Reports from Strelkov Igor Ivanovich 17-18 July 2014 of the year
Overview of the combat situation overnight from the militia
"The night was tense. Periodic shelling of Lugansk, at the beginning of the fifth hour, enemy artillery worked in the Pionersky district, a dispensary; earlier at the airport. Drones. In the morning shelling of Lugansk resumed again.
Around 02: 30 (local) in the Seversky turning area of Krasny Liman was fired (KPVT), explosions were also heard in the Yampolsky turning area, after in the city to the TsRB a few walker made an evacuation armored personnel carrier. At night, from Kramatorsk, presumably, in the area of Ralelexandrovka there was a volley of large-caliber MLRS. Also at night there were shelling of Seversk. Fighting continues in the Saur-Grave area.
The hasty withdrawal of equipment and manpower continues.
In Donetsk, quietly. "
Yesterday at 12: 32
Message from Strelkov Igor Ivanovich
"At 4 in the morning in the Metallist area (northern outskirts of Kuteinikovo), the DRN of the 2 Slavic battalion attacked from the AGS and rifle weapons stronghold of the enemy near the fire station. Ukry suffered a sensitive loss in manpower. There are trophies.
Under Marinovka heavy fights continue. The enemy falls asleep Marinovka, Stepanovka and the surrounding heights with a shower of shells and rockets. Unfortunately, they do not go on the attack yet: they realize their overwhelming superiority in art. arming We incur serious losses, but we hold positions.
In the area of Kozhevni (to the south of Dmitrievka - on the very border with Russia), our DRG with an ATGM fire destroyed a tank and an armored troop-carrier in a convoy without movement. Pontoon crossing over the river. Mius is overwhelmed by artillery, and the forces of the enemy trying to get out of the encirclement are demoralized.
Today, an artillery strike on ukrov positions in the area of the customs terminal and the border checkpoint "Marinovka" was launched. According to the results have not yet reported.
After yesterday’s defeats (2 Su-25s were shot down over the area) aviation the enemy did not appear in the air. "
Yesterday at 12: 33
Comments Igor Ivanovich Strelkov
[According to the situation around Seversk]
“Ukry are firing at“ everything and everything. ”There are no militias in Serebryanka itself, they are in positions in the vicinity. But ukrov do not care about such“ trifles ”.
[About the environment]
"Surrounding whom? Us or ukrov? We are all right in this regard. They are somewhat worse, but so far the" torn "for trickling to the west is preserved - a corridor of about 5 kilometers wide they have for going on field roads ... The weather is dry, unfortunately ... "
Yesterday at 12: 59
Message from the militia headquarters
"As our intelligence learned, the Ukrainian commander of the 24-th separate mechanized Samara-Ulyanovsk, Berdichevsky, Order of the October Revolution, three times the Red Banner, orders of Suvorov and Bogdan Khmelnitsky, the Iron Brigade, Colonel Alexander Pavlyuk escaped from Izvara, and he didn the same way, and then did the same way, then started to do, and then, having drawn, having drawn, having drawn, having drawn, having drawn, having drawn, having drawn, having drawn, having applied," Colonel Alexander Pavluk, throwing a single So, the fascists frowned upon the glorious battle banner of the former Iron Division, the brigade actually collapsed and does not represent the organized fighting force now.
Some of its soldiers surrender to the militia, and some have the audacity to cross the Russian border and ask the "evil Muscovites" for shelter and medical assistance. "
Yesterday at 13: 03
Message from the militia headquarters
"The Ukrainian army retreated from Lugansk. Subdivisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine left the villages of Sabovka, Govorukha, Luxurious and Georgievka."
Yesterday at 13: 47
Message from the militia Prokhorov
"The night passed uneasily. At one o'clock in the morning, ukry treated the forest around Grad Liman from Grad - after the partisans attacked the supply convoy.
There were also battles in the area of Lysychansk, Kremennaya, Kondrashovka, pos. Metalist (a suburb of Lugansk), well, traditionally at the airport. Lugansk airport has not been destroyed, but Lugansk, especially the eastern part of the city, is wiped from the face of the earth. And they beat only residential areas. About Gradov in Gukovo. There is a “Clear” range, and such shooting is annual. And on the video shells are flying not in the direction of Ukraine, but rather the opposite.
