During December 16, militants conducted armed provocations of low intensity. This was announced today by Colonel Andriy Lysenko, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on the ATO issues at the briefing in Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service, Joinfo.ua reports.
On Luhansk and Mariupol direction, militants showed no activity there yesterday. At the same time, there was a “sniper war” in the area (primarily near Avdiyivka and Pisky).
In Svitlodarsk district, militants violated the silence near the village Luhanske, using a grenade launcher and a machine gun. The similar situation is in the vicinity of Horlivka (in Zaitseve, Leninske and Novgorodske). It should be noted that all these attacks were unsighted and lasted often less than 15 minutes.
Most of the provocations were recorded yesterday in the village Pisky. It should be noted that the shelling continued throughout the day (from 7 a.m. to 23 p.m.).
Snipers of militants, occupying positions in the territory of the Donetsk state factory of chemical products and in the local cemetery, close to the airport runway, made 4 sighting firing at Ukrainian troops.
In addition, silence was broken on the front lines Avdiyivka – Opytne, where a sniper was shooting on the direction from the village Spartak.