The resident of Dnepropetrovsk Evgeny, released from the Ukrainian captivity, said he was detained by the Security Service of Ukraine and spent almost three years in Ukrainian captivity, only because he was a subscriber of the YouTube channels ANNA NEWS and Novorossiya and he believed in the idea of the Russian Peace. The Lugansk People’s Republic and Ukraine held the largest exchange of prisoners in the past 14 months, that took place in the area of the Maysorsk checkpoint. During the exchange, the LPR transferred 16 detainees to the Ukrainian side, Kiev released 73 people.
The enemy again violated the declared New Year armistice. The Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the village Trudovskie in the west of Donetsk on the 28th of December. They used mortars.
Poroshenko’s army uses the «New Year armistice» to strengthen its positions near the contact line, Andrey Marochko said. He noted that Ukrainian infantry fighting vehicles and soldiers arrived in the village Troitskoe.
Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine tried to recruit a soldier of the People’s Militia of the LPR. It was reported in the press service of the Ministry of State Security of the LPR. «The soldier Sergey Tarakulov addressed the Ministry of State Security of the Lugansk Republic, who was the victim of blackmail, threats and pressure from the Security Service of Ukraine. According to the Ministry of State Security of the LPR, for refusing to transmit military information constituting state secrets, security officers threatened Tarakulov to kill his relatives living in the controlled Ukrainian forces territory Kramatorsk.