11: 40 (Moscow time) Having suffered a fiasco in the "air offensive" on Saur-Grave, ukry decided to use the Grads - they have been figuring for half an hour. For the impressionable - in the trench Grad is not so bad. In the 72 th brigade of punishers for the night 9 "200" and 20 "300".
Yesterday at 14: 51
Summary of the LC militia on the 1 half of 17.07.2014
"Last night, the LC units conducted artillery and rocket attacks on enemy positions near the town of Happiness and Lugansk airport. For its part, the enemy again fired at the town, firing at the Gorodok district, mines were falling near the 31 school, Regional Hospital, 12’s house was badly damaged down the street 395 mining division.
A Ukrainian Air Force combat aircraft was also seen in the sky above the city, attempting to land at the Lugansk airport, but subsequently abandoned this attempt.
Also this night, the enemy subjected mortar shelling of the suburbs of Severodonetsk, as well as a powerful artillery bombardment of Serebryanka village, located on the border of the Lugansk and Donetsk republics, among the civilians there were killed and wounded, including the first-year-old child.
In response, the LC units carried out an intensive shelling of the position of the Ukrainian army in the area of Old Krasnyanka. There is no information about the losses of the enemy yet, but judging by the fact that the Ukrainians launched five signal missiles into the air, it can be assumed that the attack was effective.
In the Stanichno-Lugansk district, units of the LC Army conducted an artillery bombardment of the positions of the Ukrainian army in the Makarov area.
In Sverdlovsk, the conflicting parties reached an agreement on a temporary truce because of the threat of flooding the mines. During the clashes, electric communications were damaged, miners had to be brought to the surface by emergency exits.
Yesterday at 15: 14
Interview with Fedor Berezin, Deputy I. Strelkov
Ukrainian media replicate claims that “terrorists” install artillery and anti-aircraft guns on the roofs of schools, kindergartens and hospitals. With their statements about "mortars on the roofs," the Ukrainian authorities are apparently trying to soften the effect of the killing of civilians by striking Ukrainian artillery and aircraft in residential areas of cities. These statements of the Kiev authorities commented on the Deputy Minister of Defense of the DPR Fedor Berezin:
"For a military person, talking about the firing points on the roofs of schools and kindergartens sounds ridiculous. This is absurd from a tactical point of view. Such buildings have a small height and, as a rule, are surrounded by larger objects. Zenith or artillery crew placed on its roof will not receive advantages in the review of positions. But he will become an excellent target for the enemy.
On residential high-rise buildings, destroyed during the last shelling and air raids, there were also no gun crews. In the snow destroyed 4-storey house. In Marinka - 5-storey. Again, these are too low buildings. On their roofs there is no sense to equip neither firing nor observation points. What can we say about the one-story private sector, which was also subjected to barbaric shelling ...
Enemy strikes never differed accuracy. With rare exceptions, they do not fall into the objects on which the militia are stationed. Damage is caused to residential buildings and other civilian objects. In Lugansk, however, they recently hit the military registration and enlistment office, where militiamen were stationed. But at the same time they destroyed the school where there were no armed people.
Ukrainian command is not worried. The basis of their tactics is squeezing the local population out of Donbass. For this and kill civilians.
Do not stop the invaders and the use of weapons prohibited by international conventions. To date, many militia fighters are in military hospitals with signs of chemical damage. The composition of the toxic substance that was used by the enemy is not yet known. We are investigating these incidents - as well as the use of cluster and phosphorus bombs by Ukrainian punishers. "
Yesterday at 16: 07
Comment from I. I. Strelkkova
- Here the information passed that a white flag was hung over the airport in Donetsk. Is it true?
I. I .: “Most likely, it is desa. The Ukrskoye command is not going to surrender. On the contrary, the troops and military equipment are being driven under Donetsk in a continuous stream. They are still fighting for morale, but they are still hoping to crush the masses ".
- How much time do they still need to prepare a blow to Snow with the environment Marinovka?
I. I .: "Not at all. They will not surround. And if they try to foolishly, then" flag in hand. "They have another tactic - to fall asleep with shells, so that they themselves leave."
Yesterday at 17: 30
Zampolit Special Forces "Kalmius" Eduard Basurin spoke about the successful special operation, during which information was obtained about the killers of civilians
On July 16, a reconnaissance group of the Kalmius special forces unit of the DPR militia set up an ambush in the Karlovka area, which was reached by two armored vehicles of the Ukrainian army and several paratroopers. The column was destroyed, and valuable information about the commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fell into the hands of the militias.
