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84 attacks on Ukrainian positions and 11 wounded soldiers in 1 day of “Russian cease-fire”

Pro-Russian militants continue to violate cease-fire agreement and there are more and more attacks on Ukrainian Army positions everyday! Today the number of violations got to the highest number since the end of August 2015. Just in the last 24 hours pro-Russian militants shelled Ukrainian fortifications 84 times, they also used weapon which was banned by Minsk protocol! In one day of Russian-style “truce” 11 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded.

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

Below is the report posted by Headquarters of Anti-Terrorist Operation press center today at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone in the last 24 hours remains tense. Illegal armed groups of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) shelled Ukrainian positions near Donetsk and Mariupol.

The enemy attacked our positions near Krasnohorivka 14 times using grenade launchers, small firearms and 82 mm mortars.

Ukrainian fortification in Luhanske, Mariinka, Pisky, Opytne, Novhorodske, Troitske and Shyrokyne were shelled with the use of different types of grenade launchers. Besides that the enemy used anti-aircraft guns attacking Opytne and weapon of APC attacking Novhorodske.

Our positions in Talakivka, Hnutove, Adviivka, Zaitseve, Mayorsk and Butivka coal mine were shelled by 82 and 120 mm mortars.

In total in the last 24 hours pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire 84 times. In some cases our soldiers had to return fire using weapon allowed by Minsk Agreements.

Spokesman of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Lysenko has reported that 11 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the last 24 hours, no Ukrainian soldier was killed. See report here. At the same time there were no cease-fire violations registered in Lugansk Region.

 

ATO Press Center reported 11 cease-fire violations in Donetsk Region in the last 12 hours

ATO Press Center reported 11 cease-fire violations in Donetsk Region in the last 12 hours. Ukrainian Army fortifications near Shyrokyne were also attacked at night.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Today in the morning ATO Press Center posted new report that covers the situation in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions starting from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today morning. You can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news. Below is full translation of their post into English.

Starting from 18:00 yesterday and till 6:00 pro-Russian mercenaries violated cease-fire agreement 11 times along the contact line. At 20:20 the enemy was shelling out fortifications near Shyrokyne for half an hour.

Also the enemy sporadically shelled our positions near Mayorske, Avdiivka, Luhanske, Pisky and Krasnohorivka using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. Since the distance between out positions and the enemy was pretty big and they didn’t attempt to get close to fortifications of military units of Armed Forces of Ukraine, our soldiers didn’t return the fire.

Situation in ATO zone today December 5, 2015

Situation in ATO zone today December 5, 2015

Full size map on situation in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine is available at http://mediarnbo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/05-12_eng.jpg

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has reported today that Ukrainian Army lost 1 KIA and 3 WIA in the last 24 hours. See their complete report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

As it was reported on a briefing today by Col. Andriy Lysenko, speaker of President Administration on ATO, in the last 24 hours 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed and 3 soldiers were wounded.

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