Daily Situation on the Front Line: Ukraine ~ 24 April 2021
Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire nine times over the past day. This was announced today by the DPR representation in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).
“The areas of Aleksandrovka, Staromikhaylovka settlements, as well as the Veseloe village were under fire in the Donetsk direction; on Gorlovsky – the outskirts of the villages of Zheleznaya Balka, Ozeryanovka, mines 6/7, the Gagarin mine. During the shelling, the enemy used 122 and 152 mm artillery, 82 and 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types and small arms. The shelling disrupted the power supply of Staromikhaylovka, and the roof of a house in Aleksandrovka was damaged. As before, the Ukrainian side in the JCCC ignores the request for a ceasefire by using a coordination mechanism, ”the ministry said.
The Ukrainian side continues to violate its obligations to comply with the ceasefire. This is reported by the People’s Police Department of the DPR.
“Yesterday, militants from the 10th brigade opened fire on the settlements of the 6/7 and Gagarin mines from artillery with a caliber of 152 mm, firing six shells, and punishers also used mortars with a caliber of 120 and 82 mm, firing twenty-seven mines. At 17.35, fire was again opened on the village of the Gagarin mine from 120 mm mortars – 19 mines were fired, ”the DPR NM spokesman said.
The troops of Ukraine once a day violated the ceasefire in the area of responsibility of the LPR. This was reported by the representative office of the Republic in the JCCC.
“The area of the village of Kalinovka was shelled. The fire was carried out from heavy-duty anti-tank grenade launchers SPG-9, automatic heavy grenade launchers AGS-17 and a large-caliber machine gun, ”the message says.
Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine installed mine danger signs at the entrance and exit of the urban-type settlement Kamyshevakha in order to prevent OSCE monitors from entering the military equipment. This was reported by the press service of the People’s Police Department of the LPR.
According to the information available to the defense department of the Republic, the command of the 92nd brigade ordered not to allow observers to the places of deployment of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
“In order to prevent the entry of OSCE SMM patrols in Kamyshevakha, Ukrainian punitive forces installed mine danger signs at the entrances and exits of the settlement,” the message says.
The headquarters of the so-called Joint Forces Operation said that over the past day, LDNR army units allegedly carried out 20 attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas, including one remote mining.
“So, near the settlements of Novoselovka, Novgorodskoe and Shuma, the enemy opened fire from mortars of caliber 120 and 82 caliber, and at Vodyanoy – also from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. Also shelling was recorded from various types of weapons in the suburbs of Avdeevka, Pesok and Marinka, in the area of the Yuzhnoye settlement and near Lebedinsky, Krasnogorovka, Lugansky and Svetlodarsk. And near the village of Novgorodskoye, illegal armed groups carried out remote mining from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers with POM-2 mines. The Ukrainian military was not injured, ”the headquarters said in the morning.
Original Source (Russian)