On Tuesday, the situation in the east of Ukraine deteriorated. Militants have intensified shelling at Ukrainian positions in Donetsk and Mariupol districts. They sporadically conducted shelling from mortars and tanks. The forces of Anti-Terrorist Operation have opened fire in response to the most flagrant insurgents’ provocations. This information was released today at the briefing in the Information Center of the National Security Service of Ukraine by the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko, Joinfo.ua reports.
In Luhansk region of the area of ATO, the past day was completely calm.
In Donetsk region, militants broke the silence mode along the front line. Near the village of Zaitseve, which is north of the occupied Horlivka town, insurgents have conducted shelling at Ukrainian positions from 82 mm mortars twice throughout the day: in the morning and after dark.
Also, the militants conducted powerful mortar attack at the positions of the ATO forces near the village of Troitske southwest of Horlivka, where enemies released 20 mines of 82 mm caliber during 30 minutes.
The largest number of attacks militants conducted near the Donetsk airport. Also, the enemy snipers intensified their activity and carried out seven attacks near the Donetsk airport. Near Pisky (area of Donetsk airport), Ukrainian positions were fired from tank weapons.
In Mariupol district, there were hot spots in Maryinka and Krasnogorivka. In Krasnohorivka militants conducted mortar attack.
Insurgents almost perpetually fired at the forces of ATO after sunset with anti-aircraft installations, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. As a result of one of these attacks one of Ukrainian soldiers was wounded.