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ATO latest news: Ukrainian military had several combats with militants near Donetsk

During November 19, militants continued provocative attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops
ATO latest news: Ukrainian military had several combats with militants near Donetsk

During November 19, militants continue to carry out provocative attacks on Ukrainian military, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Information Center of the NSDC of Ukraine.

On Lugansk direction militants fired near the village of Novotoshkivske on Bakhmutskaya highway. Near Golubovske village they opened fire at Ukrainian positions from small arms and anti-aircraft installation ZU-23-2.

On Donetsk direction militants continued to carry out provocations Horlivka. They frequently used the small arms and rocket-propelled grenades near Zaitseve, Mayoske and Novgorodske. Militants were located in residential areas, and using it, they were firing at close range, said Colonel Andriy Lysenko, the spokesman of Administration of the President of Ukraine on ATO issues at the briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

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The situation is similar near the Donetsk airport. During the day, the enemy repeatedly provoked our men to fire in response, without applying the heavy weapons. Also, Ukrainian soldiers had combats with the militants near villages of Spartak and Opytne. No Ukrainian soldiers were killed or injured.

The most complicated situation was in the area between the roads Donetsk – Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk – Zaporizhzhia. In particular, the militants fired twice from MLRS Grad, each time with two rockets. Colonel Lysenko emphasized, that the shelling was carried out not at the strengthened positions of the ATO forces, but directly at the village of Krasnohorivka. In the area the militants also fired 82 mm mortar for 3 mines. Furthermore, on the defense line in Mar’inka and Krasnohorivka – they made 10 armed provocations, but without heavy weapons.

On Mariupol direction it was quiet yesterday.

For the past day one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in fighting.