The official representative of the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Yakov Osadchy on Sunday, March 14, called on the Ukrainian security forces not to follow the orders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on shelling the territory of the republic.
“We once again call on Ukrainian soldiers to refuse to carry out criminal orders and to stop shelling the territory of our republic in order to preserve their lives and health,” his words are quoted on the agency’s website.
According to him, the republic’s intelligence continues to record the facts of concealment of losses by the leadership in the 92nd brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He recalled that on March 10, the LPR reported that they were forced to suppress the firing points of the Ukrainian security forces in the area of the Katerinovka settlement to protect the civilian population. The suppression was implemented using weapons permitted by the Minsk agreements, he stressed.
Osadchy clarified that in connection with the use of fire to suppress, three servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were seriously injured. They were evacuated to a military hospital in Kharkov.
On the eve of the press service of the People’s Militia of the LPR Ivan Filiponenko reported on the neutralization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the Ukrainian security forces by employees of the department.
The device controlled the fire on the militia-controlled village of Molodezhnoye in the Donbass.
On March 10, it was reported that fighting broke out between the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed LPR. It was noted that hostilities were fought in the village of Mikhailovka.
On March 3, it became known that a police officer of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) died as a result of sniper fire from the Ukrainian security forces.
Since 2014, Kiev has been conducting a military operation against the residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup and the new government in Ukraine. The settlement issues are being discussed in the Minsk and Normandy formats.
The parties to the conflict agreed on a truce in Donbass in July 2020. Nevertheless, the issue of a political settlement was not resolved, the Minsk agreements were not implemented, and the negotiations were sabotaged. Since the beginning of this year, the number of shelling has begun to grow again – the OSCE has registered almost 900 cases of ceasefire violations.