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Lugansk Defense: Situation Report, 04.02.2017 | Donbass International News Agency
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 16:34
The situation in the responsibility zone of the LPR People’s Militia has deteriorated.
Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian punishers 10 times shelled our positions in vicinities of the localities of KALINOVO, KALINOVO-BORSHCHYEVATOYE, KALINOVKA, LOZOVOYE and VESELOGOROVKA. In total, 103 projectiles and mortar shells were launched. Fire was conducted with artillery of 152mm caliber, mortars of 120mm and 82mm caliber and small arms.
Ukrainian special services keep carrying out acts of terror with the aim of destabilizing the situation in the Republic. As I had stated earlier, today morning as a result of carrying out of a terror act, as a result of blowing up of the car there has died Colonel Anashchenko Oleg Vladimirovich, the real hero of the Republic, our Chief, Commander and Tutor.
It is a grievous loss for the People’s Militia and for the Republic’s residents.
Due to Ukrainian punishers’ activities, we are addressing all the residents of the Republic to enhance their alertness.
The should report about challenging persons, the packages and bags left unattended, and also objects similar to the explosive devices of industrial and handicraft work by using phone hotlines of the People's Militia Office MGB, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Emergency Situations and military commandant's offices.
The AFU command keeps violating the military hardware location conditions near the contact line, envisaged by the Minsk agreements and enhancing potential of their units in the “ATO” zone.
Thus, according to our data, in the locality of Zolotoye there was detected the disguised track-type military hardware of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as in tanks, armored self-propelled guns and infantry fighting vehicles.
In the zone of responsibility of the AFU 1 battalion of the 14 brigade there are also held events for disguising the military equipment on the advanced positions to conceal them from the OSCE observers.
Besides, we know that in the responsibility zone of the 14 brigade near the settlement of Tyoploye of the Stanitsa Luganskaya district there are present the units of the AFU radio-electronic struggle from among the operational and tactical group "Lugansk", for monitoring the negotiations of the military personnel and citizens living in near-border settlements in this area.
All above-stated facts demonstrate that the Ukrainian military criminal authorities don't intend to observe the reached agreements on preservation of the ceasefire regime, but on the contrary undertake every effort for the further escalation of the conflict in the southeast of Ukraine.
In my turn, I would like to note that there continues the combat training of the People's Militia units.
Yesterday, during the outcome briefing the head of the LPR People's Militia Office summed up the results of combat training of tank units and highly appreciated their harmonious actions and the carried-out firing practice.
We will aim for performance of the tasks set the day before by our commander colonel Anashchenko to advance the fighting training and skills.
And I assure everybody, all the tasks set by Oleg Vladimirovich will be carried out. We will remember him forever!
Official representative of the LPR People’s Militia lieutenant-colonel Andrey Marochko, official translation by DONi News Agency
Donetsk Defense: Situation Report, 4.02.2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 15:32
The situation in the Donetsk People's Republic remains tense.
The AFU don't stop shelling. The enemy continues increasing the number of shellings of the Republic's settlements, subjecting to firing mainly the residential areas.
Over the last day the criminal forces of Ukraine 1, 777 times have fired at the territory of the DPR. Of this amount the heavy artillery was applied
366 times: MRLS – 80 times, tanks – 56 times, mortars of various caliber –
518 times, the IFVs – 53 times, antiaircraft emplacements, grenade launchers and small arms – 649 times.
Almost all the settlements which are along the line of contact have undergone firing by the AFU including: Donetsk, Makeyevka, Zaitsevo, Golmovsky, Mikhailovka, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Krutaya Balka, Zhabichevo, Aleksandrovka, Dokuchayevsk, Novomaryevka, Sakhanka, Tavricheskoye, Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Bezymennoye.
One DPR Army's serviceman was wounded because of the Ukrainian artillery shelling.
Casualties among civilians and destructions are being specified.
