Message from journalists
"The leadership of the Donetsk People's Republic announced the confiscation of the property of the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky located on the territory of the DPR."
Yesterday at 12: 54
Comments from I. I. Strelkova
“Bravura messages ... how they got!” The militia wins !!! ”... aha ... two times ... One to one, the situation with Slavyansk is repeated (but on a much larger scale) the enemy, moving step by step , "cuts" us communication, and in "twitter" sounds "All is well, beautiful marquise!".
Yesterday, the enemy cut the last main highway connecting Donetsk with Lugansk and, accordingly, with Russia. The enemy strongholds are now located in the villages of Beloye and Veselaya Tarasovka. Now ukry hastily bury a few dozen in the ground tanks and BMP, to exclude the possibility of a breakthrough defense.
Now it will begin again in the comments on all resources: “Igor Ivanovich was sad” with a hint - that everything is “not so bad”. Everything is very bad !!! Tactical victories in secondary areas cannot change the strategic situation and the results of strategic defeats! And the surrender of the White and the Merry Tarasovka is precisely a strategic defeat on our scale!
Now we are cut off from the border - that is, from any supply.
At night, the enemy passed through the Thin to the Donetsk airport, creating a network of strong points, each of which is protected by 5-7 tanks.
Just three "drying" bombed on Saur-Mogile with heavy bombs. The results are not yet known. "Boeing" is used ukraine "to the fullest" ... Aviation ukrov dominates the sky with complete impunity.
In the area of Grigorovka, the militia struck at an enemy convoy. We specify the results. "
- Comrade Minister of Defense, maybe it's time to announce a general mobilization?
I. I .: "Do you personally highlight the automata, uniform, shoes, transport, money and food, and a thousand more necessary things? Then I’m ready to announce in an hour ... We have no volunteers to arm, but you" mo-bi -Or-for-ration! "
Yesterday at 13: 21
Morning summary from the field
"The first half of the night passed in a relative lull on all fronts. By morning it began.
In Svetlichny in 04: 00 (local), shelling began. After a short artillery preparation, a fierce battle started at the crossing. An attempt to take the crossing in vain did not succeed, and after half an hour the dill artillery resumed its work.
Smoke is still rising over the Lisichansk refinery.
In 05: 00 (locations), shelling of Lysychansk began from Varvarovka, around 05: 30 on the outskirts was heard the work of the machine gun.
In Lysychansk an infrequent cannonade is heard, by this hour (10: 30 MSC) it continues.
Around 06: 00 in the morning was movement in the Popas turn.
Yesterday, two spotters were captured in Lugansk, their fate is not enviable.
10: 35 (MSC) In the area of Old Krasnyanka - Gorny, automatic shooting is heard.
11: 00 (MSC) Belogorovka, Serebryanka - breaks are heard, work KPVT, artillery.
11: 10 (MSC) A large column of armored vehicles is moving towards Lysychansk from Seversk, 10 MLRS (BM-21) is seen in the column.
12: 05 (MSC) In the direction of the Snow are drying, according to unspecified data, to the squadron. Under Georgievka (LNR) there are fights.
12: 30 (ISC). From the side of Staraya Krasnyanka, dills are attacked with MLRS at Lisichansk, at the refinery, and artillery strikes are fired at Sirotino. In Lugansk shelling started.
13: 00 (ISC) A second column of black smoke appeared above the refinery, punitive attacks continue. Receives information about the possible art of dill in Zimogorye and Lozovsky.
13: 05 (MSC) There is a shelling of a White-Elephant Roadblock.
