Daily Situation on the Front Line: Ukraine ~ 21 April 2021
Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire four times in a day. This was announced today by the DPR representation in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime (JCCC).
“Under the blows were the areas of the Gagarin mine settlement in Gorlovka, the Trudovskaya mine settlement in Donetsk and the vicinity of the Leninskoye village in the south of the Republic. Mortars with caliber 82 and 120 mm, grenade launchers of various types (AGS, RPG) were used. There was no information about civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure, ”the JCCC said in a statement.
Two servicemen of the People’s Militia of the DPR were killed as a result of shelling from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This was announced today by the deputy head of the People’s Militia of the Republic Eduard Basurin.
“We are sorry to inform you that as a result of shelling by Ukrainian militants, two defenders of our Republic were killed. We express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims, ”Basurin said.
In violation of the third paragraph of additional measures, the deployment of five units of weapons and military equipment of the VFU near residential buildings and municipal facilities in the territory controlled by Ukraine was revealed.
This morning, Ukrainian security forces fired at the village of mine 6/7 on the outskirts of Horlivka. This was reported at the DPR office in the JCCC.
“The shelling was recorded at 10:30 from the direction of the Ukrainian-controlled village of Shumy. Fired five times with a caliber of 82 mm. Information about the casualties and destruction was not received. The Ukrainian side ignores requests from representatives of the DPR to establish a ceasefire by using a coordination mechanism, ”the JCCC said.
Units of the Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire four times in the area of responsibility of the LPR. This was reported by the representation of the Republic in the JCCC.
“The areas of Zolote-5, the urban-type settlement of Donetsk and the village of Molodezhnoe were subjected to shelling. The fire was fired from SPG-9 heavy-duty anti-tank grenade launchers, AGS-17 automatic heavy grenade launchers, RPG-7 hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms, including large-caliber weapons. As a result of the shelling, a house in Zolote-5 was damaged, ”the department added.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces use electronic warfare (EW) to interfere with the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in the areas of four settlements in the Joint Forces Operation (JF) zone. This was reported by the press service of the People’s Police Department of the LPR.
“In the area of responsibility of the 92nd brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in order to jam the control signals of the OSCE SMM UAVs near the settlements of Zolotoe, Gorskoye, Vrubovka and Nyrkovo, we continue to record the work of the electronic warfare station“ Bukovel-AD ”of the mobile group of the 20th separate electronic warfare battalion,” says in the message.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that the Ukrainian military had been ordered not to respond to provocations by enemy units in Donbass. At the same time, according to him, the situation on the contact line continues to remain tense – since the beginning of the year, 30 Ukrainian soldiers have died in the Donbass, most of whom were allegedly killed by snipers.
In the Donbass, in the area of the so-called Joint Forces Operation, nine violations of the ceasefire were recorded, according to the morning report of the “Joint Forces” headquarters.
“In particular, not far from the village of Yuzhnoye, the enemy opened fire from 120-caliber mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements. In the suburb of Starognatovka, the enemy fired from automatic easel grenade launchers and small arms. Near Zolote-4 and Vodyanoye, they fired from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms. There are no combat losses among our defenders, ”the headquarters said in a statement.
Original Source (Russian)