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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

 

OSCE vehicle got hit by a trolleybus in Lugansk this morning

A vehicle that belongs to Special Monitoring Mission of OSCE got in a car accident today early in the morning in Lugansk. It was hit by a trolleybus near the head office of OSCE. Locals report that the driver of a trolleybus didn’t see the car when it was turning in the direction of OSCE parking lot. The collision was pretty hard and the passengers of the trolleybus fall down, but there no reports about injured among them. Local police controlled by so-called Lugansk People’s Republic got information about the accident at about 8 am, they claim that after getting to the place they couldn’t talk to the driver as there was no interpreter there. The trolleybus and OSCE vehicle were 5 meters from each other after collision. So far there were no comments from OSCE about the incident. Local “police” blames the driver of OSCE vehicle in the accident.

OSCE vehicle got hit by a trolleybus in Lugansk

OSCE vehicle got hit by a trolleybus in Lugansk

OSCE vehicle got hit by a trolleybus in Lugansk

OSCE vehicle got hit by a trolleybus in Lugansk

Trolleybus after collision with OSCE vehicle

Trolleybus after collision with OSCE vehicle

Trolleybus after collision with OSCE vehicle

Trolleybus after collision with OSCE vehicle

Ukrainian village located 10 km from contact line shelled by pro-Russian terrorists.

Pro-Russian terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic shelled Toshkivka village in Ukraine controlled part of Lugansk Region. The village is 10 km away from the contact line and there were no shelling in the past 3 months. It was attacked at night at 2:30 am. 23 y.o. man got wounded by shrapnel, he’s father says that coffee table saved his life as it stopped most of the debris. Parents were sleeping in another room with 16 y.o. brother of the young man.

Mykhaylo Pukhtayevych helps wounded old lady in Toshkivka

Mykhaylo Pukhtayevych helps wounded old lady in Toshkivka

In the building nearby the ceiling fall down and 80 y.o. woman got wounded. The Deputy Head of Lugansk Regional Military-Civil Administration Mykhaylo Pukhtayevych who arrived to the village took the old lady to the hospital.

Toshkivka is located 10 km away from the contact line

Toshkivka is located 10 km away from the contact line

Burnt house in Toshkivka

Burnt house in Toshkivka

6 other houses were damaged, 3 of them were totally destroyed. Some power and gas lines got damaged on several streets. The repair team is working to fix that.

The last shelling of this village was 3 months ago. Everything was quiet here for a long time. After getting back to Regional Administration office we will decided how to provide compensation to people shortly.

– Mykhaylo Pukhtayevych

Damaged house in Toshkivka

Damaged house in Toshkivka

Destruction in Toshkivka

Destruction in Toshkivka

Burnt house in Toshkivka

Burnt house in Toshkivka

Burnt house in Toshkivka

Burnt house in Toshkivka

Reported by Lugansk Regional State Administration at https://www.facebook.com/odalug

Pro-Russian terrorist shelled power plant near Lugansk. Half of the region has no electricity.

Today on July 28 early in the morning pro-Russian terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic shelled power plant in Shchastya using mortars. As a result power block #13 got switched off, another one is still working. Most part of Lugansk Region lost electric power.

Pro-Russian terrorists attacke power plan in Shchastya

Pro-Russian terrorists attacke power plan in Shchastya

Now repair workers are trying to start extra power block.

 Terrorists continue shell Lugansk Region. After yesterday attack that was pushed back, terrorists decided to revenge and shelled Lugansk power plant located in Shchastya. Repair workers are doing everything they can to restore power supply.

– George Tuka, the head of Lugansk Region.

Reported by Lugansk Regional State Administration at www.facebook.com/odalug

ATO Press Center: 86 attacks of Ukrainian positions in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. Terrorists used tanks, MRLS, mortars.

Situation on the East of Ukraine got worse. In the last 24 hours starting from July 26 till the morning of July 27 Russian-terrorist forces attacked positions of ATO forces and Ukrainian towns 86 times. Starting from 18:00 till 24:00 there were 50 attacks. Terrorists used tanks, MRLS, mortars and artillery systems.

