During the past day, it was quiet in the ATO area on Lugansk direction. But, near the village of Trinity militants fired unsightly towards the positions of ATO forces. Also, there were two short-term sighted shootings at Ukrainian positions from small arms in Mariupol area near Shyrokyne. On Donetsk direction, compared with the previous day, the number of attacks has increased significantly. Total overnight it was recorded 33 cases of violation of ceasefire by pro-Russian militants. This was said by the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on ATO issues Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk during a briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
In particular, north of Gorlovka militants opened fire with heavy machine guns. In the evening they fired at Ukrainian positions near Zaitseve and Mayorsk from 82 mm and 120 mm mortar launchers. Also, there were two armed provocation near Verkhnetoretske: militants used small arms for about 50 minutes. Near the Donetsk airport it was recorded 7 attacks, during which militants used grenade launchers and heavy machine gun, and near Mar’inka three militants used hand grenades and small arms. The militants have also resumed attacks near Svitlodarsk. “Near the village of Luganske, four times they opened unsighted fire from heavy machine guns. Also, there was more than half hour long provocation of the mercenaries with small arms near the village of Kodema,”- said the spokesman. He said that one soldier of Ukrainian Armed Forces was wounded in the hostilities.
Oleksandr Motuzyanyk also noted that the militants are currently concentrated in the area of Sokilnyky, Holmivske and Donetske tanks and self-propelled artillery caliber over 100 mm. ATO forces already submitted this information to the observers of the SMM of OSCE.
The Security Service of Ukraine detained the spotter of the artillery of so-called DPR. “He watched the movement of military convoys of Ukrainian Armed Forces near the village of Novgorodske. The militants used the obtained information for firing at Ukrainian positions and mining roads,”- detailed the spokesman. In addition, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine found a cache of weapons near the village of Pokrovske, Artemisk district of Donetsk region, containing anti-tank and anti-personnel mines and a device for making hidden stretches.
Oleksandr Motuzyanyk reported that officers of civil-military cooperation together with volunteer organizations have delivered medical supplies and medicines to the city hospitals of Mar’inka, Krasnohorivka and Kurakhove, and delivered food and hygiene kits to families with many children in Krasnohorivka.