Archive for November 2015

The number of attacks in ATO zone on the East of Ukraine increased to 60 in the last 24 hours

The number of attacks on Ukrainian army positions in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine goes up everyday. In the last 24 hours Russian terrorists violated cease-fire agreement 60 times all along the contact line using heavy weapon. Most of the attacks took place near Donetsk.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Today evening ATO Press Center released new report that covers the period of time from 6 am to 6 pm. There were 23 cease-fire violations. See report at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today in ATO zone terrorists concentrated almost all attacks near Donetsk. There were provocative shelling at Pisky, Novhorodske, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Opytne and Mariinka with the use of weapon of BMP armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. Terrorist snipers also fired at Pisky. Shchastya city located near Lugansk was shelled with grenade launchers. In total from 6 am till 6 pm terrorists fired in the direction of our positions 23 times. 22 times out of 23 near Donetsk.

This morning ATO Press Center release a report that covers the period from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today. In total there were 37 cease-fire violations registered. See more details at 37 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions reported in the last 12 hours in ATO zone

The total number of cease-fire violations in the last 24 hours bases on ATO Press Center reports is 60.

The locations mentioned in the report where attacks were registered are marked on the map below.

37 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions reported in the last 12 hours in ATO zone

ATO Press Center posted another report that covers last 12 hours. According to that Russian terrorists violated cease-fire agreement in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions 37 times starting from 6 pm last night till 6 am today morning.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Here is ATO Press Center report available in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Last 24 hours in ATO zone, same as previous day, were tense. The enemy fired in all directions along the contact line. As usual most of provocative shelling happened near Donetsk. Terrorists fired in the direction of Opytne, Mariinka, Pisky, Nevelske, Novhorodske and Avdiivka using high caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and small fire arms.

Mercenaries shelled Mayorske, Zaitseve, Stanytia Luhanska, Hranitne and Shyrokyne using mortars, weapon of BMP armored vehicles. grenade launchers and small fire arms. In total from 18:00 last evening and till 6 in the morning there 37 shelling.

As for the previous 12 hours, ATO Press Center didn’t report the number of cease-fire violations in the East of Ukraine, so it’s impossible to calculate the total amount of Russian terrorists attacks in the last 24 hour. Obviously that number dramatically increased comparing to the last few days.

Yesterday National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reported that in the last 24 hours no Ukrainian soldier was killed and only one was wounded during military actions. Also 2 soldiers of Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed by a landmine near Krymske village in Lugansk Region. See report here http://mediarnbo.org

Lugansk Regional Administration also reported that yesterday on November 22 one Ukrainian soldier was killed and another one was wounded by a land mine near Malynove village when they were moving on a vehicle.

This village is located on the way to checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska, hundreds of vehicles go that direction to pick up their relatives and friends. There could be more victims if civilian vehicle got on that mine.

George Tuka, the head of Lugansk Region

See Lugansk Regional Administration Report at www.facebook.com/odalug

 

47 cease-fire violations registered in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours

ATO Press Center released another report today on the situation in the East of Ukraine. In total Russian terrorists violated cease-fire agreement 47 times in the last 24 hours. They started sporadic provocative fire and also attacked Ukrainian fortifications using grenade launchers and weapon of BMP armored vehicles.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is ATO Press Center report published last evening at 18:00. See the post at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today, same as previous days, Russian-terrorist mercenaries made most of attacks near Donetsk. They opened sporadic fire in the direction of Avdiivka, Opytne, Krasnohorivka, Novhorodske, Mariinka and Pervomaiske using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms.

They also fired twice in the direction of Lozove and Troitske using grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns.

In total there were 17 cease-fire violations registered, 2 of them in Artemisk direction and 15 near Donetsk.

Today ATO Press Center published another report that covers the situation in the East of Ukraine from 18:00 yesterday till 6 am today morning. See the post at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone remains tense. Starting from 18:00 yesterday and till now Russian-terrorist mercenaries fired 30 times. They fired sporadically 15 times near Donetsk.

Militants fired in the direction of Avdiivka, Nevelske, Troitske and Krasnohorivka using weapon of BMP armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. In Artemivsk direction they fired at Luhanske, Zaitseve and Mayorsk using mortars, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. They used 82 mm mortars near Mayorsk.

Terrorists attacked our positions near Troitske using 82 mm mortars and they attacked Ukrainian positions near Hranitne and Shyrokyne using small fire arms.

