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ATO latest news: in Donetsk region militants continued armed provocations without heavy weapons

On January 8, 2016, the situation in the Anti-Terrorist Operation area were tense. Militants continue to commit crimes against local civilians in the occupied territory
ATO latest news: in Donetsk region militants continued armed provocations without heavy weapons

For the past day of hostilities none of Ukrainian soldiers was killed or injured, according to the information, released by the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at a briefing in the Information Center of the National Security Service of Ukraine.

In Luhansk region of the ATO area the situation remained calm.

In Donetsk region mercenaries conducted shelling at Ukrainian positions in Svitlodarsk district from several different points south of the village of Luhanske. Also, an enemy sniper shot at least once in the area.

North of Horlivka the situation was relatively calm. Militants broke the silence once in Mayorsk. But east of Novgorodske it was recorded 12 attacks at Ukrainian positions, mostly with guns. Militants were firing almost all day in this area. Also, snipers shot twice.

Pro-Russian militants were shelling east of Troitske on the contact line between Horlovka and Yasynuvata. Near the Donetsk airport, the situation did not change – militants conducted occasional provocations along all the front without the use of heavy weapons.

In Mariupol district, militants conducted aimed fire from small arms for three times in Mar’inka.

According to the MoD, militants continue to commit crimes against the civilian population of the occupied territories. Thus, in Yenakiyeve town there were numerous cases of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment of civilians. The occupation administration (including so-called “Ministry of State Security of the Donetsk People’s Republic”) has a conflict with the militants and has already arrested one gunman.

Also, the Security Service of Ukraine in cooperation with border guards has detained a man, who held a senior position in the occupation administration of the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Rpublic” in Perevalskyi district of Luhansk region.

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