Donbass, January 16th, 2018
The Armed Forces of Ukraine, using the «New Year armistice», continue to violate the conditions for placing heavy weapons along the contact line provided by the Minsk agreements. 6 Ukrainian self-propelled guns were detected near the contact line, Andrey Marochko said.
Foreign snipers arrived in the «ATO» zone to commit provocations on the eve of the next meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk. The press service of the People’s Militia of the LPR reported. A group of foreign snipers arrived in the area of the settlement Luganskoe.
In the front-line town Pervomaysk, the reconstruction of destroyed houses by Ukrainian war criminals in progress. The inhabitants of Pervomaisk have no confidence that the Ukrainian side respects the agreement on the truce, because at night they hear the sounds of war.
The militia of the Lugansk People’s Republic shot down the air drone of the AFU in the area of the village Logvinovo, Andrey Marochko said. Soldiers managed to stop shelling in this direction — it was for adjusting artillery and the drone was launched.
«The national composition of the contingent, in accordance with our proposal, in accordance with the practice of the United Nations, determines the parties of the conflict, it means, this composition, will need to be coordinated with Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk,» the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on activity of Russian diplomacy in 2017.