The situation in the responsibility zone of the LPR People’s Militia remains tense.
Over the past 24 hours the enemy committed six violation of the ceasefire. Our positions in the area of Lozovoye, Frunze, Logvinovo localities came under fire. While attacking, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, IFVs, antiaircraft guns, grenade launchers and small arms were used. In total, 140 projectiles, mortar rounds and grenades were fired at the Republic’s territory.
The OSCE SMM patrols continue recording non-withdrawn equipment of the Armed Forces. Thus, in the vicinity of Voitovo locality, armoured reconnaissance vehicles (BRDM-2) and an armoured personnel carrier (BTR-4) were detected; near Makarovo locality, one BTR-4 and two infantry fighting vehicles, standing between the houses, were detected as well.
In Popasnaya locality, twenty two IFVs-2 and two IFVs-1 were recorded, as well as one MT-LB and three IFVs-1 in the locality of Tryokhizbenka.
In Zolotoye-3 locality, two infantry fighting vehicles (IFV-2) – in the kindergarten territory, occupied by the AFU, five IFVs-2 in residential areas, four IFVs-2, three IFVs-1 and one armoured car KrAZ Kuguar with a large-caliber machine gun on the outskirts of the settlements were detected.
We continue recording cases of plundering and selling arms and ammunition by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Thus, in the ordnance stores of the 24 brigade located on the southern outskirts of Popasnaya, in the territory of the industrial zone, a commission from the headquarters of the so-called 'ATO' zone is conducting further investigation on the fact of shortage of shells to the MLRS Grad of 122-mm calibre. At the same time, on the northern outskirts of KAMYSHIVAHA locality, in the ordnance warehouses of the same brigade's, the shells for the Grad fire system are stored in violation of security measures in the open air.
Control examinations for the winter period of studies are continuing in the units of the LPR People's Militia. Also, preparations are continuing for the Victory Parade on 9th May.
We do not react to provocations by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and strictly observe the silence regime introduced from April 1.