The situation on the frontline remains tense. During the week Ukrainian military eighty one times violated the ceasefire. The fire was conducted from all types of weapons, including those banned by the Minsk agreements: there was used 152-mm artillery, tanks, 120 and 82-mm mortars.
At the same time, five hundred and eighteen shells and mortar-shells were launched onto the Republic. Positions of the People's Militia units came under fire from Ukrainian punishers in the areas of localities:
In the Debaltsevo direction: Kalinovka, Logvinovo, Veselogorovka, Lozovoye, Nizhneye Lozovoye, Sanzhaovka. Orders to open fire at the territory of the LPR were given by commander of the AFU 54th mechanized brigade Colonel Gorbatyuk.
In Popasnoye direction: Kalinovo, Pervomaisk, Kalinovo-Borschevatoe. Orders to open fire were given by commander of the 24th separate mechanized brigade Shevchenko.
In Slavyanoserbsk direction: Sokolniki, Smeloye, Frunse, Slavyanoserbsk, Znamenka, Prishib, Krytaya Gora. Orders to open fire were given by commander of the AFU 93th mechanized brigade Colonel Klochkov.
At the same time Ukrainian military have stepped up reconnaissance using unmanned aerial vehicles on the contact line, as well as for adjusting fire of artillery units. We recorded AFU drones flying in the area of Sokolniki, Zolotoye and Kalinovka localities.
Our intelligence continues detecting prohibited AFU weapons located along the contact line. Proof of this is presence of disguised equipment in the area of Novozvanovka, Orekhovo, Luganskoe, Novoaleksandrovka, Novotoshkovskoe and Schastie localities, where, in total, there are three platoons of 152-mm and 122-mm artillery, a tank platoon and two batteries of 120-mm and 82-mm mortars.
Resupply of ammunition for conducting by the Ukrainian side of disturbing, provocative fire at our positions and localities of the Republic is carried out constantly.
DONi News Agency
Video: LPR Ministry of Defense, 17.2.2017