Map of attacks on Ukrainian positions in the last 24 hours in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions

Map of attacks on Ukrainian positions in the last 24 hours in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions

Starting from 20:20 for about half an hour Russian terrorists were shelling residential areas of Avdiivka from their positions at Spartak using 152 mm artillery. Civil populations still lives in Avdiivka. At the same time terrorists were shelling at the positions of ATO forces near Avdiivka using 152 mm howitzers.

Simultaneously from 3 directions, Zaitsevo, Golmivskiy, Horlivka, from 21:00 till midnight terrorists were shelling Ukrainian positions near Mykolayivka. Illegal armed groups were using 152 mm artillery, 120 mm mortars, tanks, automatic guns.

Starting from 21:45 Ukrainian positions near Vodyane were shelled by 122 mm howitzers. At the same time, starting from 23:30, terrorists were shelling Ukrainian positions near Mayorsk and Pershe Travnya using 152 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars from their positions at Horlivka.

Smaller attacks were registered several times near Mariinka, Shyrokine, Avdiivka, Luhanske, Mayorsk, Kirove, Pershe Travnya, Stanytsia Luhanska, Pisky, Opytne, Shchastya.

Today on June 27, starting from midnight till 6 am, there was highest number of Minsk agreements cease-fire violations from the side of terrorists. Russian terrorists are shelling at towns and villages where civil population lives and they do it on purpose.

At 1 am terrorists shelled at Svitlodarsk village using 152 mm artillery. From 1:10 am for half an hour terrorists were shelling at Shchastya city from their positions at Vesela Hora. From 2:15 am terrorists shelled Opytne from their positions at Donetsk and Spartak. The attack continued almost till 5 am using MRLS BM-21 “Grad”, 120 mm mortars and tanks.

At 02:30 am Ukrainian positions near Vodyane were shelled by terrorists from their positions at Donetsk using MRLS MB-21 “Grad” and at 04:15 the attack was from Spartak.

From 02:20 am almost for an hour Ukrainian positions near Opytne were shelled by MRLS “Grad”, tanks, 122 mm howitzers and 120 mm mortars.

Pro-Russian terrorists used 152 and 122 mm artillery, 120 mm mortars to shell at Stanytsia Luhanska, Mayorsk, Shchastya, Pershotravneve, Mykolayivka, Opytne, Pisky, Vodyane, Granitne, Starognativka. Positions near Opytne and Krasnohorivka were shelled by tanks.

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

Russian soldiers run away leaving ammo on a battlefield. ATO Press Center report in Lugansk Region.

Yesterday on July 23 at about 22:30 terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic shelled fired at a bus of 24th “Aidar” battalion. They fired 2 times using RPG-26 grenade launcher. This happened near Kryakivka village located on Ukraine controlled part of Lugansk Region.

Ammo left on a battlefield by Russian soldiers

Ammo left on a battlefield by Russian soldiers

The commander of the brigade of Ukrainian Army sent a group of scouts to the location where the incident happened. When Ukrainian scouts were getting close to the place they noticed illegal armed group of 6-8 men. Ukrainian solders opened fire and chased Russian saboteurs. Russian soldiers run away and left ammo on a battlefield.

There were no casualties among soldiers of “Aidar” battalion or Ukrainian Army scouts.

Kryakivka, Lugansk Region.

Kryakivka, Lugansk Region.

Terrorists unit left food packages manufactured in Russian Federation by “RUSKON” company www.ruskon.ru exclusively for the Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation, that information can be seen in product description on their website. It says that it is part of all type of MRE used by Russia.

Russian MRE found on a battlefield

Russian MRE found on a battlefield

Russian MRE description at www.ruskon.ru

Russian MRE description at www.ruskon.ru

In the photo below is a grenade manufactured in 2011 in Russian Federation and this modification is used by Russian Army, but never been exported to Ukraine.

Grenade used by Russian Army

Grenade used by Russian Army

Among other weapon left by Russian unit were landmines MON-50 manufactured in 1987.

