Yesterday, at the contact line militants, who temporarily control the territory of destroyed Donetsk airport, opened fire on the positions of ATO forces near Opytne and Pisky. “During the fighting one Ukrainian soldier was killed. Along the rest of the contact line the situation was calm, “- said the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on ATO issues Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk during a briefing in the Ukrainian media crisis center.
In Kostyantynivka town police caught a criminal nicknamed “Pankrat”, who organized a militants’ intelligence network. After the liberation of the town from the militants last summer, he organized and led a clandestine gang of 7 people. “During the search of the detained militant, police found communication devices, computer, topographic maps,” – said Colonel Motuzyanyk.
In addition, in Artemivsk district of Donetsk region, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) found caches with ammunition: almost 9 kilograms of TNT bombs, anti-personnel mine MON-50, 500 g of plastids, 5 grenades.
“Yesterday, 20 cars with humanitarian cargo from the Swiss Embassy in Ukraine passed through Novotroitske checkpoint, carying more than 260 tons of chemichals for industrial water treatment,” – said Colonel. Also, 6 trucks with humanitarian aid oassed through Zaitseve checkpoint. They were loaded with 80 tons of food from foreign benefactors” – said Colonel Motuzyanyk.
It should be recalled that on October 25 one Ukrainian soldier was wounded, when the militants used small arms and rocket launchers to attack Ukrainian positions near Donetsk.