“The scouts found maps and radios in which the call signs of all the officers were indicated.” The data was transferred to the intelligence department. According to the results of such operations, information is being collected, including about those commanders who give orders to bombard the city, ”said Eduard Basurin, deputy commander of the Kalmius special forces.
Basurin said that the officers of these people, in fact, can not be called, as they kill civilians. All data about them are transferred to special services of the DPR. At the moment, in the operational development of militia more than 100 military personnel of the Ukrainian army of various ranks.
Yesterday at 17: 41
Message from the militia
"There were 3 ukrov checkpoints between Konstantinovka and Donetsk (at the exit from Konstantinovka to Klepan-bull). Now they are being removed and driving off towards Kramatorsk. They are folding, beds are loading in cars, there are lorries for people, Tanks already deployed, the guns got (they were dug) and all the other equipment goes somewhere. What is it for?!
13: 50 (MSC) From Uspenka, the 5 BMP followed the Amvrosiyivka towards Ilovaisk and the 2 urala with the gun attached to Novoivanovka. Periodically there are rare shelling of Lugansk.
16: 45 (ISC). Dill artillery fired again in Luhansk reopened, strikes are delivered to the upper Kambrody, Aleksandrovka, Yekaterinovka, Teplichnoye areas.
Yesterday at 18: 01
The junta bears huge losses in the Severodonetsk direction. Interview with Pavel Dremov, commander of the Severodonetsk army
Yesterday at 22: 11
Comment from the analyst
"If suddenly you enter into a verbal battle with people who will claim that the downed plane was the work of the militia, then you can safely answer that the militias have the weapons capable of shooting down the plane at a height of 10 000 meters (it was at that height that the Boeing flew) No. The maximum that the air defense of Novorossia is capable of is to reach the aircraft at an altitude of up to 4 000 meters.
In addition, it should also be recalled that October 4 2001, the Air Defense of Ukraine has already been hit by a civilian aircraft.
Then it was the Tu-154M, which operated the flight Novosibirsk - Tel Aviv. Ukraine has long unlocked it, but after providing relevant evidence and satellite images, it nevertheless recognized its responsibility. So for them this is not the first time. "
Yesterday at 22: 29
Screen from bloggers
Below is a screen're coming out of recognition in the shooting down of a Boeing. If we take into account that the VSU really have BEECHES, then this recognition has much more weight than the posts of participants in anti-Maidan forums.
Yesterday at 23: 17
Great overview of the combat situation in all places of active hostilities for today
South of Donetsk-Saur-Tomb. The militia occupied Marinovka and destroyed the pontoon bridge on Mius. There remains a narrow corridor (and winding for non-floating technology), along which even at night there is a chance to escape. But this already “threatens” not everyone. The boiler is cut into three parts. Those who did not have time to retreat to Kozhevna were blocked in the areas of Biryukovo and Provalia. The only column that still has a chance to slip out of the boiler is the one that now stands under the Kozhevney. At night and in the afternoon she suffers losses from the DRG militia and artillery fire. The destruction of the crossing of the Mius makes it impossible to break through non-floating technology. You need to bypass through Dmitrovka 10 km, and then back 10 km and another 10 along Saura. And all the time under the blows of artillery, on minefields and through the ambushes of the militia. For floating only 10 km. Because while stupor column. Teams go away to anyone who else can, not yet. At the same time, the junta is desperately trying to get at least something from the boiler. To this end, everything that was prepared to cover Donetsk from the south was thrown to the Saur area. But ... it is almost impossible to break through the defense of the militia there. Aviation after yesterday’s losses (on 6 2 sorties downed) in the morning sat on the ground. But the artillery punitive works in full. Shells and missiles do not regret. But so far unsuccessfully. Tactics punitive very risky. After withdrawing all the troops from Amvrosiyivka to Saur and driving all the reinforcements there, they can get another boiler, much more dangerous.
The militia is gradually approaching Amvrosiyivka. In the morning, the DRG defeated a roadblock in the area with. Metalist (Kuteynikovo). And this is already in the rear of Amvrosiyevka. On the other hand, the cessation of attempts to break through the encirclement is a guaranteed and quick capture of the remnants of the encircled troops (they will perceive the cessation of attempts to break through as a signal for surrender). The junta cannot go for it. Therefore, it is trying to save the situation, even at great risk of the collapse of the entire southern front.