The enemy can't recover from losses after the unsuccessful and senseless attacks on our positions near the Avdeyevka industrial zone. Now, the Ukrainian side is collecting and evacuating the dead and wounded servicemen. So, because of the overpopulation of the 65th military-medical hospital in the locality of Chasov Yar, for transportation of severely wounded military personnel, there have arrived several transport helicopters by means of which the wounded will be evacuated to the medical institutions in the country.
The AFU has a task – to soften the discontent in the army's ranks connected with understating by command of mass death of the Ukrainian military personnel and concealment of the facts from the families. For this purpose the press center of headquarters of the "anti-terrorist operation" has started prorating the losses suffered till February 3 for coming days, after the termination of escalation of the conflict. At that the real losses of the AFU won't be made public, and only an insignificant part of consequences of their failure will be announced.
According to the obtained data from a source in the AFU General Staff over three days of offensive actions the AFU had lost 183 servicemen what has been reported to the president of Ukraine by the Chief of General Staff. The other killed, 54 servicemen and fighters of the radical nationalist organizations will be utilized by using a mobile crematorium. That was decided at the level of the commander of anti-terrorist operation group. Besides, it was decided to organize mass burial of corpses of nationalists near the locality of Andreyevka, to the northwest of Kramatorsk.
According to our investigation to the area of the locality of Dzerzhynsk there has arrived the commission of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine with representatives of military prosecutor's office who carry out pre-investigation actions and investigation into an unauthorized burning of the dead military personnel in crematoriums.
As usual, not having success of their actions near the Avdeyevka industrial zone and the Svetlodarsk salient, the enemy has passed to terrorist methods of warfare. So, this morning in the territory of LPR there had been committed an act of terrorism as a result of which the head of department of the LPR People's Militia colonel Anashchenko Oleg Vladimirovich has died.
The DPR Armed Forces' Command expresses the deepest condolences to the family!
We have not once noted that the Ukrainian side continues choosing the most sophisticated and brutal methods of war, copying the international terrorists. Without wishing to solve contradictions with the population of Donbass, the SBU has proceeded to ISIL ways of killing of our leaders.
In this regard there were tightened security measures in the DPR. We urge citizens of the Republic to show vigilance. In case of identification of doubtful persons and suspicious objects immediately to report to the emergency services MGB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and military commandant's office for a rapid response.
The AFU Command continues to carry out strengthening of units on the contact line. So, for the replacement of the AFU 72 brigade which had suffered the greatest losses there have arrived about 200 servicemen. The arrived servicemen get all types of allowance and are provided with means of individual armored protection.
Nationalistically oriented forces together with volunteers continue making attempts to create humanitarian blockade of the Republic. So, near the locality of Kurdyumovka, in the responsibility zone of the 25 brigade the group of nationalists has made an attempt to block rail transportation. The AFU Command in every possible way promotes and protects this by blocking the local residents dissatisfied with actions of radical activists. The provocations of nationalists, including also against the military personnel of AFU aren't excluded.
Thus, the Ukrainian nationalistic political leaders continue to make all efforts, for a new round of escalation of the conflict in Donbass. We don't exclude a possibility of new provocations and acts of terrorism in the territory of the Republic.
And in conclusion, the representatives of the DPR Armed Forces, MGB and the Ministry of Emergency Situations have carefully investigated the place of the Ukrainian shell-hit of the bridge near Motel in Donetsk. The experts have confirmed the fact of purposeful shelling by Ukrainian punishers with the use of MRLS "Uragan" to break the transport connection between the cities of Donetsk and Makeyevka, with one purpose – to cause the humanitarian disaster for residents of the localities.
Other explanations are purposefully spread with the help of Kiev's agents, misleading even authoritative outlets to force the international community and investigating authorities exclude such a possibility to call for responsibility the military-political leadership of Ukraine for deliberate shelling of the civilian population and objects of communications of the peaceful cities of the Republic as a result of which civilians were killed and wounded.
We insist on implementation of the decision reached in Minsk on withdrawal of arms along the entire line of contact. We are ready to observe this decision and our course remains the same.
Also I would like to state that our press service has put into operation the official website of the DPR Armed Forces (http://armiyadnr.su/) where the official and operational information of the Command will be published.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People's Militia Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency