The situation on the contact line has not changed significantly over the past day and remains controlled.
Ukrainian punishers violated ceasefire seven times. The LPR People's Militia positions near Kalinovka, Kalinovo and Nizhneye Lozovoye localities were fired on the orders of brigades’ militant commanders Gorbatyuk and Zhakun. The enemy has launched over 100 mortar shells of 120 mm and 82 mm caliber, also applying anti-tank grenade launchers, portable anti-tank guns and small arms.
Our intelligence continues recording the rotation and strengthening of Ukrainian positions near the contact line:
Near Bolotennoye and Sizoye there were detected weapons and military equipment of the 14th mechanized brigade in the amount of: ten units of IFV, two units of tanks, one unit of MTLB;
Near Valuiskoye in the fish farm area there were detected: two units of self-propelled artillery mounts 2S1 "Gvozdika" from the self-propelled howitzer artillery battalion of the 14th separate mechanized brigade, one tank T-64, one IFV, one unit of MTLB;
Near Novoluganskoye which is in the grey zone, occupied by punishers by violation of the Minsk Agreements, two units of IFV-1 arrived to re-equipped positions.
According to information available to us, to find out the true state of affairs in connection with low staffing and insufficient units’ provision with logistical means, the complex commission of the ‘ATO’ headquarters arrived to the 54th brigade of the AFU. The commission has identified the facts of theft of petroleum products and material and technical means in excess of one million hryvnias. Despite such an impressive amount of plunders, the AFU commander ordered to stop the investigation.
In connection with the cases of alcoholic beverages among Ukrainian soldiers, unauthorized abandonment of places of service and the low level of military discipline, the ATO command gave the order to carry out unannounced inspections of units. Thus, during conducting the check of the second mechanized battalion of the AFU's 24th brigade's personnel, eight officers who took up watch were absent, three more were in a condition of strong alcoholic intoxication.
In turn, combat training classes with the LPR People's Militia units’ staff continue taking place, at which the People's Militia soldiers show good and excellent results. We adhere to the truce and comply with the Minsk Agreements. Our actions are aimed at resolving the conflict in Donbass peacefully. But in the case of aggravation of the situation, we will act decisively.
Official representative of the LPR People’s Militia Major Andrey Marochko, official translation by DONi News Agency