On November 20, the situation is tense in the area. The militants did not stop the armed provocations on the contact line. One Ukrainian soldier killed and three injured, Joinfo.ua reports.
At the briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center, the spokesman of Administration of the President of Ukraine on ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko said that on Lugansk direction the militants once violated the ceasefire on the Bakhmutska road near the village of Novotoshkivske, using heavy machine guns and grenade launchers, Joinfo.ua reports.
On Donetsk direction, they broke the truce near Verkhnetoretske and Novgorodske. The tension is increasing in Donetsk airport area, in particular, near Pisky and Avdiyivka. The militants opened fire from small arms and grenade launchers. At the same time, west of Donetsk the mercenaries fired unsightly twice from 82-mm mortars on our positions not far from Mar’inka and Krasnohorivka.
However, the fact of using mortars shows that the militants violate the Minsk agreement and an agreement on withdrawal of weapons of caliber less than 100 millimeters. “Militants located near Dokuchaivsk, south of Donetsk, shot randomly at Ukrainian positions near Berezove,” – said the spokesperson.
In this regard, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the OSCE observation mission agreed on the exchange of operational information.
Chief of General Staff – Commander Ukrainian Armed Forces General of the Army Viktor Muzhenko informed the representatives of the international mission on the facts of the use of heavy weapons by illegal armed groups – MLRS, 120-mm and 82-mm mortars.
In Mariupol direction the militants was shelling at the village of Shyrokyne – they used small arms, and then a grenade launcher.
For the past day, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and three were wounded.