MON-50 landmines left by Russian unit on a battlefield

MON-50 landmines left by Russian unit on a battlefield

Reported by Ruslan Tkachuk, ATO adviser in Lugansk Region at ato.lisichansk.in.ua

Previously 2 Russian GRU soldiers were captured near Shchastya city in Lugansk Region on May 16, 2015. Read report here: “I am a soldier of Russian Federation”. Full translation of the video of Russian POW published by Ukrainian soldier. On July 25, 2015, another Russian soldier was captured in Donetsk Region, read report here: Russian army officer captured on Ukrainian checkpoint near Donetsk with a truck full of ammo.

Pro-Russian terrorists attacked Stanytsia Luhanska. 3 houses destroyed, civilian and military wounded.

Pro-Russian terrorists continued to shell Stanytsia Luhanska. Starting from 11 pm till 2 am on July 25 they shelled at the city using automatic grenade launchers and big caliber machine guns. High-pressure gas pipe was damage, 1600 people were cut off from gas supply, 3 houses on Lermontova and Barabashova St. were destroyed.

3 houses destroyed in Stanytsia Luhanska, 1 civilian and 1 soldier wounded.

3 houses destroyed in Stanytsia Luhanska, 1 civilian and 1 soldier wounded.

Local woman got wounded when she stepped on a landmine. One soldier was wounded by enemy sniper on Ukrainaian Army checkpoint near the city. Doctors says that patients are in good condition.

Stanytsia Luhanska continues to be the most dangerous place in Lugansk Region. In the nearest future I plan to go there personally to check the destruction caused by shelling in the last few weeks. I am sure those people who shell the city has no conscience and no honor, they are just cowards.

– George Tuka, the head of Lugansk Regional Military-Civil Administration

Reported by Lugansk Regional Military-Civil Administration at https://www.facebook.com/odalug

ATO Press Center reports 78 cease-fire violations in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

In the last 24 hours from July 23 till the morning of July 24 pro-Russian illegal armed groups violated cease-fire Minsk agreements 78 times in the ATO zone of Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. There were 18 violations between 18:00 and 24:00 last night.

ATO Press Center reports 78 cease-fire violations in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

ATO Press Center reports 78 cease-fire violations in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

21:30 – Novgorodske village in Donetsk Region was attacked by Russian terrorists who used a tank and opened fire from the direction of Horlivka which is currently occupied by so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

20:30 – 23:30 – positions of ATO forces located near Opytne, Avdiivka, Berezove were shelled by 152 and 122 mm artillery. At 21:00 terrorists were shelling Ukrainian Army positions near Pisky from 120 mm mortars.

Terrorists also shelled ATO forces near Novgorodske, Rozsadky, Avdiivka, Kirove, Stanytsia Luhanska, Sanzharivka, Luhanske, Lozove, Mariinka and Opytne.

The situation today morning July 24 at 6:00 am the shelling continues.

From 2:45 am for about an hour Russian-terrorist troops shelled from a tank at the positions of Anti-Terrorist Operation forces near Pisky. From 4:30 am for about half an hours Ukrainian positions near Krasnohorivka were shelled by 120 mm mortars.

Automatic gun fire from terrorists side was registered near Mariinka, Pisky, Kryakivka, Luhanske, Popasna, Lozove.

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

3 millions UAH in cash for pro-Russian terrorists of Lugansk found in Kharkov.

Security Service of Ukraine found 3 millions UAH in cash in Kharkov. The money were accumulated through fake companies for pro-Russian terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic.

3 millions UAH in cash found in Kharkov collected for terrorists in Lugansk

3 millions UAH in cash found in Kharkov collected for terrorists in Lugansk

People from Lugansk Region who live in Kharkov now founded commercial companies and used bank accounts to convert money into cash illegally.

Criminals were transferring money to the accounts of face companies and later were getting money in banks of Kharkov. Couriers who were by documents directors of fake companies were withdrawing cash using bank cards and checkbooks, after that they were sending money to Lugansk Region to the territories controlled by illegal armed groups.

During the search 3 millions UAH were confiscated, there were also a lot cards from different banks, checkbooks, tax bills for about 1.5 million UAH, records with interest rates for converted money, documents of fake companies, agreements and seals.

Criminal investigation started for financing of terrorism according to part 1, article 258-5 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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