December, 8

Monday results in the occupied territories of Donbas. The highlights

03/23/2021 11:00:00 am
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In the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation on March 22, the armed forces of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire five times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The Russian occupation forces opened fire on the positions of Ukrainian defenders with 120- and 82-mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements in the area of ​​responsibility of the East tactical force, near the settlement of Pisky. The occupiers fired at the positions of our soldiers from automatic machine grenade launchers near Bohdanivka. The armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at the positions of Ukrainian defenders near the settlement of Vodiane in Pryazovia, using grenade launchers of various systems. The occupiers fired from large-caliber machine guns in the suburbs of Taramchuk. There are no combat losses among the Joint Forces personnel due to the enemy shelling. Our defenders returned fire in response to the shelling of the Russian occupation forces.

Eyewitnesses showed the video of movement of a column of Russian tanks I occupied Horlivka. This was reported on social networks. The video from occupied Horlivka shows six tanks. People in the comments wrote that "the equipment is moving along the Horlivska Division street in the direction of Yenakiieve or the chemical factory (the direction is the same from the shooting location)", and possibly, - in the direction of Debaltseve. The users also marked terrible road in the city. "The roads in Horlivka are potholed… there, probably, no cars drive, only a tank". Separatist segment of social networks also wrote about military aid from the Russian Federation: "We were not abandoned! Hurray! Numerous tank and assault teams have entered Horlivka! The help has come!" "Our equipment is leaving the storage bases en masse and going to the front line to repel the impending Ukrainian attack. Our tank units are taking up combat positions in Horlivka", - local "military correspondents" reported.

Two more facilities were discovered in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast, where Russian illegal armed formations concentrate equipment and personnel. This was reported by Radio Liberty. The media refers to sources in the occupation "administrations", the information was also confirmed in one of the intelligence units, which operates in the JFO zone. These facilities can be seen in satellite images. The first of them is located in the immediate vicinity of the demarcation line, in occupied Horlivka. This is the territory of the Elastomer factory. The second facility is former DOSAAF airfield near Mospyne, in the suburbs of occupied Donetsk. According to the sources of the media, the equipment of the armed formations has been preserved here since the first half of March 2021. Earlier, the military equipment of the Russian-controlled militants was recorded near the settlements of Zernove and Michurine, at the "DNR" group's training area near the village of Pokrovka. A base of equipment was also found on the eastern outskirts of Debaltseve, which was intended for parking trucks before the war.

The so-called "Supreme Court" of the "LNR" sentenced a resident of Alchevsk to 10 years in prison for "committing treason". This was reported on the website of the so-called "LNR Ministry of State Security". "The Supreme Court of the LNR sentenced Sergey Sopig, a resident of Alchevsk, to 10 years in prison for committing a crime under Article 335 of the LNR Criminal Code ("High Treason")", - the report said. According to the occupiers, the Alchevsk resident left the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast at the end of 2014 and lived in Shepetivka of the Khmelnytskyi oblast for some time, where he "agreed to covert cooperation with the SBU" in August 2015. "Sopiga came to the LNR several times to gather information about the socio-political situation in the republic, movement of equipment, personnel and locations of units of the LNR People's Militia", - the occupiers stated.

The Luhanskvoda enterprise suspended the water supply of Lutuhyne and the Heorhiivka and Uspenka urban-type settlements in the occupied Luhansk region due to an accident on the water supply system, separatist media wrote. "Due to the accident on the Lutuhyne water main with a diameter of 400 mm, the supply of water to the residents of Lutuhyne, as well as to the villages of Heorhiivka and Uspenka, was stopped on March 22 at 9:00 a.m.", - the report said.