The latest news from the ATO area reports a continuing trend of violating the Minsk agreements by militants, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the press-center of A sector (Luhansk).
As of 7 am 04/08/2015 there are no changes in the direction of Luhansk. During the day, on the part of illegally armed groups of the so-called LPR there were recorded 4 shooting attacks and one armed clash. Militants used IFVs, AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers, Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft mounts and small arms. Irretrievable losses of personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were avoided. It should be recalled that in the same period of previous days there were also recorded five shooting attacks. In the A sector, there were not recorded any enemy UAVs.
Rotation of illegally armed groups of the so-called LPR continued actively along the collision line. Militants carried out large-scale military exercises. There was recorded the illegally armed groups personnel conducting tactical exercises near Zymohiria. Militants of Novorossia were deploying in combat formations, shooting from rest and on the move, learning to overcome the minefields. At the proving ground near ALEXANDROVSKY, the adherents of the "Russian peace" were conducting training firing using BM-21 Grads. One of the artillery units of militants stationed in the Krasnyi Luch village was carrying out target practice on the ground in the area south to OKTYABRSKYI.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine focused on the protection and defense of platoon strong points and checkpoints. Our divisions created additional amount of ammunition, carried out repairs and maintenance of OVTs, engineering retrofit of defensive lines.