ATO Press Center reports about further escalations of the conflict in the East of Ukraine. Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 81 times in the last 24 hours despite cease-fire agreement singed in Minsk. That’s the highest number of cease-fire violations registered since the beginning of 2016. 120 mm mortars banned by Minsk Protocol were also used. Ukraine lost 1 KIA and 3 WIA.
Below is the report of ATO Headquarters Press Center posted this morning at www.facebook.com/ato.news
In the last 24 hours pro-Russian gangs continued to shell positions of Ukrainian Army using different type of weapon.
Near Donetsk the enemy used grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small firearms attacking our fortifications in Mariinka, Avdiivka, Pisky, Opytne and Butivka coal mine. Krasnohorivka was attacked by mortars.
Near Svitlodarsk our positions in Luhanske were attacked with the use of high caliber machine guns. Near Horlivka Ukrainian positions in Troitske and Verhnyotoretske were attacked with a use of small firearms and grenade launchers.
Our fortifications in Zaitseve and Mayorks were under intensive mortar fire of 82 and 120 mm caliber, grenade launcher and small firearms were also used.
Ukrainian positions in Talakivka near Mariupol were also attacked with the use of mortars. In total the enemy attacked positions of ATO forces 81 times in the last 24 hours.
Full-size map of cease-fire violations in the East of Ukraine is available at http://mediarnbo.org
Casualties, 1 KIA and 3 WIA, were reported by National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine at http://mediarnbo.org