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ATO latest news: Russian troops arrived in Donetsk region to conduct trainings of illegal armed groups on offensive tactics

Militants continued provocations and shelling. Enemy snipers intensified shooting in Svitlodarsk district of Donetsk region
ATO latest news: Russian troops arrived in Donetsk region to conduct trainings of illegal armed groups in offensive tactics

On January 20, in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Luhansk region the silence mode was respected completely, said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues at the briefing in Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service, Joinfo.ua reports.

In Donetsk region, in Svitlodarsk district it was relatively quiet, but militants broke the silence mode twice in the villages of Troitske and Luhanske. In Zaitseve there were 3 sniper attacks from the militants’ side. The most difficult situation was in the Donetsk airport, where insurgents often broke the truce. In particular, there were two intense firefights between occupiers and the forces of ATO in the village of Pisky. In addition, along the front line from Avdiyivka to Pisky militants carried out a series of small provocations.

Mariupol district: in Maryinka enemy snipers intensified shooting – there were 5 such episodes during the last day. In Talakivka militants conducted short-mortar shelling. Moreover, insurgents broke the silence mode in Krasnohorivka and Starohnativka.

Also, Ukrainian border guards detected two enemy UAV flights over the village of Shyrokyne.

For the last day none of Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 6 were wounded in action.

Besides, according to the MoD intelligence department, in Torez town insurgents began trainings conducted under the supervision of officers of the Russian Armed Forces, who arrived in the town on the eve. They are practicing in offensive operations of attack groups.

However, drunk Russian military continue to deteriorate relations with local residents. In this view, the occupation authorities decided to restrict the movements of Russian troops outside the points of deployment.

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