Last night in Luhansk region of the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation, militants fired from the 120mm mortars at the forefront of the Ukrainian positions in the village of Stanytsya Luhanska. Moreover, the separatists broke the silence mode in the village of Trokhizbenka, said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues at the briefing in Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service, Joinfo.ua reports.
In Donetsk region of ATO area, Russia-backed illegal armed groups violated the cease-fire in Svitlodarsk district, north of Horlivka and in the Donetsk airport. They used heavy weapons – 82-mm and 120-mm mortars in the villages of Luhanske, Zaitseve and Mayorsk. The northern suburbs of the occupied Horlivka yesterday became an area of the most active fighting in the area of ATO. The militants’ shelling (including snipers’ attacks) in this sector began in the afternoon and lasted for more than six hours.
For the past day, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and three were wounded in action. Also, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and another one wounded in explosion of a trip mine.
In Mariupol district, separatists also broke the silence mode on all fronts. In particular, the enemy snipers were shooting in Krasnohorivka twice. Moreover, militants fired at Ukrainian positions in Maryinka, Novotroitske and Shyrokyne. The ATO forces have repeatedly opened fire in response to the blatant provocations.