The map below shows Ukrainian positions in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions that were attacked in the last 24 hours. The number of cease-fire violations has increased.

National Security and Defense Council reported today that no Ukrainian soldier was killed during military activities in the ATO zone and only 1 soldier was wounded. See report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

ATO Press Center reports 37 cease-fire violations on the East of Ukraine, 3 soldiers were killed

ATO Press Center reports 37 cease-fire violations in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions on the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours. Russian terrorists used mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns and small fire arms. 3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by radio-controlled roadside bomb near Zolote village.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Here is ATO Press Center report posted today in the morning. See original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Starting from 6 pm last evening and till the morning Russian-terrorist mercenaries continued sporadic fire and shelled out positions near Donetsk, Lugansk and Mariupol.

Terrorists opened fire in the direction of Novhorodske, Mariinka, Opytne, Pisky and Avdiivka using small fire arms.

At the same time they attacked Novotoshkivka and Shyrokyne using mortars, grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms.

In total from yesterday evening till today morning mercenaries opened fire 16 time, 5 times attacking out positions.

Later today ATO Press Center posted another report on the situation during the day. See original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today from 6 am till 6 pm Russian-terrorist mercenaries opened fire 21 times in the direction of our positions near Donetsk and Artemivsk. Putin’s mercenaries shelled Zaitseve and Mayorks using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms.

Using same type of weapon followers of so-called “Russian World” shelled Nevelske, Pisky, Krasnohorivka and Mariinka. They attacked our positions near Zaitseve and Krasnohorivka using 82 mm mortars.

Information about casualties was posted by National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine at http://mediarnbo.org

3 Ukrainian soldiers got killed by radio-controlled roadside bomb near Zolote village in Lugansk Region.

ATO Press Center reports 43 cease-fire violations on the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours

ATO Press Center reports 43 cease-fire violations in ATO zone of Donetsk and Lugansk Regions in the last 24 hours. Terrorists used mortars, high caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and small fire arms. 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed and 8 were wounded. Ukrainian military also posted a video of MRLS launch that took place previous night from the territory controlled by pro-Russian terrorists of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

ATO Press Center made 2 reports. Each report covers 12 hours and in total there were 43 cease-fire violations registered. Below we post each report as it is translated in English. The report on casualties is made National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine is posted at about 1 pm covering previous 24 hours.

Report #1 that covers period from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today morning. See original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Starting from 18:00 yesterday evening terrorists continued provocative attacks on our positions in Donetsk, Artemivsk and Mariupol directions.

Near Donetsk mercenaries opened fire in the direction of our positions near Novhorodske, Mariinka, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Avdiivka and Opytne using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms.

Near Artemivsk they opened fire in the direction of Zaitseve, Luhanske, Popasna, Mayorsk and Lozove.

Near Mariupol and Lugansk terrorists opened fire at Shyrokyne and Stanytsia Luhanska using small fire arms.

In total starting from yesterday evening and till today morning there were 30 cease-fire violations registered.

Report #2 that covers period from 6 am till 6 pm today evening. See original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

On November 15 Russian-terrorist mercenaries continued military provocations in ATO zone. Today they were shelling our positions near Donetsk using grenade launchers and small fire arms. The worst situation was at Pisky, terrorist attacked that village 10 times, and they also used 82 mm mortars. Terrorists also fired at Opytne and Krasnohorivka.

Near Mariupol followers of so-called “Russian World” were attacking our positions near Hranitne.

In total terrorist shelled our positions 13 times.

Below is the report on causalities posted by National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine today. See original report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

The worst situation was near Donetsk Airport. Illegal armed groups cynically violated cease-fire agreement and shelled Ukrainian fortifications near Avdiivka using 120 mm mortars. As a result of that attack 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed and 8 soldiers were wounded. Mortars that were used during the attack were hidden in Putilovsky Forest, one of the parks of Donetsk.

ATO Press Center also posted a video of MRLS attack on Ukrainian army positions at Krasnohorivka that took place on November 13 at 2:38 am. On the video there are three rocket launches from Staromykhailivka village controlled by Russian terrorist troops.

ATO Press Center also posted a video of MRLS attack on Ukrainian army positions at Krasnohorivka that took place on November 13 at 2:38 am. On the video there are three rocket launches from Staromykhailivka village controlled by Russian terrorist troops.