Yesterday at 14: 10
Message from Bezler's squad
“In Artyomovsk, 2 of the Ukrainian roadblock was destroyed along with the National Guard under the militants, the fighting continues. In the 6 area, morning, Kiev time (7: 00 Moscow time), local residents were awakened by strong explosions. Near the morning, 7 continued shelling with a new force. "2 roadblock: turn to Popasnaya and away from the city, after which they swept. The enemy's manpower, armored vehicles, and fuel trucks were destroyed. No one was at the posts. After the appearance of this report, artillery duels began again in the vicinity of Artyomovs and, in a tank base area heard explosions. "
Yesterday at 14: 19
Overview of the combat situation from the militia Prokhorov
"Yes, ukrov had small tactical successes, which are now being neutralized.
Popasnaya not taken - the battalion of mercenaries "Donbass" recognized 2 "200" and 13 "300" - in fact, an order of magnitude more.
Lugansk under the control of the LC completely. Now there is another shelling of the airfield and a battle with. Georgievka. Twenty minutes ago, skirmishes resumed in the area of the village. Jubilee and with. Sabovka.
In Donetsk Sands fired from Grad from the side with. Thin. "
Yesterday at 14: 57
Report of the press service of the Lugansk city council
Lugansk: according to updated data, 16 died over the past day, 66 civilians were injured.
July 18 on the territory of the regional center situation was extremely tense. As a result of constant shelling of the city, 16 (3 women, 13 men) civilians were killed, and 66 Luhansk residents were injured.
Under the artillery shelling during the day came the territory:
- Artyomovsky district - st. Agrarian, 2a, apt. Olkhovsky, 8, 2-i Red Banner, 30, st. Wizard, 10, st. Victorious, 1, st. Victorious, 19, apt. Leninsky Komsomol, d. 3,4, st. 18-th Party Exit, 60, st. Limy, 42, a, st. Red Banner, 11.
- Zhovtnevogo area - st. Karl Marx, 2, apt. 50 October (area of the cafe "Marika"), square. Volkova, 12, apt. 44, ap. Gagarin, 24, apt. Sunny, 14a, apt. Sunny, 23, ap. Volkova, d. 9,10,12, q. Volkova, 8, apt. Sunny, 18, 19, apt. Gagarin, 24, 27, apt. Vatutina, 27a, 27b, st. Galitsky (settlement OR) between Chernyakhovskaya and Dzhambul.
- Kamennobrodsky district - st. Sovnarkomovskaya, 68, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, 3, ul. Veselogorovskaya, 10, st. Pirogov, 7, st. Serafimovich, near the intersection of Dunaevsky, Lenin Square, 1, st. Stanislavsky, 68, st. Relev, 79.
- Leninsky district - st. Frunze, 2, Sovetskaya, 66, Karl Marx, 30.
As a result, 36 damage to residential buildings and objects was recorded:
- in Artyomovsky district 10, namely: st. Agrarian, 2a, apt. Olkhovsky, 8 (projectile hit the roof of the house, plates hang over the 3 entrance), ul. 2-i Red Banner, 30 (direct hit of a projectile in a house, 8 floor is damaged, windows are broken), st. Victorious, 1, st. Victorious, 19, apt. Leninsky Komsomol, d. 3,4, st. 18-th Party Exit, 60, st. Limy, 42, a, st. Red Banner, 11);
- in Kamennobrodsky district 9 (Sovnarkomovskaya St., 68, Zoyi Kosmodemyanskaya St., 3, Serafimovich St. (near the Dunaevsky 4 crossroad damaged by shells), Lenin Square, 1 (broken windows, people with heart, X-ray glass, broken, shells), St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, 16 (out of the window 68) (direct hit to the house, the gas pipe is damaged), Relev St., 79);
- in Leninsky district 3 (Frunze str., 2 (projectile hit the first and third floors), Sovetskaya str., 66 (getting into the garage with a car, windows are broken in the house), Karl Marx str., 30 (direct hit of a projectile, broken windows, destroyed the roof);
- in Zhovtnevy district 14 (Karl Marx str., 2 (Bird store)), Volkov quarter, 12, 44 quarter, Gagarin quarter, 24 (kindergarten No.113, blast-shattered windows), Sunny square, 23b (kindergarten №106, glass was broken in the building), Volkov quarter, 9,10,12 village (broken windows), Volkov square, 8, Solnechny square, 18, 19, Gagarin square, 24, 27, Vatutin square , 27a, 27b (pharmacy pharmacy was destroyed).
