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Security Service of Ukraine blocked 75 mln UAH on accounts of Donetsk terrorists received from Russia

Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of SSU

Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of SSU

Security Service of Ukraine together with State Committee for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine blocked multi-million channel of financing of terrorists of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. Businessmen from Donetsk Region developed multistage mechanism of converting money they got from Russia into cash via banking system.

During June and July of this year several Russian companies using fake contracts transferred about 100 million UAH to one Joint Stock Company from Donetsk Region. The money that they received they transferred to another limited liability company that they controlled. Both companies were located on temporary occupied territories, but they also re-registered based on Ukrainian laws.

After that in order to convert money into cash they were transferred to personal accounts of 30 different people, those accounts were opened in a branch of one bank. After that criminals planned to take part of the cash to temporary occupied territory and they planned to use part of the money for financing terrorist groups.

Personal accounts and accounts of those companies were blocked, in total there are 75 mln UAH on those accounts now.

Criminal case was started based on Article 258-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Investigation continues.

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

Doctors Without Borders delivered 22 tons of medical supplies to occupied Donetsk

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported today that 3 vehicles of medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders passed by Ukrainian checkpoint “Zaytseve” located on the contact line in ATO zone. The trucks were going from Dnipropetrovsk city to Donetsk which is currently occupied by insurgents of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. There were about 22 tons of medical supplies and representatives of humanitarian organization did accompany the trucks. Reported by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine at dpsu.gov.ua

Projects of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Ukraine

Projects of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Ukraine

.Also read Ukraine: MSF vehicles stolen by armed men in Donetsk

Security Service of Ukraine found cigarettes worth about 2 mln UAH in a truck coming from Donetsk

Security Service of Ukraine together with military stopped a truck that was moving from Donetsk trying to avoid checkpoints. Inside he truck they found cigarettes worth about 2 mln UAH. Criminals were trying to transport the cargo from the territory of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic to Ukraine controlled territory.

Cigarettes found in a truck from Donetsk

Cigarettes found in a truck from Donetsk

The truck was found in Novoluhanske village of Donetsk Region. When officers of Security Service were searching the truck they found 270 boxes with cigarettes hidden behind construction materials that was inside the truck.

Cigarettes found in a truck from Donetsk

Cigarettes found in a truck from Donetsk

Cigarettes found in a truck from Donetsk

Cigarettes found in a truck from Donetsk

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

ATO Press Center reports 148 attack on Ukrainian position. Several villages near Mariupol shelled by artillery.

ATO Press Center reports that in the last 24 hours the situation in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions got worse and the enemy activity dramatically increased. In total from August 16 till morning of August 17 Russian-terrorists troops broke cease-fire agreement 148 times. The enemy used artillery 17 times, mortars – 59 times, MRLS BM-21 “Grad” – 13 times and 70 times they used firearms and grenade launchers.

Attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions in the last 14 hours

Attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions in the last 14 hours

Traditionally, the worst situation was near Donetsk. Starting from 6 pm illegal armed groups shelled Ukrainian positions in Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Mariinka and Pervomaiske using 120 mm mortars.

From 19:50 for an hour fortifications of ATO forces in Troitske were attacked by terrorists with the use of MRLS BM-21 “Grad”, mortars, grenade launchers and firearms.

From 21:25 till midnight mercenaries shelled Opytne 5 times using MRLS BM-21 “Grad”. At about 22:00 Ukrainian positions in Avdiivka were shelled by 152 mm artillery and mortars. Also during the night this village was shelled by MRLS BM-21 “Grad” twice. Also from 10 pm and till midnight fortifications of ATO forces in Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Berezove and Verkhnyotoretske were shelled by MRLS BM-21 “Grad”.

In the area of Mariupol at 21:40 illegal armed groups shelled Novohryhorivka using 122 mm artillery and mortars. And at about 10 pm terrorists used 152 mm artillery attacking Ukrainian positions in Hranitne and Sartana.

On August 17 after midnight and till 6 am enemy activity decreased.

In Lugansk Region Ukrainian Army positions were attacked 17 times near Troitske, Shchastya, Popasna, Tryokhizbenka and Stanytsia Luhanska.

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The highest number of attacks reported by ATO Press Center. 175 times terrorists shelled Ukrainian positions.

