During November 10, the militants fired at the positions of ATO forces on northwestern and western outskirts of Horlivka including Mayorsk, Dzerzhynsk and Novhorodske near Donetsk. They used small arms and grenade launchers, Joinfo.ua reports.
The militant snipers were firing near Novhorodske for several minutes. “On the frontline between Horlivka and Yasynuvata it was tensed only on frontline positions near Verkhnyotoretske. The enemy was firing from an infantry combat vehicle BMP-2 and an anti-aircraft mount ZU-23-2 for an hour,” – said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, spokesman of Administration of the President of Ukraine on ATO matters on a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. The most complicated situation was detected on the western outskirts of Donetsk between Avdiyivka and Mar’inka. It could be heard the firings from militants’ small arms and grenade launchers during the day, but at night the militant groups became more active. “The enemy was not using heavy weapons, such as mortars and artillery in the area,” – said Colonel.
In the Luhansk sector, militants used 120-mm mortars near Popasna. Several mines, launched by the militants, shelled directly the residential areas. “Militants were firing from Molodizhne outskirts to the occupied Pervomaysk,” – said Colonel Motuzyanyk.
In the Mariupol sector the militants made two provocations in Shyrokyne, they were using small arms. “No Ukrainian militaries died for the past day, but four soldiers were wounded in the fight,” – added Colonel Motuzyanyk.
Ukraine’s Security Service neutralized explosive devices on the roads in Donbas. “A 120-mm mine with a plastic explosive and electric detonator was discovered near Chermalyk Volnovakha district of Donetsk region. It was planted on the roadside on the way used by both civilian vehicles and military equipment of ATO forces,” said ATO spokesman. SBU discovered five 120-mm pieces of high-explosive shells near Zholobok village in Luhansk region. Explosive mechanism of the pieces in question is based on TNT blocks and an antitank mine. “The mine was planted along the planned movement route of the Ukrainian Armed Forces convoy,” noted Colonel Motuzyanyk.
In Kharkiv region SBU prevented an attempt to smuggle VSS Vintorez sniper rifles, Kalashnikov rifles, grenade launchers, ammunition and explosive into Ukraine. “During the operation a smuggler – resident of Luhansk region – was detained. His accomplice, who took the weapons to the state border, fled to Russia,” – said Colonel Motuzyanyk. SBU also detained a Russian mercenary in Artemivsk. A native of Russia’s Riazan region, convicted for a murder, illegally crossed Ukraine’s state border and was trying to enlist in the DPR militant group.