Daily Situation on the Front Line: Ukraine ~ 16 April 2021

The Ukrainian side continues to grossly violate its obligations to comply with the ceasefire.

Over the past day, the enemy violated the ceasefire four times, shelling the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic. This was reported in the representative office of the DPR in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime (JCCC).

“The settlements of Gorlovka (the village of mine 6/7), Donetsk (Volvo Center), Veseloe and Leninskoye were in the shelling zone from the VFU,” the JCCC added.

In violation of the third point of additional measures, the deployment of thirty-four units of weapons and military equipment of the VFU near residential buildings and municipal facilities in the territory controlled by Ukraine was revealed.


The OSCE SMM drone has once again been jammed by Ukrainian electronic warfare (EW) units in Donbass. This was reported today by the DPR People’s Police Department.

“In order to prevent OSCE SMM drones from opening weapons from the 36th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the militants of the electronic warfare company used the Bukovel-AD station near the settlement of Lebedinskoye, as a result of which the observers lost the UAV. We call on the OSCE representatives not only to record the facts of obstruction of mission members and mining of the area, but also to take measures against violators in order to ensure the safety of movement of citizens, as well as to prevent the death and injury of civilians, ”the statement says.

It is noted that the observers managed to find the unmanned aerial vehicle only the next day.


The Ukrainian Armed Forces this early morning from an infantry fighting vehicle fired at a settlement in the west of Donetsk – Aleksandrovka.

“At 05:50, the security forces of Kiev covered the village of Aleksandrovka in the west of Donetsk with fire from BMP-2 weapons. Fired 30 shots, grenade launchers were also used. The shooting was carried out from the side of the VFU positions in the Maryinka area, ”the DPR office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC) reported.

Later, a message was received about shelling from the side of the Peski settlement of the “Volvo Center” area on the northern outskirts of Donetsk. The fire was conducted from 120 mm mortars.

The artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of 122 mm caliber at 08:40 struck Staromikhaylovka. According to the DPR defense department, the Ukrainian troops fired 5 rounds with a caliber of 122 mm.

At 09:42, shelling from the VFU of the village of Staromikhaylovka resumed.


Donetsk has withdrawn the security guarantees in the “Experimental” cease fire zone, provided at the request of Kiev for repair work. This was announced today by Ruslan Yakubov, head of the DPR representative office in the JCCC.  

“In the area of ​​the settlement Opytnoe, from the direction of which the shelling was conducted, since March 29, mirror security guarantees have been in effect, previously requested by the Ukrainian side in the JCCC for carrying out repair and restoration work at power supply facilities. While on our part the agreements on the ceasefire are being respected, the VFUs have been opening fire on our territory almost every day since April 1 from the direction of the village of Opytnoye. In this connection, we are forced to withdraw the previously provided security guarantees, ”Yakubov noted.

Units of the Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire in the area of ​​responsibility of the LPR twice a day. This was reported by the representative office of the Republic in the JCCC.

“The areas of Zolote-5 and the village of Kalinovo were shelled. The fire was fired from an LNG-9 anti-tank grenade launcher, an RPG-7 hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher, a GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher and small arms, ”it was reported.

Kiev security forces have deployed four units of armored vehicles near the urban-type settlement Novotoshkovskoe. This was reported by the press service of the People’s Police Department of the LPR.

“In the area of ​​responsibility of the 14th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the deployment of three armored combat vehicles and an infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1 near the village of Novotoshkovskoe was recorded,” the message says.

The press service of the so-called Operation of the Joint Forces stated that seven violations by the LPNR servicemen were recorded in the Donbass in 24 hours, on April 15. 

“In the suburbs of Mayorsk, enemy units opened fire from 82-caliber mortars and heavy machine guns prohibited by the Minsk agreements. Not far from Novozvanovka, the enemy fired towards the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from grenade launchers of various systems, and at Zaitsevo and Peskov – from small arms.

In the area of ​​Mayorsk, an enemy unmanned aerial vehicle was recorded crossing the demarcation line, and near the village of Novgorodskoye, the enemy carried out remote mining from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers with POM-2 mines. There are no combat losses among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, ”the headquarters said.

ok I’ve tried three different translation apps and none of them are great, so excuse the translation.

Original Source (Russian)


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