10 fires identified, including: st. Lineva, 99, 10 floor, 3 lane, Leninsky, 7,5, ul. Lutuginskaya, 1, Shchorsa, 26, st. Tukhachevsky (burned garage), st. Galitsky, 145, st. Production, 1, st. Pirogov, 20 (ignition of the roof), st. Broken, d. 6, 8, st. Krasnodonskaya, 7е, OKKO gas station. The fires are eliminated.
The shelling of the city is still the main cause of damage and emergency shutdowns of the life support systems of the regional center. So, on the morning of July 18 almost 85% of the regional center was de-energized as a result of the shelling and damage of the Kirov substation in the Kamennobrodsky district. Due to the lack of electricity, the pumping stations stopped their work and the water supply stopped. Supply of electricity and water to the regional center restored.
Civilians continue to die in the regional center. During the exacerbation of the situation, Luhansk residents lost 60 citizens: mothers, sisters, children, husbands, fathers. Just yesterday, July 18, 16 died innocent people.
“Citizens are dying on the streets, in their yards and homes. Every new day now brings only death and destruction. These terrible events painfully respond in souls of Luhansk residents. The city and its inhabitants mourn the dead and will be in mourning until the bloodshed stops in Lugansk, ”said Lugansk city mayor Sergey Kravchenko.
He expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Yesterday at 15: 20
The head of the press service of the militia in Severodonetsk spoke about the situation in the area of the city
18 + Shelling the neighborhoods of Severodonetsk - the junta did not hide their crimes.
By Poroshenko’s order, Lysychansk-Severodonetsku was hit by artillery. In the vicinity of Severodonetsk, horrible traces of punitive crimes of the Kiev junta are visible everywhere. The bodies of killed civilians, destroyed burning buildings testify to the ruthlessness of the puppets of the West.
We ask publicity!
Yesterday at 15: 47
Comments and answers I. And Strelkova
- What does it mean you are cut off from the border? ... Donetsk will defend itself.
II: “I do not consider it necessary to comment on the nonsense of amateur. Let me just say that wars are not won by passive defense and continuous retreats. As the territory narrows, our resources will decrease and desertion will increase. On the one hand. And on the other, artillery density will increase enemy fire. By the way, Amvrosiivka has long and firmly been in the hands of ukrov. "
- Yasnogorka, Kramatorsk. There is a forced mobilization of ukroarmiya, in the form of raids, 18 - 50, polls.
I. I .: "First of all! Stay there ... Now to the front — with us, the militia, to fight ... And what did you want?"
- Sorry, Igor Ivanovich, but they are now on Yasnogorka walking with machine guns, in the form of raids. Who's stopping you from doing that?
I. I .: "And the fact that we came to protect these people, and not force us to drive to the war for" beloved ones ", prevented us from doing raids.
- I was hoping that the cauldron at the border, a retreat from Lugansk, the loss of American and Bandera columns of equipment and vehicles - is the beginning of a victory over them.
I. I .: “They hoped in vain. The junta cleverly creates the impression of its“ weakness ”and“ readiness for negotiations, ”but in reality the military buildup is being conducted continuously ... And they are going to fight“ to the bitter end ”so that, having defeated the militia, an experienced and victorious army to win the Crimea. "
Yesterday at 16: 40
Summary from I. I. Strelkov
“According to recent reports, heavy battles are going on in Lugansk, in the settlement of Yubileyny. The enemy advanced by the advance tank group to the Lugansk-Krasny Luch route in the area of Lutugino. Another road was cut.
In Lisichansk Brain under the threat of complete encirclement in the city.
