For the first time in nearly 8 months since August 27, 2015, the number of enemy attacks on Ukrainian troops exceeded 100. The longest shelling lasted for 2 hours, said the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at the briefing in the Information Center of the Ukraine’s National Security Service, Joinfo.ua reports.
In the evening, in the Luhansk sector, militants blatantly violated the truce near Stanytsia Luhanska. They fired a mortar twice. It should be recalled that the pedestrian Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint has been closed due to the tense situation.
In addition, militants fired on Ukrainian troops in the villages of Krymske and Zolote. In total, yesterday there were 6 enemy attacks in Luhansk sector. Besides, in the village of Troitske a civilian woman was injured in a trip wire explosion. She was rushed to the hospital.
In the Donetsk sector about half of all attacks were in Avdiyivka, where occupants have been firing around the clock, trying to push to the west.
Also, the situation was tense in Svitlodarsk district and near Horlivka (on all fronts, but above all, in Zaitseve), and on the position of the coalmine Putylivska, also known as the coalmine Butivka-Donetska.
During the past day there were 74 attacks in the Donetsk sector (17 of them – with heavy weapons).
In the Mariupol sector, in the evening, the enemy attacked Ukrainian positions between Novotroitske and Dokuchayevsk. The attack was carried out with a powerful fire support of 120mm mortar and infantry fighting vehicles. Through strict coordination of two adjacent bases of the ATO forces, Ukrainian troops repelled the attack without loss. A group of militants receded. In addition, the forces ATO punctured an enemy armored vehicle (BMP-1).
Also, in Mar’inka militants made a series of powerful attacks (including snipers), which lasted more than 10 hours (almost all daytime). In addition, the enemy used mortars near Berezove, and 122mm artillery – near Bohdanivka. In the past day there were 24 enemy attacks in the Mariupol sector.
During the past day of hostilities one Ukrainian soldier was killed, 3 more were wounded in action.