Daily Situation on the Front Line: Ukraine ~ 1 May 2021
Donetsk People’s Republic
Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire five times in a day. This was reported by the DPR representation in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).
“During the shelling, they used anti-aircraft guns, 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers (SPG, RPG, AGS) and small arms, including large-caliber weapons. Areas of the villages Zhabunki, Spartak, Staromikhaylovka in the Donetsk direction, as well as the villages of Petrovskoe and Grigororovka in the south of the DPR were under fire.
The Ukrainian side in the JCCC ignores the request for a ceasefire by engaging a coordination mechanism. All our appeals received a constant answer: we do not confirm the shelling, we comply with the RPO, ”the JCCC said.
In violation of the third clause of additional measures, it was revealed that twelve units of weapons and military equipment of the VFU were deployed near residential buildings and municipal facilities in the territory controlled by Ukraine.
This morning, the Armed formations of Ukraine fired mortars at the outskirts of Donetsk and Horlivka. This was reported by the representative office of the DPR in the JCCC.
“The first shelling was recorded at 06:12. The fire was conducted from the Peski settlement, controlled by the Ukrainian troops, in the “Volvo Center” area on the northern outskirts of Donetsk. Fired 14 mines with a caliber of 120 mm and six mines with a caliber of 82 mm.
The second shelling was recorded at 06:35. Ukrainian troops fired from the area of the Novgorodskoye settlement in the direction of the Zheleznaya Balka settlement in the west of Gorlovka. They fired 20 mines with a caliber of 82 mm, ”the office said.
Luhansk People’s Republic
The Ukrainian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the LPR’s area of responsibility twice a day. This was reported by the representative office of the Republic in the JCCC.
“The areas of Zolote-5 and the urban-type settlement Donetsk were subjected to shelling. The fire was conducted from the SPG-9 heavy-duty anti-tank grenade launchers and the RPG-7 hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, ”the JCCC reported.
Kiev security forces use electronic warfare to interfere with the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in the Zolote region. This was reported by the press service of the People’s Police Department of the LPR.
The Defense Ministry noted that “Ukrainian militants continue to obstruct the work of OSCE observers by jamming control and navigation signals of the mission’s unmanned aerial vehicles.”
“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 UAV near the village of Zolote, we record the operation of the electronic warfare station Bukovel-AD of the mobile group of the 305th separate battalion of electronic warfare,” the message says.
In April 2021, the representative office of the LPR in the JCCC by the armed formations of Ukraine (VFU) recorded 92 shelling of the territory of the Republic, including the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
Over the past day, servicemen of the armies of the LPRP Donbass allegedly violated the ceasefire six times. This was announced on Saturday, May 1, by the press center of the headquarters of the so-called Joint Forces Operation.
“For example, not far from Krasnogorovka, the enemy opened fire from 120 caliber mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements. In the suburb of Avdiivka, they fired from automatic easel grenade launchers, and in the area of the settlement of Shyrokyne – from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. There were no combat losses among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the past day, ”the headquarters’ morning report says.
The defense department of Ukraine reported that as of 7 am, on May 1, two violations of the ceasefire by the units of the LPNR armies were recorded.
“Not far from the settlement of Novgorodskoe, the enemy opened fire from heavy anti-tank and automatic heavy grenade launchers. In the area of Vodyanoe, using an unmanned aerial vehicle, the enemy dropped VOG-17 at the positions of the Ukrainian military. As a result of the fire, a member of the Joint Forces was injured. He was promptly provided with medical assistance and taken to a hospital. The state of health of the wounded is satisfactory, “the OOS headquarters said.
Original Source (Russian)