According to the data released today at the daily briefing by the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, on the last day of 2015 the situation in the ATO area was the same – fighting of low intensity at key points of the contact line. However, it should be noted that the militants intensified shelling after 23:00 of 31 December. As separatists use Moscow time, it has already been the celebration time after 00:00 of January 1 in the occupied territory.
In Lugansk region militants broke the silence mode in Zolote and Shchastya. Both attacks were unsighted and lasted for several minutes.
In Donetsk region near the villages of Troitske and Luganske in Svetlodarsk district, the militants fired from the south form small arms.
Near Horlovka it was recorded only one firing – enemy snipers were firing near Novgorodske.
Yesterday, the epicenter of the confrontation was the area near the Donetsk airport on the front line from Avdiyivka to Pisky. Militants used rocket-propelled grenades and small arms, anti-aircraft installation ZU-23-2. Also, there were snipers firing in the area. Twice the militants used heavy weapons – 82-mm and 120-mm mortar. Most of attacks were conducted in Pisky.
In Mariupol district it was totally quiet yesterday. However, it was recorded 2 enemy UAV flights at an altitude of 1000 m.