During December 15 militants observed the truce on Luhansk and Mariupol directions and concentrated fire attacks on Donetsk direction, said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration on the issues of ATO at the briefing in Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service, Joinfo.ua reports.
At the same time, militants concentrated shelling on the Donetsk direction. In particular, the illegal armed groups have used small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers in the area of Pisky, Avdiyivka, Opytne and near the Donetsk airport. Also, they shot twice from the 82 millimeter mortars, which should be withdrawn according to the Minsk agreements. There were also hot spots on the outskirts of Horlivka, especially the position of the ATO forces near Novgorodske, Zaitseve, Lozove and Luganske near Svitlodarsk. It should be noted that during the day the militants carried out only one shot at Ukrainian positions, the rest were the unsighted provocations.
During the last days one Ukrainian scout was killed in a combat, another one was injured in the explosion of the stretch with a grenade.
According to intelligence reports, the security service established the identity of one of the commanders of the so-called “the 2nd Motorized Brigade” of militants located in Luhansk.
The leader, also known as “Colonel Nefyodov,” turned out to be Colonel of the Russian Armed Forces Andrey Ruzinsky, previously a commander of the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri, Armenia. There he took an active part in the escalation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and was personally involved in the situation with the shooting of an Armenian family by Russian soldier.