16:49 Sep. 21, 2016
A group of combatants attempted to leave their brigade, which the Russians didn't like, report says
On September 21, Ukrainian Intelligence Service published a report, claiming 23 combatants from the co-called ‘2nd brigade', located in Luhansk, had filed a request to demob from their division.
According to the report, the militants weren't pleased with their Russian commanders, who had allegedly forced them to do reconstruction and general labor activities during the relatively solid ceasefire. The Russians didn't take the request too good, and decided to punish ‘the rebels'.
‘Russian Majors Alexey Bogakov and Andrey Frolov threw the militants into a cesspit, which only further decreased the moral among the combatants', Ukraine Intel said.
The relatively solid ceasefire is holding, the report stated, although occasional violations of the truce still take place. While the guns were completely silent in the Luhansk region during the last 24 hours, the Russian backed-separatist forces opened fire 13 times overnight near Donetsk.
‘No Ukrainian soldiers died or were wounded as a result of the combat', Ukraine's Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk reported.
In the meantime, the Russians are using the ceasefire to send more weapons and military vehicles to the militants in eastern Ukraine. According to Motuzyanyk, more than 200 tons of ammunition were delivered to separatist-held Debaltseve, while three tanks T-64, seven trucks and several armored cars were transported to Donetsk.
Here's the latest map, depicting the situation in the conflict region.