71 attacks on Ukrainian positions, militants shelled checkpoint used by civilians to cross contact line

Despite cease-fire agreement the situation in the East of Ukraine gets worse. The number of attacks on Ukrainian positions increased to 71 in the last 24 hours. The enemy used banned 82 and 120 mm mortars and also ATGM. 2 soldiers were wounded. Last night pro-Russian militants also shelled checkpoint used by civilians going in and out of occupied part of Donetsk Region. Border guard service posted the video of the incident, the checkpoint was attacked with the use of grenade launchers.

Shelling of "Mariinka" Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

Shelling of “Mariinka” Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

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Shelling of “Mariinka” Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

Shelling of "Mariinka" Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

Shelling of “Mariinka” Checkpoint, grenades exploding nearby

This is “Mariinka” checkpoint located on the contact line in Donetsk Region. It was attacked already after it was closed for civilians at 9:10 pm. Yesterday 4250 people and 1270 vehicles crossed that checkpoint during the day, that is a total number of people going to and out of occupied by pro-Russian militants territory. Militants used AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher and weapon of APC during the attack, the attack was from the direction of Oleksandrivka village controlled by so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. There were no reports about wounded.

During last 24 hours Headquarters of ATO Press Center made two reports, each covers 12 hours. Below is the report made last night that covers situation from 6 am till 6 pm of Jan 28 2016. You can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Pro-Russian militants don’t stop to shell positions of Armed Forces of Ukraine. During the last 24 hours cease-fire violations were registered in all areas.

The enemy attacked attacked our fortifications near Krasnohorivka using small firearms, high caliber machine guns, anti-aircraft guns and 82 and 120 mm mortars.

Near Svitlodarsk the enemy attacked our positions near Mayorks, Troitske and Myronivske using grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns.

The situation near Donetsk Airport was also tense. Ukrainian fortifications near Pisky, Opytne and Butivka coal mine were attacked with the use of grenade launchers and machine guns.

In Lugansk Region the enemy attacked our positions near Sokolniki with the use of ATGM.

Today the mercenaries violated cease-fire 25 times.

Today ATO Press Center made 2nd report that covers the situation in the last 12 hours from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today Jan 29 2016. You can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news/posts

Pro-Russian militants don’t stop shelling positions of Armed Forces of Ukraine. In the last 24 hours gangs of pseudo-republics violates cease-fire 71 times in Donbass.

Near Svitlodarsk the enemy shelled our fortifications in Zaitseve using 82 mm mortars. Positions in Novhorodske and Mayorsk were attacked with the use of grenade launches, high caliber machine guns and APC.

Ukrainian positions near temporary occupied Donetsk in Opytne, Pisky, Avdiivka and Butivka coal mine were attacked with the use of different type of weapon.

The situation near Mariinka was tense. Ukrainian warriors had to return fire.

The number of attacks increase and the area also gets bigger. At the same time terrorists are shelling areas where civilians live provoking our soldiers to return fire.

At 21:10 Kremlin mercenaries shelled “Mariinka” checkpoint of State Border Guard Service using automatic grenade launchers and APC.

According to information available, militants are planning similar provocations at other checkpoints, particularly near Artemivsk.

This shows that militants and their Kremlin masters don’t want peace for Donbass.

The map below shows attacks in the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours, you can see full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Map of attacks on Ukrainian positions in ATO zone in the last 24 hours

Map of attacks on Ukrainian positions in ATO zone in the last 24 hours

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