ATO Press Center reports that in the last 24 hours from August 14 till the morning of August 15 there was the highest number of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions ever registered in the last few months. It total terrorists of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic violated Minsk cease-fire agreements 175 times. They used artillery 25 times, mortars – 64 times, MRLS BM-21 “Grad” – 19 times, 93 times terrorists used firearms and grenade launchers.

Attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours.

Attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours.

Starting from 6 pm till midnight Russian-terrorist forces concentrated their activity near Donetsk. Ukrainian Army positions in Krasnohorivka were attacked 5 times by 120 mm mortars. At about 9 pm Avdiivka and at about 10 pm Novoselivka, Novomykhailivka, Novobakhmutovka and Vodyane were attacked by enemy artillery of 152 mm caliber.

From 9:50 pm pro-Russian terrorists broke cease-fire agreements and shelled Novoveselske, Pisky and Vodyane using MRLS BM-21 “Grad” from their positions at Abakumova coal mine.

From 10 pm till 10:25 pm Ukrainian positions at Pervomaiske village were shelled by enemy artillery of 152 mm caliber and by MRLS BM-21 “Grad”.

Talakivka village located near Mariupol was shelled by 120 mm mortars one time and MRLS BM-21 “Grad” twice.

In Artyomovsk direction from 6 pm enemy artillery was shelling positions of ATO forces in Dzerzhinsk, Leninske, Sanzharivka. At about 8:30 pm terrorists attacked Zaytseve village using tanks and 120 mm mortars.

At 10:25 and at 11:45 terrorist were shelling residential areas of Avdiivka and Pavlopil deliberately destroying cities infrastructure using MRLS BM-21 “Grad”.

After midnight on August 15 terrorists continued shelling Ukrainian Army positions mostly near Donetsk and at 3:16 am ATO forces in Pervomaiske were shelled by MRLS BM-21 “Grad”

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Money and drugs stopped on the way to Donetsk by Security Service of Ukraine.

Joint mobile group of Security Service of Ukraine, tax office, police and border guard stopped a car at “Bugas” checkpoint that was going to the territory controlled by terrorists of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. In the car they found drugs, mostly painkillers – 22,376 pills and 400 ampules.

Drugs found in a car that was going to Donetsk

Drugs found in a car that was going to Donetsk

Also Ukrainian soldiers stopped another car near Ivan Grad village, the driver was trying to cross the contact line avoiding checkpoints.

In the car Security Service officers found 2,922,000 Rubles and 23,450 USD in cash and also 30 cards of different banks.

Cash found in a car that was trying to avoid checkpoints

Cash found in a car that was trying to avoid checkpoints

Cash found in a car that was trying to avoid checkpoints

Cash found in a car that was trying to avoid checkpoints

The driver is suspected of financing of terrorists.

Below is the video posted at Security Service of Ukraine YouTube channel that shows drugs that smugglers were trying to get to Donetsk

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

4 OSCE armored vehicles were burnt in Donetsk tonight. PHOTOS.

Special Monitoring Mission of OSCE has just reported that 4 of there armored vehicles were burnt in Donetsk tonight near their residence. Below are some photos of what has left after the fire, few cars were covered later. The cars were located on the parking of Park Inn Hotel where observers are staying.

Burning OSCE vehicles in Donetsk. Photo by https://instagram.com/veyseluntmaz/

Burning OSCE vehicles in Donetsk. Photo by https://instagram.com/veyseluntmaz/

Later today OSCE informed that their observers are not going to stop the mission and will continue their work in Donetsk.

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

4 OSCE armored vehicles burnt in Donetsk tonight

ATO Press Center: 106 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

During the night the situation in ATO zone got much worse. Russian-terrorists troops were shelling Ukrainian positions near Donetsk starting from 6 pm till midnight non-stop. In total in the last 24 hours illegal armed groups broke cease-fire agreement 106 times. 78 times of Minks Agreements violations were registered near Donetsk. After midnight on August 7 terrorists continued their attacks in Donetsk Region.

