Today the situation in the east of Ukraine became somewhat worse. Militants increased the number of attacks and more often used heavy weapons – mortars and armored vehicles. Also, the “sniper war” goes on. 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 Anti-Terrorist Operation, insurgents made one shot from anti-tank grenade launcher (PTKR) in Slavyanoserbsky district.
In Donetsk region of the ATO area, militants violated the regime of silence on all fronts. In particular, they used the heavy weapons in Svitlodarsk district and in near Horlivka. Most of the attacks were aimed. Instead, in the area of Donetsk airport (from Avdiyivka to Pisky), separatists reduced the number of provocations and did not use heavy weapons.
On Mariupol direction, the enemy has concentrated activity near Krasnohorivka and Maryinka. In particular, militants used three 82 mm mortars, twice – 120mm mortars, and once shelled at Ukrainian positions with the weapons of an infantry armored carrier (BMP). Also, the enemy snipers were shooting in the outskirts of Donetsk (in the village of Trudovska).
For the past day, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action.
According to the intelligence department of MoD, as a result of clashes with ATO forces in the area of the village of Zaitseve, the militants of the so-called “3rd Infantry Brigade separate of DPR suffered serious losses: 8 occupants were killed, 20 – wounded.