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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.

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.

Pro-Russian militants shelled checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska using 82 mm mortars

The situation in Lugansk Regions got much worse in the last few days. At night pro-Russian militants shelled the checkpoint which is the only way for civilians to cross the contact line. Yesterday 2685 people passed by that checkpoint on their way in and out of occupied territory. See State Border Guard Service report. Terrorists used 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Protocol. Militants also attacked Tryokhizbenka village using 82 mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small firearms.

People crossing checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

People crossing checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

The information about cease-fire violations in Lugansk Region was posted today by Lugansk Regional Administration at www.facebook.com/odalug

Yesterday on Feb 3, starting from 19:00 and for about an hour terrorists shelled Ukrainian fortifications in Tryokhizbenka near destroyed bridge, they used 82 mm mortars (about 50 shells were fired), automatic grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small firearms. The attack was from the direction of Krasnyi Liman (controlled by so-called Lugansk People’s Republic). There was no information about wounded or destruction.

Also at about 21:00 terrorists shelled pedestrian checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska using 82 mm mortars. Most of the shells exploded near the bridge in “grey zone”, but some of them landed near crossing line on Ukrainian side.

The Governor of Lugask Region George Tuka said that he was ready to close the checkpoint immediately as the life of civilians crossing the contact line there could be in danger if such shelling repeats. By after talking to military and border guards it was decided to leave the checkpoint open.

Regarding checkpoint in Stanytsia.

In my opinion if there is any possible danger from the side of terrorist the checkpoint must be closed! In the morning I made a decision to close the checkpoint. But military and border guards offered to give “one more chance” in order not create difficulties to civil population. I repeat: our defenders voted for that decision, who (in my opinion) were supposed to be the 1st ones to offer to close the checkpoint… I would already close it. But I highly respect our military, so we will be making a decision together. Always!

– George Tuka, the Governor of Lugansk Region, posted at www.facebook.com/george.tuka

1 704 937 Internally Displaced Persons registered in Ukraine by February 1 2016

The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine posted exact number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) registered in Ukraine by February 1 2016. 1 704 937 persons have left temporarily occupied territories of Lugansk and Donetsk Regions and also from Crimea annexed by Russia and moved to Government-controlled areas of Ukraine. Most of them stay in cities of liberated parts of Lugansk and Donetsk Regions, many went to Kharkiv Region and further to the Center and to the West of Ukraine.

Among those people there are 1 346 276 families from Donbass and Crimea. 714 867 addressed to social institution for financial support, 669 487 families already got such support.

For more details see report of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine at www.kmu.gov.ua

ICRC delivers humanitarian aid to people in the East of Ukraine

ICRC delivers humanitarian aid to people in the East of Ukraine

Many international humanitarian organizations also provide their support for people who were hurt by the war in the East of Ukraine. During 2015 International Committee of Red Cross delivered about 350 thousands of food packages.

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

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

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

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 militants attacked Ukrainian positions 68 times in the last 24 hours

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 68 times in the last 24 hours. ATO Press Center reported that the enemy used 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements. So far this is the highest number of cease-fire violations since August 29 when 74 violations were reported.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

There are 2 reports made by ATO Press Center, here is the 1st one that covers the period from 6 am till 6 pm yesterday, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today terrorists shelled again using 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements. The attack was from the direction of Zalizna Balka in the direction of Novhorodske. The shelling could be qualified as provocative, but mines were landing in the city suburbs.

The enemy was shelling Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Luhanske, Opytne, Mariinka and Avdiivka using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. In the morning they attacked Krasnohorivka from the direction of Staromyhailivka using 82 mm mortars, BMP-1 armored vehicles, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. Our positions near Avdiivka were attacked with the use of grenade launchers and small fire arms.

In the evening mercenaries shelled Verhnyotoretske using 82 mm mortars. In total there were 17 shelling during the day.

Today in the morning ATO Press Center posted another report that covers 12 hours from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today. In total that makes 74 cease-fire violations in the last 24 hours. See original report in Ukrainian posted at www.facebook.com/ato.news

From 18:00 yesterday and till 6 am today mercenaries dramatically increased the number of shelling near Donetsk, Artemivsk and Lugansk. They were shelling in the direction of Novhorodske, Verhnyotoretske, Krasnohorivka and Zhovte using 82 mm mortars.

Near Donetsk militants used different types of grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms to shell Avdiivka, Opytne, Verhnyotoretske, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka and Pisky. Near Artemivsk they shelled Zaitseve, Leninske, Mayorsk, Zolote and Luhanske.

In Lugansk Region mercenaries  shelled positions of ATO forces 5 times. Criminals shelled Sokolniki using 82 mm mortars. Near Donetsk they shelled Mariinka, Verhnyotoretske, Novhorodske and Pisky using mortars, grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. In total there were 51 shelling in the reported period of time.

You can see locations attacked by pro-Russian militants in the last 24 hours on the Google Map below.