Our enemy is pulling troops towards the “corridor” at Marinovka. Suitable 51-I brigade. Today, “stray” BMP of the 72 Brigade jumped into our positions there. I managed to leave, despite the two hits from the PTR. From the armor "removed" two. One was killed, the second (wounded) was taken prisoner. He turned out to be from the 1 Company of the 1 Battalion of the 72 Brigade. He said that most soldiers in their company are sure that they will win soon.
Marinovka shelling artillery. Our response is to fire at enemy positions at Grigorovka.
On the remaining sections of the shootout and reconnaissance actions. "
Yesterday at 17: 17
Comments from I. I. Strelkova
"I read the comments on my summary on" Svidomo "resources ... M-yes-aaa ... what a terrible and massive monkey squeal of joy and hatred ... Abundantly flavored with obscenities and the dirtiest" near-genital "epithets. And these are people ? It seems that a significant part of the so-called "Ukrainians" made a lobotomy for the entry into "Evropu" ...
What can I say ... if ukry do not understand the difference between a sober assessment of the situation (really heavy) and "panic", then these are their problems. I am not writing for them. "
- People are different in Crimea. Even if (purely theoretically) the Russian Federation will merge us, then the militia of two with pennies of millions of Crimeans will go more than from 6 millions of residents of the DPR and the LPR.
I. I .: “Yes, I saw your people ... personally ... If it were not for the Russian army, everything would be the same ... the same militia of several thousand during the rest of the“ sofa patriots. ”That is, they began to fight 5 percent would be like here. And bragging, sitting quietly behind the Russian Marines, is easier than the easy. Show your heroic valor - come here and teach the local to fight! "
Yesterday at 17: 45
Message from the representative of the LNR press service Alexey Toporov
The militia blocked the Ukrainian military at the airport of Lugansk. A spokesman for the government of the LPR, Alexei Toporov, said that the enemy was “in ticks”.
Ukrainian army continues to attack Lugansk. Now battles are taking place in the vicinity of Georgievsk, and fierce clashes continue around Alexandrovka.
“The forces of the enemy are taken into ticks,” said Axov. - Ukrainian troops beat us out of helicopters, but missed. And they tried to enter both from the airport and from Lutugino. There are battles, but we do not let the Ukrainian army into the city.
A spokesman for the government of the LPR also denied the words of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Vladimir Geletey, that the southeastern part of Lugansk and the airport are under the full control of the Kiev security officials.
- The airport is still occupied by airborne units of the enemy, but they are in the blockade of the militia, - said the representative of the LC. - In the quantitative composition of the Ukrainians, of course, more manpower and technology, I think, three or four times, but this is not a critical situation.
According to Toporov, in connection with the massive shelling of the city, which has been going on for several days, the flow of refugees has sharply increased. People are fleeing from besieged Lugansk, where there is no light, water, shops and transport are not working.
July 18 Ukrainian army conducted shelling of the city. The main objective of the military was the administration of the Lugansk People’s Republic, but about 20 civilians were killed by shells on the streets and in the courtyards of residential buildings.
Yesterday at 19: 08
Reports from places in the last hours
16: 20 (MSC) A couple of dryers over Lugansk. Over the past three hours: shelling continued in Lugansk, air strikes were inflicted in two pairs. During the shelling in Lutugino, a residential building and a polyclinic suffered. From Alchevsk, there are periodic attacks on Lugansk and Lysychansk. In the field of database problems with mobile communication are periodically observed. About 15: 00 (ISC) there was an aircraft above the Lisichansk refinery, in 16: 05 (ISC) a reconnaissance vehicle was observed over the RTI.
In the area of Aleksandrovka, black smoke may be burning BZS.
From Avdeevka (DNR) there were gaps.
16: 40 (MSC) A couple of dryers are circling above the airport. To Lugansk there is a storm front.
17: 15 (ISC) Above Lisichansk attack aircraft, worked on the refinery, the refinery flared up; beside him, to the right of him, small streams of smoke appeared. Also about half an hour ago there was a salvo of the MLRS.
