The situation in the East of the country (map ATO) as of 12:00 may 17, 2018, according to the NSDC of Ukraine.
For the past day on the front line recorded a deterioration of the situation on the part of the Russian militants and the occupation forces. Probably, despite the successful actions of divisions of integrated forces of defense of Ukraine on the demarcation line, the leaders of the occupying administrations of the Russian Federation wish to prove their loyalty to the Russian curators and T. SV. “the ideas of the Russian world”. The number of enemy attacks has increased significantly. In spite of the Minsk agreements, the Russian occupation forces used our defensive positions MLRS BM-21 “Grad”, artillery and mortars, reports Rus.Media.
In General for last days, may 16, by the Russian occupation forces recorded 66 sighting shelling the defensive positions of units of the United forces. The militants occupying administrations of the Russian Federation issued according to the defenders of our 10 rounds of MLRS BM-21 “Grad” fired about 30 rounds of artillery caliber of 122 mm, produced more than 170 mortar of calibre of 120 mm and about 150 min from 82-mm mortars.
Division of the United forces were ready to intensify the Russian occupation forces and were active in defense. With the aim of preserving life and health of personnel, our defenders are more than 20 times opened fire in an adequate response, using regular infantry weapons: grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.
With sadness we inform you that the Russian military aggression against Ukraine has claimed the lives of two Ukrainian heroes. During the fighting over the past day killed two of our soldiers 1977 and 1998-B.
We Express our sincere condolences to the families of the dead soldiers and their comrades, with whom our heroes were defending Ukraine from Russian military aggression. Eternal memory to our soldiers.
As a result of enemy shelling injured four of our defenders. They quickly evacuated in medical institutions where the qualified medical and nursing assistance. The condition of two of our defenders is average weight, two more military – satisfactory.
During the may 16 25 recorded sighting of enemy attacks.
Yesterday, 05:00 in the morning and at night, after 23:00 militants occupying administrations of the Russian Federation three times opened fire on our positions near Stanytsia Luhanska. From the occupied mountains of Prince Igor the enemy was provocative shelling of the Ukrainian military from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. According to the Ukrainian side of the JCCC on may 22 in the vicinity of the Station Lugansk was planned breeding of forces and means of the parties subject to the regime of silence at the site of action. However, it is constantly postponed from-for activization of the Russian occupation troops.
The enemy continues to consciously apply to defensive positions of units of the combined forces of the Minsk agreements prohibited weapons.
Around 19:00 and midnight invaders has been a long aim fire at the defenders of Lugansk. The enemy fired 13 shots from artillery caliber of 122 mm, produced about 90 min from 82-mm mortars, used weapons, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy machine guns. Our defenders opened adequate retaliatory fire from regular infantry weapons.
Enemy shelling from mortars of calibers of 120 mm and 82 mm at the defensive positions of the Ukrainian defenders also recorded around n of the item Svetlodarsk, Novoluganskoe Mom, Trinity, Iron and 7 times near Lugansk.
Enemy fire provocations from different types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns was observed in the area n. p. Zaitsev, Novoluganskoe, Novomoskovsk, and 4 times near Novozvanivka. The BMP weapons the enemy used on the defenders of the Crimean, Novoluganskoe and Luhansk.
Evening Oborona Novozvanivka and night near Novgorod were the fire of enemy snipers.
In the past days recorded 41 enemy direct fire.
In the evening, from the occupied village of Yakovlevka, yasinovatskiy district, the enemy was shelling the defenders of the Town. Here the enemy fired 10 rounds of MLRS BM-21 “Grad”, and has released more than 10 min with mnemeth of caliber of 120 mm, was fired from small arms.
The last time the rebels occupying administrations of the Russian Federation have applied for our defensive positions MLRS BM-21 “Grad” 20 APR TS.g. near n of the item of Lebedinskoye. Then the Russian occupiers fired on Ukrainian defenders 40 rockets.
Also for the last days by the Russian occupation forces recorded use of artillery caliber of 122 mm. the Enemy made several artillery shots at our defense settlement Water, mykolaivka and Bogdanovka.
