Just in one day of truce when all Ukrainians were celebrating The Day of Defender of Ukraine on October 14 Ukraine lost 11 military WIA and 2 civilians were killed by a landmine. All casualties happened in Lugansk Region where both parties of the conflict continue to withdraw weapon of a caliber less than 100 mm 15 km away from the contact line according to Minsk Agreements.
Krasna Talivka on the map
All reports about causalities started to be posted only next day. The 1st one came from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. A vehicle with border guards was moving near the border with Russia in Lugansk Region about 30 km away from the contact line when road mine exploded and wounded 9 soldiers.
Yesterday at about 18:30 between Harasymivka and Krasnyi Derkul villages located in Stanytsia Luhanska district in Lugansk Region our “KRAZ” vehicle was blown up by a high-explosive mine near the border line. Border guards of rapid response commandant “Kharkiv” were patrolling the territory and were going to reinforce part of the border. As the result of the explosion 9 Ukrainian servicemen were wounded, 3 of them are in medium severity condition. Wounded got medical help and were delivered to Bilovodsk central district hospital. After that they will be delivered to Central hospital of State Border Guard Service.
– Reported by Border Guard Service at http://dpsu.gov.ua on Oct. 15, 2015
The incident happened near Krasna Talivka far away from the conflict zone, but right on the border with Russia. It’s more likely that road mine was set by saboteur team that crossed the border and came from Russia. They blew up the border guards vehicles and left to where they came from.
Similar attack happened at the same location on April 20 2015, see Ukrainian Border Guards vehicle blown up near Russian border. Last year on August 25 2014 Russian unit with the support of 2 combat helicopters MI-24 attacked Ukrainian border guard unit near Krasna Talivka, at that battle 4 Ukrainian fighters were killed and 3 more wounded, see report Two Russian combat helicopters MI-24 attacked Ukrainian border guards. A year later there was a monument installed in the memory of the killed Ukrainian heroes, see the report here.
It looks like Russians are interested in that area as their reconnaissance activity continued, on May 16 2015 Ukrainian border guards spotted saboteur team near Harasymivka 200 meter from Russian border and got in a fight, 1 border guard was wounded, see the report here. On July 23 2015 Russia lost very expensive drone also at the same location near Harasymivka, see report Ukraine shot down 2 million worth Russian drone “Zastava” aka Israel Bird Eye 400 UAV
On the same day when 9 border guards were wounded by a road mine on October 14 2015 2 Ukrainian soldiers got wounded by a landmine near the contact line close to Stanytsia Luhaska. That was reported by Hennadiy Moskal.
On Wednesday (October 14) in the evening in the suburbs of Stanytsia Luhanska 2 Ukrainian soldiers age 21 and 24 got wounded by a landmine. This happened in a forest near Siverskiy Donets river which is actually the contact line. Both soldier are from 128th brigade, they were delivered to the hospital where they got medical help, their life is not in danger.
– Hennadiy Moskal, reported at http://moskal.in.ua
Later this information was confirmed by ATO speaker, see here.
And later the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Lugansk Region confirmed that two women from Lugansk got killed by a landmine in Stanytsia Luhanska on October 14 (see report here). Obviously those women were trying to get to Lugansk and went through the forest avoiding the checkpoint.