17: 00 (ISC) Two five-storey buildings in Donetsk at the First Ground (near West AV, near the airport) came under fire. According to preliminary data, there are no dead, all the wounded (5 people) promptly took the ambulance.
17: 55 (MSC). Orlovka began shelling of Donetsk suburbs with packet ammunition, there are casualties.
Yesterday at 20: 56
Summary of the LC militia for July 18 - the first half of July 19 2014
"As a result of the morning (July 18) shelling of Lugansk by Ukrainian troops, the city was left without electricity and water supply (the commando group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces struck the Kirov substation in Kamennobrodsky district, due to the lack of electricity they stopped working and pumping stations), which only by noon.
In the first half of the day, the enemy fired at residential areas of the capital of the Luhansk People’s Republic, presumably from the Kamennobrodsky district of the city and from its position in the village of Metalist, using howitzers and mortars, including Tulip self-propelled mortar installations.
The shells and mines of the Ukrainian fell both in the center of the city - on the streets of Frunze, where two shells hit the five-story apartment building at once, and the Defense Ministry, and in peaceful residential areas. The Komarovo, Solnechny and Mirny districts were particularly affected, the Eastern Market was practically wiped out, the largest number of victims among the citizens was recorded as a result of a projectile falling near the Marika Cafe. In just the past day, according to data provided by ambulance, 19 civilians were killed in Lugansk, 101 received injuries of varying severity.
Towards noon, enemy troops entered the village of Veselaya Tarasovka in a tank column. In the area of the village of Yellow, Ukrainian soldiers shelled a shuttle bus - at least two people were injured.
Also, the enemy inflicted a massive artillery and air strike on Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, there are dead among civilians, the number of which is specified. The enemy struck a targeted blow to the Lisichansk Oil Refinery, as a result of which the oil storage facility caught fire, and storage facilities were destroyed.
The shelling of the aggressor of Lugansk did not stop at night. On the 3 kilometer, as a result of strikes by mobile commando groups, a furniture warehouse caught fire, the pillar of fire reached an altitude of 20 meters. By morning the fire was extinguished.
Also, by the morning, it was partially possible to localize the flames at the Lysychansk Oil Refinery.
In the afternoon, the enemy attacked the position of the LC army in the Sabovka area, but this attack was successfully repulsed.
In the morning of July 19, active fighting took place in the vicinity of Luhansk. In particular, the Ukrainian army tried to approach the city from two directions - from Lutugino and Merry Tarasovka. Apparently, the grouping of the Ukrainian army had two tasks - to cut off the road to Donetsk and unlock the airport. In both directions, the aggressor was given a battle by units of the army of the LPR, and the most serious clash occurred near Georgievka. As a result, the enemy suffered serious losses in both military equipment and manpower, retreating from their positions.
Also, approximately in 11: 00, the Armed Forces of Ukraine raised helicopter gunships into the sky, which fired at the positions of the LC army in Aleksandrovsk region, but their missiles missed the target.
A difficult situation has developed in the village of Popasnoye, which today has been almost destroyed by enemy sighting artillery strikes. According to operational data, the local population is hiding in basements, fearing to come to the surface, since snipers are targeting the village.
Also, the enemy continued shelling of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
Last night Sverdlovsk also came under fire from the Gradov. According to the latest operational data, small groups of the enemy ply between Zelenopol and Khmelnitsky.
Artillery and mortar strikes from the Upper Olkhovy and Upper Teplyi were also inflicted on the bridge over the Seversky Donets River in the area of the Stanitsa Luganskaya. "
Yesterday at 21: 33
Summary from I. I. Strelkova
"As of the evening:
There is no information about Lugansk.
The Brain Squad successfully repulsed the attack, destroying the 1 tank. Communications of the city remain free.