In addition, of the Minsk agreements prohibited mortars of caliber of 120 mm mortars 82-caliber fighters of the Russian-led occupation forces repeatedly shelling our defensive positions in the area of Survey, the Water, Lebedinsky, Avdeevka.
The defenders of the Questionnaire and Avdeevka fixed reference provocative enemy fire from anti-aircraft installations ZU-23-2.
Repeatedly fire provocations in the direction of our defenders, the enemy was of different types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Under enemy bombardment turned out to be our defenders of the settlement pilot, Water, Gnutova, Novohnativka, Avdeevka, Lebedinskoye, Newelska, Marinka, mykolaivka, Palopoli, Sand, Verkhneolonetski, Shevik, Krasnogorovka and Kamenka.
The situation on the contact line today, may 17
Since midnight, as of 11:00 already recorded 27 sighting of enemy attacks by Russian occupation troops, including artillery and mortars.
On the Donetsk direction
immediately midnight the enemy three times used the mortars of calibres of 120 mm for the defenders of the Trinity. In General, during the night our military counted there are about 20 of mortar explosions.
05:30, within an hour, the enemy fired 40 rounds of artillery caliber of 122 mm in Oborona Novoluganskoe, and kept the fire from APCS and heavy machine guns.
Also the occupants were made more than 10 shots of artillery caliber of 122 mm is close to Zaytsevy.
Mortars of calibers of 120 mm Russian occupation troops also used on our defenders, and twice in the district Novospasskogo.
On the Lugansk direction
artillery caliber of 122 mm enemy had used in the morning at the defensive positions of the joint forces near the settlement Gnutova, and twice – near the Water. Also, the defenders Water, the enemy fired more than 20 min from mortars of calibers of 120 mm.
Enemy fire provocations from different types of grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms was observed our defenders on the demarcation line near the settlement Novomoskovsk, Newelska, SHIROKANE, Gnutova, Novoluganskoe, Experienced, Lebedinskoye, 4 times near the Water, and five times in the area Novozvanivka.
In common with midnight, as of 11:00 today, may 17, militants occupying administrations of the Russian Federation has made to our defenders about 70 shots from artillery caliber of 122 mm, and fired more than 70 mortar of calibre of 120 mm.
Foreign troops to conduct a vigorous defense and 11 times opened fire from heavy machine guns and small arms.
As of 11:00 wounded during the fighting, the Ukrainian troops there.
Information of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine
The Russian occupation administration are tightening controls over the movement of the inhabitants of the temporarily occupied territories of East Ukraine to prevent their mass Exodus to the territory of the Russian Federation and the outflow of resource mobilization. Mostly this applies to persons of military age and those who took part in the fighting in the Russian occupation forces.
So, in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation in April-may 2018 activities implemented by the engineering equipment of the border with Ukraine at border crossing points, and strengthening, and in some places the updates, barbed wire. Currently, in the area of checkpoints “Dovzhansk”, “Voznesenovka” and “Gukovo” force units of the engineering troops of the Russian Federation carried out the fortification works on the equipment defensive positions (trenches, bunkers). To perform the work involved heavy engineering machinery.
These measures of the Russian leadership due to the threat of mass uncontrolled movement on the territory of Russia’s former mercenaries and war criminals, which would complicate the crime situation and increase social tensions in the border with Ukraine Russian regions.
During the inspection of the construction of infrastructure facilities in the military camp of the Country-2 in the Odessa region, Deputy Minister of defence of Ukraine the General-the major Oleg Shevchuk said that by the end of 2018 in the Odessa region completed the construction of a modern military base for the marine corps
The implementation of the decision of the President of Ukraine in the Armed Forces of Ukraine implements the concept of construction a modern multifunctional military bases to meet the needs of the personnel according to the standards of countries-members of NATO.
Now in this military town in Odessa region continued large-scale capital construction of the experimental military base. In particular, the construction of three barracks for personnel, four dormitories enhanced plan for military service under the contract, a dining room for 500 seats, which will be equipped in accordance with the requirements of the new system of supply, also continued the construction of a modern sports complex and other facilities for comfortable accommodation of personnel.