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Terrorists attacked checkpoint in Luhansk Region with RPG while civilians were crossing it

Today in the morning two terrorists attacked Ukrainian checkpoint “Stanytsia Luhanska” located on the way out of Lugansk to government-controlled part of the Region. The were moving in the line of people crossing the checkpoint from the side of LPR controlled territory. About 300-500 meters before the checkpoint they got out of the line and launched 2 grenades using RPG. 1 Ukrainian soldier was wounded. Civilians were not hurt. Locals reported that OSCE observers were at the place right after attack. Checkpoint got closed. That was the only operating checkpoint in Luhansk Region. About 5 000 people were crossing that checkpoint daily.

Damaged Ukrainian fortifications at Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged Ukrainian fortifications at Stanytsia Luhanska

Here is the information posted by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine at http://dpsu.gov.ua

Today in the morning 2 unidentified men attacked Ukrainian Army positions located at “Stanytsia Luhanska” checkpoint.

Two unidentified men who were moving in the line of people moving in the direction to the checkpoint “Stanytsia Luhanska” got out of the line in about 300-500 meters before the checkpoint and wend down to the field. After that they stopped and made two launches from RPG. One grenade hit Stella located near the checkpoint, another grenade hit fortifications where Ukrainian soldiers were located. One soldier was wounded. Civilians were not hurt.

It was decided to temporarily stop the work of the checkpoint. People who were crossing the contact line were taken to the safe area.

Damaged Ukrainian fortifications at Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged Ukrainian fortifications at Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged Ukrainian fortifications at Stanytsia Luhanska

Damaged Ukrainian fortifications at Stanytsia Luhanska

20 645 people crossed the contact line via checkpoints in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions yesterday

According to the report posted today by Border Guard Service of Ukraine 20 645 people crossed the contact line via checkpoints in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. Most of the civilians 18 210 got in out out of the conflict zone via 4 checkpoints in Donetsk Region and only 2 435 people crossed the contact line in Lugansk Regions via the only one checkpoint operating in Stanytsia Luhanska.

Ukrainian checkpoint in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine

Ukrainian checkpoint in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine

Below are the numbers posted by Border Guard Service of Ukraine at http://dpsu.gov.ua that show how many people went through each checkpoint.

Zaitseve – 6955 people and and 1455 vehicles;

Mariinka – 4660 people and 1190 vehicles;

Novotroitske – 4690 people and 1250 vehicles;

Hnutove – 1905 people and 480 vehicles;

Stanytsia Luhanska – 2435 people.

Today in the morning there were 150 vehicles coming from non-controlled territories via Zaitseve checkpoint and 100 vehicle going opposite direction. At Mariinka there were 120 vehicles going to non-controlled territories. At Novotroitske there were 60 vehicles going to government-controlled territory and 30 going out. There were no lines of vehicles at Hnutove checkpoint.

– Border Guard Service of Ukraine

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.

15 188 civilians crossed the contact line in the East of Ukraine yesterday going in and out of occupied territories

15 188 civilians crossed the contact line in the East of Ukraine yesterday going in and out of occupied territories. This information was reported by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine today, they are doing passport control at 4 checkpoints located along the contact line in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

Passport control checkpoint located at the contact line in the East of Ukraine

Passport control checkpoint located at the contact line in the East of Ukraine

Below is the report posted by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine today at http://dpsu.gov.ua

The traffic of civilians is pretty intensive at all checkpoints located along the contact line.

In total this amount of people and vehicles crossed checkpoints: “Mariinka” Checkpoint – 5085 people and 1220 vehicles; “Novotroitske” Checkpoint – 5435 people and 1570 vehicles; “Hnutove” – 2000 people and 547 vehicles; “Stanytsia-Luhanska” – 2668 people.

Yesterday the work of “Mariinka” Checkpoint was prolonged because of long lines of people and vehicles in both directions.

Today in the morning at “Mariinka” Chekcpoint there were 200 vehicles waiting to get to Government controlled territory and 185 vehicles to go out. At “Novotroitske” there were 80 vehicles coming in and 60 going out. There were no queue at “Hnutove” Checkpoint.

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

First checkpoint to occupied territory finally opened in Lugansk Region today

First checkpoint to occupied territory finally opened in Lugansk Region today. Now residents can cross the contact line and get to the territory controlled by so-called Lugansk People’s Republic. The checkpoint was opened in Stanytsia Luhanska. Before locals could get to Lugansk only through Donetsk Region or via Russia.

George Tuka arrived to checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

George Tuka arrived to checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

The checkpoint opened today can only serve pedestrians, so it’s not possible to drive there. The head of Lugansk Regional Military-Civil Administration George Tuka personally arrived to the checkpoint to see how it works.