106 attacks in the last 24 hours in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions

106 attacks in the last 24 hours in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions

At about 8 pm yesterday terrorists shelled Avdiivka twice using 122 mm artillery. Starting from 10 pm the enemy attacked ATO forces positions in Opytne 4 times using tanks and 3 times shelled at Avdiivka. From 6 pm till midnight the enemy shelled Ukrainian fortifications in Pisky 7 times using 120 mm mortars and at about 11 pm they shelled Pisky using 122 mm artillery.

From 7:25 pm till 9 pm there was a fight between Ukrainian forces and the enemy near Krasnohorivka village. A group of terrorists, about 20 men, were trying to storm Ukrainian fortification using automatic weapon and 120 mm mortars. The enemy retreated as a result of the fight.

In Artyomovsk direction, at night positions of ATO forces in Sanzharivka and Zolote were shelled by 120 mm mortars.

From 10:05 pm till 10:25 pm the enemy violated Minsk Agreements and shelled Troitske village using MRLS BM-21 “Grad”.

It was relatively quiet near Mariupol. During the night terrorists used automatic weapon twice near Chermalyk trying to provoke Ukrainian soldiers.

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Geoffrey Pyatt met with Deputy Head of ATO in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region.

Today on July 30, the Deputy Head of ATO Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov met with the United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region. During the meeting Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov informed US representative about current situation in the zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation. He said that the situation remains steadily tense.

The Deputy Head of ATO Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov and the United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region.

The Deputy Head of ATO Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov and the United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region.

Besides everyday shelling of the positions of Ukrainian Army, illegal armed groups also deliberately destroy civil areas and industrial infrastructure of the region. The enemy continues to use saboteur groups almost in all directions along the contact line, and Russian side provides material and technical supply and ammunition.

– Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov, the Deputy Head of ATO

Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov pointed to the huge amount of misinformation spread around the world by Russian Federation regarding the situation in Ukraine and he emphasized that right now nobody has doubts about the real faces of insurgents who managed to pretend to be “freedom fighters” before.

The United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region.

The United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region.

Also Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov told about logistic centers that will be created in ATO zone, where Ukrainian goods will be brought to, mobile ATMs will operate there, and people will be able to get advice on various legal issues.

The Deputy Head of ATO Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov in Kranatorsk, Donetsk Region

The Deputy Head of ATO Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov in Kranatorsk, Donetsk Region

At the end of the meeting the Deputy Head of ATO thanked the visitors for their support of the Ukrainian people and the assistance provided for the military.

You support is very important for all of us. Taking into consideration challenges and threats we know what to do and how to do it. I am sure we will win and Ukraine will be strong ad independent country.

– Konstyantyn Sokolov

The United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt said that American side appreciates the efforts of Ukrainian servicemen to secure Ukrainian independence and sovereignty.

The Unites States have been and remain solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

– Geoffrey Pyatt

The Deputy Head of ATO Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov met with the United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region

The Deputy Head of ATO Col. Konstyantyn Sokolov met with the United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region

Reported by ATO Press Center at https://www.facebook.com/ato.news

ATO Press Center: 80 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

In the last 24 hours there were about 80 shelling on positions of Anti-Terrorist Operation forces in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. Russian mercenaries were trying to storm Ukrainian fortifications twice. This happened near Shchastya city and Avdiivka.

ATO map for July 29, 2015

ATO map for July 29, 2015

See full size (3000×2494) map of ATO for July 29, 2015 at http://mediarnbo.org

Yesterday starting from 6 pm till midnight terrorists were shelling at Ukrainian positions near Krasnogorivka, Avdiivka, Pershe Travnya, Mayorks, Mykilayvka, Mariinka from artillery systems and mortars. And there was gunfire in other areas.

Positions of ATO forces near Shchastya were attacked at about 4:30 pm, terrorists used 120 mm and 82 mm mortars and a tank. The group of pro-Russian terrorists had about 100 men. The fight continued for almost 3 hours. The enemy retreated with casualties.

At 20:20 near Avdiivka a group of about 30 terrorists tried to storm Ukrainian fortifications. The attacked was pushed back and terrorists retreated.

Ukrainian forced didn’t have any casualties in battles near Shchastya and Avdiivka.

Today on July 29 before 6 am there were artillery attacks on ATO forces near Stepne, Novozvanivka, Troitske, Mykolaivka, Popasna.

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news