 5 wounded after 2 attacks in Lugansk Region today

3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 5 wounded after 2 attacks made by pro-Russian terrorists in Lugansk Region. In both cases groups of Ukrainian soldiers were attacked while moving on Government-controlled territory close to the contact line.

Vehicle of joint mobile group after RPG attack

Vehicle of joint mobile group after RPG attack

1st report was made by Lugansk Regional State Administration at www.facebook.com/odalug

Today on March 1 on the road between Novotoshkivske and Hirske a vehicle with soldiers of 80th Brigade was hit by a mine. 3 soldiers died and 2 were wounded.

Later commander of 92nd separate mechanized brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Nikolyuk reported about the attack on the joint mobile group that fights with smugglers in Lugansk Region. See full report at www.5.ua

Commander of 92nd separate mechanized brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Nikolyuk

Commander of 92nd separate mechanized brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Nikolyuk

Today at about 11 am near Tryokhizbenka village on the territory close to the militant-controlled area there was an attack on the joint group “Shchastya”. Soldiers of the group got different types of wounds.

– Viktor Nikolyuk

According to his information terrorists used RPG, small firearms and machine guns. After attack the group got to Tryokhizbenka and wounded got 1st medical help.

Soldiers of the group asked our soldiers to help them. We gave them 2 support groups, a group of 92nd separate mechanized brigade and a group of police unit “Lugansk-1″ that were located in that area.

– Viktor Nikolyuk

After soldiers started to move they were attacked with the use of small firearms. The commander of a group made a decision to return fire reported commander.

Nataliia Meshcheriakova who works at special unit “Phantom” of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine reported more details of the attack and posted photos of the vehicle that was hit with RPG at her page here

Mobile group was attacked again between Tryokhizbenka and Lopaskyne with the use of RPG and small firearms. 2 officers of Security Service of Ukraine were wounded by shrapnel, one soldier of Armed Forces of Ukraine was wounded in the chest. RPG entered in the front, went through the vehicle and got out on the side.

Vehicle of joint mobile group after RPG attack

Vehicle of joint mobile group after RPG attack

Vehicle of joint mobile group after RPG attack

Vehicle of joint mobile group after RPG attack

Vehicle of joint mobile group after RPG attack

Vehicle of joint mobile group after RPG attack

On September 2 2015 similar attack happened in that location. Terrorists also attacked the joint group that fights with smugglers. 2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 6 more wounded. See this detailed report Vehicle with Ukrainian soldiers attacked near contact line in Lugansk Region: 2 KIA and 6 WIA

Security Service stopped illegal traffic of fuel and detained men who tried to bring 4.5 mln RUB to occupied territory

Security Service of Ukraine together with fiscal service and border guards stopped fuel truck with 5 000 liters of fuel near Hranitne village in Donetsk Region. The cargo costs about 100 thousand UAH. Smugglers were trying to transport the truck to temporarily occupied territory.

Fuel truck stopped by Security Service in ATO zone

Fuel truck stopped by Security Service in ATO zone

Police detained a driver of a vehicle who was trying to transport 2 tons of clothes and shoes worth about 300 thousand UAH to the territory controlled by terrorists violating the rules of cargo transportation through the contact line.

Vehicle with clothes stopped by border guards

Vehicle with clothes stopped by border guards

In the same area Security Service of Ukraine, fiscal service and border guards detained medical cargo that had no documents. There were glasses, lenses, ophthalmic knives and so on worth about 100 thousand UAH.

At “Novotroitske” checkpoint police detained 2 men who were trying to bring 4.5 mln RUB in cash and a lot of bank cards to so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. They were trying to hide money and cards in underwear.

A man was trying to take huge amount of cash to LPR-controlled territory

A man was trying to take huge amount of cash to LPR-controlled territory

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

Over 21 thousand people crossed the contact line in the East of Ukraine yesterday

In the last few days the number of people crossing the contact line in the East of Ukraine increased by 30%. Usually about 15 000 people were going in and out of occupied territories daily. Yesterday 21 312 people went through checkpoints in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

Checkpoint in ATO zone

Checkpoint in ATO zone

In total there are 5 checkpoints operating in the zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). 4 of them are in Donetsk Region and only 1 in Lugansk Region. Today State Border Guard Service posted exact numbers of people and vehicles that crossed the contact line yesterday. See their report at http://dpsu.gov.ua

Donetsk Region:

1. “Zaitseve” – 6556 people and 1225 vehicles;

2. “Mariinka” – 5385 people and 1170 vehicles;

3. “Novotroitske” – 4235 people and 1265 vehicles;

4. “Hnutove” – 2560 people and 765 vehicles;

Lugansk Region:

1. “Stanytsia Luhanska” – 2576 people

Today in the morning there were 150 vehicles at the contact line in front of “Marrinka” checkpoint going inside government-controlled territory and 115 vehicles going out. There were 300 vehicles going in and 80 going out via “Zaitseve” checkpoint. There were no vehicles at “Novotroitske” and “Hnutove” checkpoints.