Daily Situation on the Front Line: Ukraine ~ 23 April 2021
Ukrainian troops fired on the territory of the DPR 12 times per day, firing 80 large-caliber ammunition. This was announced today by the representation of the Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).
“Under fire were the areas of the settlements of mine 6/7, the Gagarin and Zaitsevo Yuzhnoye mines in Gorlovka; Neighborhoods of Donetsk settlements: Trudovskaya, Staromikhaylovka and Zhabunki mines, Veseloe villages to the north of the capital and Leninskoe in the south of the country. Mortars with caliber 60, 82 and 120 mm, anti-tank missiles, grenade launchers of various types and small arms were used. The representative office said that, as before, “the Ukrainian side in the JCCC ignores the request for a ceasefire by engaging a coordination mechanism,” the ministry said.
This morning, Ukrainian security forces fired heavy mortars at the village of Ozeryanovka on the southwestern outskirts of the front-line Gorlovka. This was reported by the DPR representation in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire.
“At 06:30, shelling was recorded from the VFU in the direction of the village of Ozeryanovka. Eight mines of 120 mm caliber were fired, ”it was reported.
It is clarified that the fire was from the direction of the Troitskoye village controlled by the Ukrainian troops.
In addition, earlier, at 06:10, units of the Kiev army opened grenade launcher fire in the direction of the village of Aleksandrovka in the west of Donetsk. Four LNG rounds were fired. The shooting was conducted from the side of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Marinka area.
Information about the victims and destruction is being investigated.
Gorlovka came under heavy fire from artillery guns and mortars. This was announced today by the DPR representation in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire.
“At 7:15 am, the Kiev army struck the area of the village of mine 6/7 in the north-west of the city, 6 artillery shells of 152 mm caliber were fired, 21 mines of 120 mm caliber were fired. Half an hour later, in the vicinity of the village of the mine named after. Gagarin in the west, another 6 mines were fired with caliber 82 and 120 mm. The Ukrainian side in the JCCC ignores the request for a ceasefire by engaging a coordination mechanism, ”the office said.
The security forces of Ukraine violated the ceasefire regime in the LPR area of responsibility three times a day. This was reported by the representative office of the Republic in the JCCC.
“Zolote-5, the villages of Lozovoye and the village of Molodezhnoye were subjected to shelling. The fire was conducted from 82-mm mortars, automatic heavy-duty grenade launchers AGS-17 and small arms, ”the ministry said.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed 14 armored vehicles and three Osa anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) near residential buildings in the zone of the so-called Joint Forces Operation (JF). 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, our observers recorded the deployment of the 9K33 Osa anti-aircraft missile system and an armored combat vehicle on the territory of the facility in the village of Vrubovka, an armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle, three MT-LB armored personnel carriers and an armored combat vehicle in a residential the area of the settlement Popasnaya, “the message says.
The People’s Militia noted that “four armored personnel carriers BTR-4” Bucephal “were also recorded near a residential area in the village of Zolote and four MT-LBs in a residential area of the village of Novozvanovka.
“In the area of responsibility of the 14th brigade (recorded) anti-aircraft missile system 9K33“ Osa ”in the village of Smolyaninovo. The 59th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is responsible for the 9K33 Osa anti-aircraft missile system in the residential area of the Vozrozhdenie settlement, ”the LPR Defense Ministry informed.
In the Donbass, in the area of the so-called Joint Forces Operation, over the past 24 hours, on April 22, 17 violations of the ceasefire regime were recorded by servicemen of the LPNR armies. This was reported in the morning report of the OOS headquarters.
“In particular, near the villages of Yuzhny and Zaitsevo, enemy units opened fire from 82 and 120 caliber mortars, and near Krasnohorovka – also from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers. Not far from Shumov, the enemy fired from an anti-tank missile system and 120-caliber mortars. Shelling was also recorded near the settlements of Peski, Zolotoe-4, Pavlopol and Vodyanoe, as well as in the suburbs of Mayorskoye. As a result of the shelling, one serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a shrapnel wound incompatible with life.
In the area of the settlements of Krymskoe and Shuma, two overflights of the enemy UAV Orlan-10 were recorded crossing the demarcation line. The enemy’s UAVs were suppressed by electronic warfare means, ”the headquarters said in a statement.
Original Source (Russian)
(again apologies, my Russian translation leaves much to be desired)