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Monday, 19 October 2015

Hackers Attacked the LITs Website

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Dear readers!

Hackers subjected the Lugansk Information Centre to DoS attacks starting on the evening of Saturday, 17 October. In particular, this led to bogus material release. Yesterday, 18 October, the hackers shut down the website all day. As of now, we’ve resolved most of the problems related to cyberattacks; however, short-term glitches are still possible on our site.

19 October 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



Basurin Sez DNR has Positive Proof that Junta Militants Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

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Today, Colonel E A Basurin, DNR Deputy Minister of Defence, said that the DNR Minoborony has direct evidence of guilt of junta forces in destroying Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. Colonel Basurin showed the appropriate documentation (a captured map of the commander of the 1 Battalion/95 Separate Airmobile Brigade of junta forces) as he briefed the media, saying:

In our opinion, this document is direct evidence proving the guilt of the Ukrainian forces in destroying the Malaysian Boeing airliner. As you can see in the above map, one can find the firing positions of Ukrainian Buk SAMs. One position was at Gruzsko-Zoryanskoe, three kilometres west of Ilovaisk, another was two kilometres south of Shakhtyorsk near Zaroschenskoe at Height 224.8. That is exactly what the Russian experts at Almaz-Antey pointed up. Any reasonable person, having studied all the official evidence, including our captured maps, can’t help but conclude that if a ground-fired missile shot down the Boeing 777, it could only come from Ukrainian-controlled territory near Zaroschenskoe, and that the weapon involved is only in service with the Ukrainian forces.

14 October 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Donetsk Museum of the Great Patriotic War Presented Diorama of the Battle for Saur-Mogila in the Present Civil War

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Today, the Donetsk Museum of the Great Patriotic War presented a diorama of the Battle of Saur-Mogila in the present civil war, a victory of the patriot forces over the Ukrainian aggressors. The diorama is the centrepiece of the exhibit, using miniature soldiers and military equipment. The opening ceremony included DNR Minister of Culture Aleksandr Paretsky, DNR Deputy Minister of Defence Colonel E A Basurin, staff of the Museum of Local History and the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, DNR Peoples Soviet members, soldiers, social activists, and relatives of the patriot soldiers who fell in the battle. Paretsky noted:

The establishment of this diorama confirms that though the joint efforts of individuals, community organisations, and patriotic unions, we’re making a foundation to preserve the memory of those who gave their lives for freedom and values ​​of the Republic, who fought to preserve the Russian World and Slavic World in our land.

The diorama is about 1.5 by 1.5 metres in size; it portrays the fighting near the heights of Saur-Mogila in August 2014. The exhibit includes 150 figurines of DNR soldiers and junta militants, as well about thirty of miniature tanks, APCs, and other weapons. The depiction of the Memorial on the heights shows the battle damage inflicted at the time. Vladimir Savelov, chairman of the DNR Union of Afghan Veterans, said:

In future, we plan to open other such dioramas in the national museum. They will show the equipment and the arms in use… it’s clear how the enemy outnumbered our defenders.

The Saur-Mogila Memorial Complex, the site of fierce battles in 1943, opened in 1967. The complex included a stele 36-metres-high (118-feet-high), with a sculpture of a Red Army soldier at its foot. Later, the authorities added a memorial flame to honour the memory of soldiers who died during the storming of the strategic heights. Due to the 2014 fighting, the complex suffered severe damage; the DNR authorities plan to restore it. The restoration work will include a memorial to the patriot soldiers who died fighting the junta aggressors, as well as the memorial commemorating the heroes of the Great Patriotic War.

15 October 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Plotnitsky Took Part in Oath-Taking Ceremony at the Marshal of Aviation Aleksandr Yefimov Lugansk Cossack Cadet Corps

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Today, Chairman of the LNR Government I V Plotnitsky took part in the oath-taking ceremony at the Marshal of Aviation Aleksandr Yefimov Lugansk Cossack Cadet Corps. The ceremony took place on the main Cossack holyday… the Protection of the Most Holy Virgin and Mother of God, celebrated throughout the Orthodox world on October 14. 43 student cadets of the 10th class gave their Solemn Oath and received certificates, showing their commitment to service to the motherland. The commander of the cadet corps spoke:

The level of training you have is high. All our graduates go on to higher educational institutions in the Russian Federation, the DNR, and here in the LNR. Some went on to serve in the people’s armed forces”.

Plotnitsky added:

All graduates from here have bright and great prospects. Cherish your honour, serve honestly and selflessly, and the Motherland won’t forget you. I congratulate the parents who entrusted their sons to our LNR armed forces. Be aware that none of the cadets get hurt here… they learn… so that they can be worthy replacements [of those serving at present].

Plotnitsky awarded the medal “For Courage” (Second Class) to Cadet Yevgeni Shakhunov, who, despite only being 16-years-old, fought in the Battle of Debaltsevo. The young man said:

I’ve only been here for two weeks, but I received a medal for the liberation of Debaltsevo and Chernukhino. More than a year ago, I joined the Cossack forces. I fought with them, and I intend to go back with them after finishing school.

Vladimir Bazak, the acting director of the educational institution, said:

Each of the cadets had their own, sometimes tragic, personal history, prompting these guys to devote themselves to serving the motherland. Half of our cadets are from Lugansk, the other half are from other parts of the Republic. They’re from Pervomaisk, Krasny Luch, and other places. The Cadet Corps gives students a great education. Our guys clearly follow the orders of their senior mentors; they’re physically hardened. They also get used to the fact that you need to keep your word in life. At this point, the Cadet Corps has 165 members. However, after we complete our start-up, we’d like to take in an additional draft of fifty students.

In April 2015, the LNR Council of Ministers created the LNR State Institution Marshal of Aviation Aleksandr Yefimov Lugansk Cossack Cadet Corps, using the facilities of the Lugansk Oblast Lyceum of Military and Physical Training (with the Heroes of the Young Guard Cadet Corps). The main task of the institution is to prepare students for further study in higher military and security educational institutes.

13 October 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre


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