Buses near the checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

Buses near the checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

After crossing the checkpoint people can get on bus and travel into two directions, to Bilovodsk and to Severodonetsk. Near the checkpoint there is also an open market and a department of State Bank “Oschadbank

It’s hard to overestimate the opening of the checkpoint as there was no single official checkpoint in Lugansk Region for a long time. That was because of several reasons. First of all the contact line in Lugansk Region goes along the river. The bridges were destroyed and at the places where it was still possible to go there were fights all the time. The checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska is for pedestrians only because the bridge is still destroyed. We also plan to open logistics center in Novotoshkivske and that will probably become fully operational checkpoint. We are also thinking about possibility to open checkpoint near Zolote.

– George Tuka

After talking to people at the checkpoint George Tuka said that the people mostly interested in the procedure of getting a pass.

People crossing checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

People crossing checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

We are running information campaign explaining how to get a pass. Every time me, border guards and Security Service of Ukraine were emphasizing that people should get pass. We said many times that it will be possible to go through the checkpoint only for those who have a pass. Nobody will compromise on that.

George Tuka

The head of administration of Stanytsia Luhanska Yuriy Zolkin said that state registries were unblocked in the city. So now it is also possible to get inheritance, do real-estate deals and other legal documents there.

OSCE at the checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

OSCE at the checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska

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

You can also see more photos at http://informator.lg.ua

Russian paratrooper veteran captured in Ukraine near Lugansk.

Security Service together with Ukrainian soldiers captured Russian Federation citizen who was fighting against Ukraine on a side of pro-Russian terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic. He is also former Russian Army paratrooper. He was captured near Stanytsia Luhanska town that borders with Lugansk city controlled by terrorists.

Russian paratrooper veteran captured in Ukraine near Lugansk.

Russian paratrooper veteran captured in Ukraine near Lugansk.

In December 2014 captured Russian terrorists joined reconnaissance unit of illegal military group of terrorist organization “Lugansk People’s Republic”. He said that before he was taking part in military activities during 2 wars in Chechnya as a paratrooper of Pskov and Ryazan Airborne Assault Brigades. He has professional military skills and knows how to use different types of weapon.

Anti-Terrorist Operation map in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions.

Anti-Terrorist Operation map in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions.

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

In Lugansk Region terrorists attacked all along the contact line. 2 Ukrainian soldiers wounded.

The situation in Lugansk Region was tense in the last 24 hours. Terrorists attacked almost everywhere all along the contact line. 2 Ukrainian soldiers got wounded at the checkpoint in Shchastya city. Terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic used mortars and high caliber artillery banned by Minsk Agreements.

Attacks in Lugansk Region in the last 24 hours

Attacks in Lugansk Region in the last 24 hours

Starting from 9 pm till midnight Stanytsia Luhanska was shelled by 82 mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and automatic weapon. Several houses got hit. Troitske, Popasna and Novotoshkivka were shelled by 122 mm artillery. So far there is no information about wounded or damage.

2 Ukrainian soldiers of 92nd Brigade from Sumy and Kharkiv Regions were wounded at the checkpoint in Shchastya city.

In Novotoshkivske the shelles were exploading near logistics center. This means that terrorists do everything to sabotage peace plan of the President of Ukraine and Minsk Agreements. Terrorists understand that it’s not in their interest as people will be coming to buy products for low prices and people will get all help they need there. Terrorists are afraid that myths of Russian propaganda will start to ruin fast, with the same speed they were created.

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

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

 

After attack on Shchastya North of Lugansk Region lost electricity, 2 Ukrainian soldiers wounded.

Terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic shelled Shchastya city using mortars, grenade launchers and automatic weapon. As a result power block #13 at the Power Plant was stopped at 20:50 and the North of Lugansk Region were left without electricity. Few hours later at about midnight power supply was restored.

Damaged Power Plant in Shchastya

Damaged Power Plant in Shchastya

The territory of bus station and department of Emergency Service of Ukraine in Shchastya were shelled. 2 soldiers of 92nd Detached Mechanized Brigade were wounded. The building of former food base located near Shchastya Power Plant got on fire.

OSCE observers checking craters left from mortar fire in Shcastya

OSCE observers checking craters left from mortar fire in Shcastya

The situation in Stanytsia Luhanska was quiet for the last 2 days, just few gun shots were registered coming from the direction where terrorists are located. People are restoring the infrastructure in the town.

After another attack on Lugansk Power Plant in Shchastya the questions of power security of Lugansk Region was raised again. We discussed this subject many times. Lugansk Regions needs another power line that will help to protect ourselves and we will be able to give extra power to other regions.

– George Tuka, the head of Lugansk Region.

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

High voltage power line broken in Shchastya

High voltage power line broken in Shchastya

On August 5 starting from 20.45 till 21.22 observers of Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) registered mortar shelling of Shchastya city from the positions of terrorists located on Vesela Hora. JCCC made 4 attempts to stop the fire. As a result 82 mm mortars damaged high voltage power line “Lysychanska”

Destruction at Power Plant in Shchastya

Destruction at Power Plant in Shchastya

Shchastya city attacked again

Shchastya city attacked again

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