Posted by ATO Press Center on Saturday, November 14, 2015

In the last 24 hours Ukraine lost 5 KIA and 4 WIA in ATO zone

Pro-Russian terrorists increased the number of attacks on the East of Ukraine. Just in the last 24 hours 5 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 4 more wounded. Militants used 82 mm mortars, BMP armored vehicles and grenade launcher.

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko

The information about the causalities was reported today by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko. See the briefing at media RNBO center at http://mediarnbo.org

ATO Press Center also posted report on the situation in Donetsk and Lugansk Region in the last few hours. See original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Starting from 18:00 yesterday Russian-terrorist mercenaries continued shelling our positions in all directions. Terrorists opened provocative fire near Donetsk at Opytne, Pisky, Mariinka, Novhorodske, Novoselivka Druha, Verhnyotoretske, Krasnohorivka and Avdiivka using BMP armored vehicles, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. Also terrorists used 82 mm mortars shelling Avdiivka.

On Artemivsk direction terrorists shelled Mayorsk using high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. On Mariupol direction they attacked Lomakyne using small fire arms. Also mercenaries attacked our positions near Novotoshkivske and Shyrokyne. There was an attack on Ukrainian positions at about 20:00 near Verhnyotoretske village, the enemy retreated from the battlefield. During 2 hours fight Russian-terrorist forces used not only BMP-2 armored vehicle, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms, but they also use 82 mm mortars that should be withdrawn from the contact line according to Minsk Agreements.

Map on situation in the ATO zone today

Map on situation in the ATO zone today

Lugansk Regional State Administration posted more details about terrorist attack on Ukrainian positions near Novotoshkivske. See original report in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/odalug.

Yesterday near checkpoint #29 located close to Novotoshkivske village saboteur group of about 9 men were trying to break through the front line. Militants were trying to pass by the checkpoint by a path near the checkpoint. As a result soldiers of 24th brigade got in a fight. There were no killed or wounded from the Ukrainian side, one terrorist was killed and two more were wounded.

Militants were running so fast that they left one of the killed terrorist in the forest. Probably those were same terrorists who were saying that they managed to put their flag near the checkpoint. Our soldiers pushed them back. I think that now saboteurs of militants will know that any of them can die for the rag that they put near the checkpoint.

– George Tuka, the head of Lugansk Regional Administration

 

 

Russian army veteran killed in one of the attacks on Ukrainian positions in Lugansk Region

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine revealed identity of one of the terrorists who was killed in the recent attack on Ukrainian Army positions. That was Russian citizen who had veteran status since 2005. The attackers left his body on a battlefield in Lugansk Region.

Docs and ammunition of Russian veteran killed in Ukraine

Docs and ammunition of Russian veteran killed in Ukraine

The reports says that late at night on November 10 Ukrainian soldiers spotted enemy reconnaissance group of about 15-20 men in ATO zone near Novozvanivka village located in Lugansk Region.

At 22:00 Russian-terrorist mercenaries tried to attack our soldiers near Novozvanivka. When saboteurs got closer the commander made a decision to open fire. The enemy retreated and tried to go around at the left flank. Ukrainian soldiers opened fire again. Enemy retreated taking wounded and killed with them.

ATO Press Center report at www.facebook.com/ato.news

After reconnaissance group got closer to Ukrainian soldiers positions a fight started, as a result the enemy retreated. After that militants tried to get to the back of Ukrainian soldiers from the left flank, but they were pushed back again and retreated with casualties.

Documents issued by Russian Federation that indicate veteran status of killed terrorist

Documents issued by Russian Federation that indicates veteran status of killed terrorist

Ukrainian military found a body of killed terrorist and some documents. The name of that person is Oleg Ovsyannіkov and he was military veteran since 2005, documents were issued in Kirovskiy Region of Russian Federation in Omutninsk city located about 2000 km from the Ukrainian village where he was killed. He also had 4 grenades and other equipment for planting mine traps.

Distance from Omutninsk to Novozvanivka

Distance from Omutninsk to Novozvanivka

Reported by General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at www.facebook.com/GeneralStaff.ua

 

Security Service of Ukraine stopped vehicles with illegal cargo in ATO zone

Security Service of Ukraine stopped two vehicles with cargo in ATO zone near Novobahmutivka village in Donetsk region.

Illegal cargo to uncontrolled territory

Illegal cargo to uncontrolled territory

A minivan and a car were trying to get to the territory of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic avoiding checkpoint. The total cost of cargo was over 750 thousand UAH, there was clothes, shoes and perfumery.