Our situation is unchanged. The units of I. Bezler acted productively north and north-west of Gorlovka. "
Yesterday at 22: 31
Summary of places in the last hours
20: 00 (ISC) In the course of the shelling of the outskirts of Donetsk, the Ukrainian Nazis destroyed half of the Administrative Settlement, there is a destruction of the area of the Western Bus Station. The shelling was of such strength that the bomb shelter doors were carried out by the shock wave. Many affected.
Lysychansk is burning, a column of smoke above the oil refinery has risen to a height of about 3 km and is visible from Krasny Liman. The shelling of Lugansk continues. In the area of the village Jubilee smoke. A column of dill from 50 supply vehicles (trucks) has been spotted near the Stankostroy Kramatorsk.
20: 45 (MSC) In the skies over Lugansk 3 aircraft are working, they left Alchevsk.
20: 55 (ISC) In the area of the telecentre (Donetsk) incomprehensible noise.
21: 05 (ISC). In the direction of Donetsk go 2 attack aircraft.
21: 25 (MSC). Intensive shelling of Lysychansk began with Old Krasnyanka and Varvarovka, MLRS are used.
In Lugansk, a GO siren howls, planes in the sky, air strikes are inflicted on Lugansk. Confirmation of a downed drying came, destroyed in the area of Old Krasnyanka.
21: 50 (MSC) From the side of Seversk an accumulation of armored vehicles is formed - 70 tanks, some went towards Zolotarevka (presumably near the battalion), the other part towards Red Lyman. There are installations of the MLRS, according to unspecified information, the division is deployed at Lysychansk. In the sky planes.
22: 00 (MSC) Shoots are heard in Avdeek. Also heard the gaps in the side of the airport (Donetsk).
22: 10 (MSC) On the side of Zolotarevka there are gaps.
Yesterday at 23: 04
"Today, an ukrami attempted a tank breakout with massive shelling of all fortified areas. We only got to the refinery and received a fitting rebuff, as a result of which the attack was stopped. Ukrov losses: one burnt tank and infantry fighting vehicle."
Today in 0: 05
Message from eyewitnesses
"In the port of Odessa, tanks are unloaded from the vessel. Whether the Romanians, or the Poles, there is unloading of ACS and personnel."
Today in 0: 11
Summary of places
23: 00 (ISC) In the area of the Donetsk airport battle, heard the gaps from the artillery, automatic shooting, running KPVT.
23: 15 (MSC) In the direction of Lugansk there is a pair of drying. In the area of luxury began the battle.
23: 20 (MSC) Above Kremennaya, two UAVs are seen, one towards Svatovo, the other towards Lugansk.
23.25 (IST) Red Estuary in the direction of Svyatogorsk helicopter.
23.30 (MSK) Lugansk. Work Grads.
23: 55 (ISC) Around the Sand can be heard a series of loud explosions (supposedly worked MLRS).
Today in 2: 45
Message from I. I. Strelkova
"Ukry to the attack on Snow made ... A rather rash decision ... But I have to fight.
(About Prapor) In the hospital lying around. He was wounded for the third time in Marininka - by fragments of a bomb in the leg and in the arm (before that, at intervals of one week, two light wounds were shrapnel in the leg - first in one, then, under Yampol, in the other). And contusion in addition. But not discouraged. It is going to return to 10 days. But I will keep him at headquarters now - as a talisman ... "
Today in 5: 05
Message from Alexander Zhuchkovsky
"The situation is, of course, unenviable. Slowly but surely surround. They cut off from Lugansk, from the border, from Russia, from supply. They are seizing checkpoints between Lugansk and Donetsk - intelligence does not have time to report, and the enemy is already meeting at crossings instead of their own. The Ukrainian retreat it was replaced by an offensive swiftly. This is not panic, not “Igor Ivanovich is sad,” but the real state of things, a statement of the obvious fact of the full, but somewhere the absolute superiority of the enemy. Help us, Lord. "