North of Donetsk on the background of other fronts lull. It seems that everything that the junta can now drives to the South. Militias do not interfere with them. Everyone has other problems now.
Triangle (Rubizhne-Severodonetsk-Lysychansk). There are no attacks from the junta (although there are still plenty of troops here). The militia itself begins to probe the punitive defense. Tonight artillery defeated a checkpoint in sec. Old Krasnyanka. DRG militias constantly disturbed punishers with night ambush and the installation of minefields on forest roads. According to the militia, 4 of the tank was blown up in recent days. In general, it seems that the crisis is over for the militia too. Judging by their mood, here they are preparing to attack. The most promising here, of course, is the direction to Svatovo. Having taken this city (35 km from the current positions), the militia actually cut off the entire northern front. It is difficult and dangerous to supply a large grouping along field roads (in case of rains, the grouping will actually be cut off from the rest of Ukraine). By the way, the checkpoint, which was smashed that night, blocked just this direction. Another promising direction is along the north bank of the Seversky Donets River to the Krasny Liman. Here is the advantage of woodland. But strategically, this direction is still unpromising. The only question is the amount of cash.
Lugansk. Positional battles. Artillery shelling on both sides.
Yesterday at 23: 38
Message from Pavel Dremov, Severodonetsk militia commander
“Today, after our shelling, the enemy checkpoint has been destroyed. Sabotage groups are working, the necessary sections are mined. Punitive forces in our direction suffer enormous human and technical losses. For example, as a result of only one operation, the junta lost the 4 of the tank. and the junior Artyomovsky took off and hijacked tanks from the roadblocks. The National Guard in a panic, complains of "traitors".
If earlier we thought how to defend ourselves, now we are thinking about an offensive.
We had captured soldiers from Kharkov. They said they were forced to fight. They put pressure on them, threatened reprisals to their families. They fear their commanders more than us. And they do not want to fight on the side of the junta, against the militias. "
Yesterday at 23: 50
Message from Alexander Zhuchkovsky
"Our militiamen are already mentally at war with the United States. Instead of Ukrainians, Americans and their forces and means are being discussed with might and main."
One of the fighters was silent for a long time, and then said: "That's how world wars begin."
Since the beginning of the First World exactly 100 years. "
Today in 1: 15
Message from the military analyst of the militia
"The junta is beginning to fail. And from the word" everywhere. "The initiative is firmly in the militia. Using the advantage of internal communication lines, the militia strike, which the punitive do not have time to parry. The lack of forces forces the punitive troops to rush, wasting time, supplies, fuel. in turn, there are enough promising directions for delivering the next strike (I think it will be right after stripping parts in the Southern boiler), and strikes to the rear and at enemy communications, to which parts of the punishers are especially sensitive The northern triangle (Lysychansk-Rubezhnoye-Severodonetsk) is very important here. Apparently, the losses in the Southern boiler are enormous (hundreds of people are counted). But the militia chose artillery strikes, to save drugs and equipment (therefore cleaning take a few days.) Attacks are carried out only when necessary (Marinovka). "
Today in 2: 18
Message from journalists
“The Security Council of the Russian Federation has now assembled in Novo-Ogaryovo. Putin and virtually the entire team that controls the country are making important decisions. They pulled out all the members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation due to an emergency situation. Journalists were not allowed to meet.
In the first few minutes, Putin made a statement on Boeing. His most likely on TV will show, because several journalists at this point in the meeting room were.
Putin: "Ukraine is responsible for the crash of" Malaysian airlines. "The tragedy with Boeing would not have happened if the hostilities in eastern Ukraine had not been resumed."
What next - we do not know. Presumably, they are discussing what answer the Americans can give and what mechanisms Russia can apply to show the whole world the truth and win this stage of the information war against the United States. Perhaps they will discuss something else on a military theme. "
Today in 2: 53
Message from Strelkov Igor Ivanovich
“Fighting continues on all fronts. The Boeing crash site is deep in the back of the DPR militia and no“ humanitarian truce ”or“ corridors ”are needed for an objective investigation of the causes of the tragedy - the commission can freely come there and explore the crash site. will not. But it is also inadvisable to stop hostilities against the enemy’s surrounded grouping. ”
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