In the Luhansk sector of the area of the Anti Terrorist Operation, militants again violated the truce in Popasna district and opened fire from grenade launchers and anti-aircraft guns, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the information released today by Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues at the briefing in the Analytical-Information Center of the Ukrainian Security Service.
The most difficult situation remains in the Donetsk sector, militants carried out 49 attacks on Ukrainian army’s strongholds. The main “hot spots” were in the vicinity of Horlivka (in Zaitseve and Novhorodske) and near Donetsk (Avdiyivka and the airport). There invaders conducted powerful attacks with mortars and with tube artillery.
Over the past day in the Donetsk sector, militants fired on positions of the ATO forces at least 100 shells and several artillery projectiles. In Svitlodarsk district, enemy traditionally uses armored vehicles (BMPs).
Also, invaders suffered serious losses yesterday. According to the Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence, yesterday 5 occupants were killed and 9 were wounded in action. They were from three divisions of the Russian occupation forces.
In the Mariupol sector the situation was also complicated along the front line.
Militants conducted mortar shelling in Krasnohorivka and Shyrokyne. Most of the enemy armed provocations took place in Mar’inka. Due to sharp increase of militant shelling, the ATO forces repeatedly and effectively opened fire in response. In total there were 17 enemy attacks in the Mariupol sector.
No Ukrainian soldier was killed, one was wounded in action yesterday during mortar attack near Avdiyivka.