The LPR militia carried out a massive artillery fire attack on the positions of the Ukrainian Army, in response Ukraine army brought Tochka and Tochka-U tactical missiles.
“The Lugansk militia units conducted a fire attack on the positions of the Ukrainian Army in the northeast of the village of Stanytsia Luganskaya, with heavy and powerful artillery fire,” Russian media reported.
According to Russian media reports, citing direct sources from the special monitoring mission of the OSCE, the LPR militia fired a total of 78 shells at the positions of the Ukrainian army , in the period from 10:35 a.m. to 11 a.m. (local time) November 7.
According to the report submitted by the OSCE SMM, the artillery of the Luhansk militia fired 78 rounds; the caliber of the artillery used was not determined; time from 10:35 am to 10:44 am. There were 14 test shots and after calibration, 64 rounds were fired at the units of the Ukrainian Army stationed in just 16 minutes.
Currently, neither the special representative of the OSCE SMM, nor the representative of the Ukrainian Army and the representative of the LPR, have reported any loss of life or destruction of equipment or vehicles.
Currently the militias of both republics calling themselves DPR and LPR are actively using large-caliber artillery against the Ukrainian Army; This suggests that the Ukrainian army is unlikely to capture the territory in the near future, at least with such resistance.
After 4 years of silence, the Ukrainian Army officially launched an attack on Luhansk on the morning of November 7. According to the reporter’s observations, the Ukrainian Army made an offensive in a relatively wide frontal direction.
Marochko, a volunteer collaborator at LPR reports: “In the direction of Luhansk, local residents heard the sounds of war, shells exploding, tanks moving. Everyone is extremely concerned and taking security measures”. Lugansk locals are warned by the self-proclaimed republic’s government to be very careful. This shows the fact that the situation in the region is very serious.
No civilian casualties have been released yet; but on the morning of 7/11, Ukrainian Army units were seen gathered in the area of the village of Stanytsia Luhanska; where for the past two days there have been clashes between the Luhansk militia and the Ukrainian Army.
There is a possibility that the Ukrainian Army will carry out attacks with high-precision weapons, using the Bayraktar TB2 armed drones that the country highly expects; or use this UAV, to observe and correct fire for long-range artillery.
A pontoon bridge built by Ukrainian engineers, intended to bring tanks and armored vehicles to the village of Staromaryevka; but was completely destroyed by artillery of DPR militia units.
The construction of the pontoon bridge over the Kalmius River was started by the Ukrainian army shortly after the capture of the village of Staromaryevka. The destruction of the pontoon bridge has become a serious obstacle for the Ukrainian army, which intends to continue attacking the settlements of Novaya Maryevka and Telmanovo.
However The Ukrainian army continues to pull offensive weapons to the conflict zone in the Eastern part of the country. In addition to transferring tanks, artillery and multiple rocket launchers, Ukraine is also deploying Tochka and Tochka-U tactical missile systems to the Donbass; This weapon was discovered at Zaporozhye railway station.
In the captured image, the viewer can see the moment of passing of the train, on the carriages of which are many Grad multiple launch rocket systems; However, more attention is attracted by a tarpaulin-covered trailer. According to experts, it is the Tochka or Tochka-U tactical missile system .