Weekly update of the situation in the operations area of the Joint Forces from 04 to 10 November 2019 (Video)

2019-11-11 14:00:00 | ID: 53899

Welcome to the Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Here is the weekly update of the situation in the operations area of the Joint Forces from 04 to 10 November 2019.

1. During the last week, the situation in the operation area of the JFO has not changed in comparison with the previous week. The Russian Occupation troops continued to use 122 mm artillery systems, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, which are forbidden by the Minsk agreements. Moreover, the enemy used small arms, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, anti tank missile, air defense guns, Infantry Fighting Vehicles and other infantry weapons.

Over the past week, from 04 to 10 November 2019, Ukrainian defenders’ positions fell under provocative fire by the Russian Occupation troops for 97 times. Thus:

On November 04, the enemy used 120 mm and 82 mm mortars to shell the JFO positions near Novoluhanske settlement and all sorts of weapons starting from 122 mm artillery system and mortars and ending with small arms near Novotoshkivske settlement.

On November 05, the Russian Occupation troops fired 120 mm mortars against the JFO positions near Vodiane settlement.

On November 06, the enemy also used 82mm mortars near Pisky  and Novotoshkivske settlements.

Over the course of November 07, in violation of the Minsk agreements, the Russian Occupation troops used 120 and 82 mm mortars the JFO positions near Novoluhanske and 82 mm mortars near Luhanske and Vodiane settlements.

What is more, on November 9, the enemy shelled the JFO positions near Vodiane and Hnutove settlements with 120 mm mortars. Moreover, the Russian Occupation troops have fired 18 82 mm mines near Pisky settlement.

On November 10, the enemy continued to use 82 mm mortars by firing 82 mm mortars against Krasnohorivka and Pisky settlements.

The situation in the operation area is under full control of the Joint Forces.

Our servicemen opened fire in response to suppress enemy activity using infantry weapons and by strictly adhering to the Minsk agreements.

2. As the result of the Russian armed aggression, 14 servicemen from the JFO were WIA. They were all transferred to the military medical facilities.

3. We want to inform with grief that 2 servicemen were KIA!

Ministry of Defense expresses sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased defenders.

4. And now to the information from the Defense Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

According to the information from the Defense Intelligence Directorate, Command of the Russian Occupation troops have intensified recruitment activities, especially for people with no citizenship or citizens of former Soviet Republics to join the 1st and 2nd Army Corps. As the result the number of such people which have arrived through the uncontrolled areas has increased. The main goal of these people is to get a Russian passport in simplified procedure for being a part of the Russian Occupation troops. What is more, many of this people have a criminal record.

Disregarding claims of the Russian leadership regarding further support of a peaceful settlement, Russian Federation continues supply of the ammunition and military assets to the Russian Occupation troops through the uncontrolled areas of the Ukrainian – Russian border. Starting from the beginning of November, the number of so called “assistance” has increased. In most cases these movements are conducted at a night time which also leads to some car accidents like the one that happened on November 5. Russian Occupation authorities and Russian Federation itself is trying to hide these facts.

Moreover, the Command of the Russian Occupation troops have intensified engineer and mining activity along the front line. Starting from November mining activity has increased, including in the areas that are in the grey zone.

This is all information for now. Glory to Ukraine!

Captain Mykhailo Sharavara