During December 3, in ATO area there were fightings only in Donetsk region: near Horlivka, in Zaitseve, Mayorsk, in the part of Dzerzhynsk near the city council and near the territory of Donetsk airport. Militants used small arms and grenade launchers. They attacked Ukrainian position using weapon of an infantry fighting vehicle. At the same time in Krasnohorivka and Mar’inka, the situation was calm for the first time in several weeks. “No Ukrainian soldiers were killed, but three soldiers were wounded in a fight,” – said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of Presidential Administration on the issues of ATO at the briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
Colonel Motuzyanyk also said that the military discipline in the ranks of LPR’s militants had worsened recently. “The recent incident when drunk militants mortared own positions is being investigated by the Russia’s Federal Security Service commission,” – noted the ATO spokesman. “Besides militants express dissatisfaction about the considerable difference in the amount of payment to soldiers of the Russian Federation and the mercenaries. It can be five times less than the wage of Russian soldiers.”
In Avdiyivka the law enforcements detained a local resident, in whose apartments the seized three grenades for automatic grenade launchers and about 200 rounds of ammunition for automatic weapons. He allegedly found them in a trench shelter on the outskirts of the town. Additionally in Donetsk region three caches with weapons were discovered: one near Novomykhailivka (with 15 rounds of ammunition for a mounted grenade launcher, 1 in Tsukuryne with two 152-mm blast fragmentation warheads) and one more in an abandoned garage in Avdiyivka where three 200-gm TNT blocks were stored.