Yesterday, militants violated the ceasefire along the entire contact line. Krasnohorivka was in the epicenter of the confrontation. This was announced today by Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration on the issues of ATO at a briefing in Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.
A difficult situation was near Donetsk airport: “The enemy turned to the tactics of 24 hours shelling at Ukrainian positions. However, militants used the heavy weapons occasionally in the area of the front line between Avdiyivka and Pisky, but the snipers are active in he area, “- said Colonel Motuzyanyk. He also noted that the militants keep MRLS Grad-P (“Partizan”) on the contact line and use them occasionally. Yesterday illegal armed groups fired four missiles at Kurakhovka village, located 12 km from the boundary line. In addition, on Donetsk direction near the village Novhorodske, militants used 120mm mortar launchers. Near the village of Luhanske they used the arms of infantry fighting vehicles, small arms and grenade launchers. In Mayorsk, north of Horlivka, there were two short-term provocations against the ATO forces.
In Luhansk area, three militants violated the regime of silence on the front line Shchastya – Trokhizbenka along the Seversky Donets river. Members of illegal armed groups used rocket launchers of different systems and 82-mm mortar. “On Mariupol direction, in Novtoroyitske village militants got into clash with the ATO forces. Also yesterday, it was restless in Shyrokynu, where militants launched two attacks from the 82-mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and small armes, “- said Colonel.
In Donetsk region near Avdiyivka and Mariupol, nine flights of hostile drones were recorded. “There were two Russian drones for the reconnaissance along the state border near Luhansk and Kharkiv regions”, – said Colonel Motuzyanyk.
During the last day of hostilities two Ukrainian military were killed, 10 – were injured. In addition, said Alexander Motuzyanyk, according to updated information on December 8, nine Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.
Today in Kyiv and Kharkiv, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) defused the subversive groups, which, according to available information, planned to organize terrorist attacks in Kyiv and Kharkiv. Among the detainees – 3 Russian citizens, 3 citizens of Ukraine. “The 7th criminal – the leader of the gang – tried an armed resistance and was killed,” – said Oleksandr Motuzyanyk. During the confrontation, one officer of the special division “Alpha” was shot, protecting the child, another one injured. “The militants were well-armed. Only in one place in Kyiv SBU seized 8 improvised explosive devices, 4 kg of TNT, automatic weapons, grenades and more than 40 grenades and about 2 thousand rounds of ammunition, and components of explosive devices and weapons, “- said Colonel.
Law enforcements found four caches of weapons in the ATO area – near the village of Opytne, Kurakhove, Kodema and Pervomaiske – with large amount of ammo.