Illegal cargo to uncontrolled territory

Illegal cargo to uncontrolled territory

Also Security Service stopped cargo truck near Peredilske village in Lugansk Region. The driver was trying to deliver cargo to the territory occupied by terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, there were cigarettes worth about 150 thousand UAH.

Illegal cargo to uncontrolled territory

Illegal cargo to uncontrolled territory

Security Service investigates who organized illegal traffic.

Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at www.sbu.gov.ua

Over 50 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours reported by ATO Press Center

The number of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in ATO zone has dramatically increased. ATO Press Center reported over 50 cease-fire violations in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions in the last 24 hours.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below are the reports as they are posted by ATO Press Center. From 8:15 am November 9 till 6 pm there were 19 cease-fire violations and from 6 pm same day till 1:05 am November 10 there were 33 attacks. We also marked on Google Map all positions of the Ukrainian Army along the contact line that were attacked.

Posted yesterday at 6:11 pm at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Russian terrorist troops continue to shell our positions using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms near Donetsk. Starting from 8:15 they shelled Opytne and Novhorodske 5 times. Mariinka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka and Troitske were attacked with the use of grenade launchers. Mayorsk and Dzerzhinsk located near Artemivsk were attacked 2 times. In total there were 19 attacks registered and almost all of them were provocative.

Our intelligence located 2 tanks of terrorists that were not withdrawn from the contact line violating Minsk Agreements. One was in the school yard and another one was in a forest on the South-East of Zaitseve.

Today at 7:05 am ATO Press Center posted another report, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Starting from 6 pm terrorists opened provocative fire in the direction of our positions 33 times. Near Donetsk they shelled Pisky 11 times using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms, Opytne was shelled 7 times, Mariinka was shelled 4 times, Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka were shelled 3 times each. Nevelske and Kamyanka were attacked attacked by small fire arms and Verhnyotoretske was attacked with the use of BMP-2 armored vehicle and anti-aircraft guns.

Violating Minsk Agreements Russian-terrorist mercenaries opened fire in Artemivsk direction and attacked Popasna and Boguslavske twice using 120 mm mortars.

Besides that terrorists attacked Ukrainian Army positions near Novhorodske and Mariinka 4 times using mortars and Shyrokyne (near Mariupol) was attacked not only with the use of grenade launchers and small fire arms, but they also used 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements. It was quiet in ATO zone after 1:05 am.

A little later today at 7:34 am ATO Press Center reported that 24 enemy tanks were spotted that were not withdrawn 15 km from the contact line. See original report in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Attention!!! At the time when Ukrainian military continue to follow Minsk Agreements terrorists violate them everyday. Out intelligence spotted a convoy of 20 tanks near Kalinina coal mine located in Donetsk and 4 tanks that terrorist were trying to hide near their positions close to Mariinka.

20 tanks in Donetsk that were not withdrawn from the contact line

20 tanks in Donetsk that were not withdrawn from the contact line

At 5:20 pm today ATO Press Center reported that terrorists attacked positions of Ukrainian Army in Lugansk Region using 82 mm mortars and fired at least 40 times. See original report in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

On November 10 terrorists continued to attack our positions in ATO zone in all directions. They totally disrespect Minsk Agreements. At 10:30 am Russian-terrorist mercenaries opened fire using 82 mm mortars. About 40 mines were fired at Bolotene village. Putin’s mercenaries also attacked Mayorsk using mortars. Pisky was attacked 5 times with the use of small firearms, high caliber machine guns and grenade launchers, they also attacked Opytne, Starohnativka and Hranitne.

At about 1 pm a group of about 100 men dressed in military uniform of Ukrainian type was spotted near Trudivska coal mine in Donetsk. There were also military armored vehicles near them.

ATO Press Center reported 20 cease-fire violations in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions

ATO Press Center reported 20 cease-fire violations in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions. Ukrainian soldiers didn’t return fire following Minsk Agreements.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

In the last 24 hours the situation in ATO zone was not quiet. Terrorists violated cease-fire in all sectors. Starting from 6 pm last night they attacked Mayorsk, Zaitseve and Shumy in Donetsk Region using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. In Lugansk Region they attacked Ukrainian positions near Shchastya city using grenade launchers and small fire arms. Enemy sniper was shooting near Shyrokyne located not far from Mariupol. Terrorists also used armored vehicle BMP-2, grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small firearms at least six times attacking Ukrainian positions near Pisky, they also opened fire near Verhnyotoretske, Krasnohorivka and Opytne.

Cease-fire violations in ATO zone

Cease-fire violations in ATO zone

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news