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91 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours, 6 soldiers wounded

Today ATO Press Center reported about dramatic increase of cease-fire violations in the East of Ukraine. In total pro-Russian terrorist groups attack Ukrainian positions 91 times in the last 24 hours. Ukraine lost 6 soldiers wounded, no KIA reported. The enemy continued to use weapon banned by Minsk Protocol, such as tanks and 120 and 82 mm artillery.

Map of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions posted on April 10 2016

Map of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions posted on April 10 2016

Full size map of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions that happened in the last 24 hours is available at http://mediarnbo.org

Below is the report posted by ATO Press Center today in the morning. You can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in the East of Ukraine continues to get worse. In the last 24 hours the amount of attacks on ATO forces has dramatically increased. Russian mercenaries shelled Ukrainian positions 91 times using tanks, mortars of different caliber, machine guns, grenade launchers and small firearms.

Avdiivka village was attacked with the use of 120 and 82 mm artillery 11 times from different directions at the same time, from Mineralne, Yasynuvata and Yakovlivka. Ukrainian soldiers in Shyrokyne were attacked 12 times from the direction of Sakhanka village. Ukrainian Army fortifications near Novotroitske, Talakivka and Pavlopil were also attacked with the use of mortars.

Illegal armed forces used tanks attacking positions of Ukrainian Army in Luhanske, positions there were shelled 15 times with shells of 125 mm caliber.

More than a half of cease-fire violations happened from 17:00 to 24:00 when there are no OSCE observers nearby. Despite the pressure from enemy side, units of ATO forces continue to control the situation. They had to return fire 17 times in the last 24 hours.

The information about casualties was reported by National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine at http://mediarnbo.org

In the last 24 hours no Ukrainian soldier was killed. 6 soldiers were wounded. 4 of them were wounded during enemy attacks near Avdiivka, 2 more soldiers were wounded near Novhorodske when the army truck got hit by a road mine.

Destroyed house in Avdiivka, photo by Maxim Tucker

Destroyed house in Avdiivka, photo by Maxim Tucker

The reporter Maxim Tucker posted a video last night where you can hear sounds of intensive combat between Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian militants who attack Avdiivka village located on goverment-controlled territory of Donetsk Region.

Just on April 8 2016 OSCE observers reported huge amount of explosions that they heard near Aviivka village. See their daily report at http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/232316

Positioned in “DPR”-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk) during the day, the SMM heard a total of 979 undetermined explosions, over 50 bursts of heavy-machine-gun fire and more than 350 shots of small-arms fire, and two bursts of anti-aircraft-gun (ZU-23, 23mm) mostly at locations 500m-3km south-west, west and north-west of its position. Whilst in government-controlled Avdiivka (17km north of Donetsk) during the day, the SMM heard 52 explosions and 30 airbursts of 82 and 120mm mortar rounds, five explosions of 152mm artillery fire, 65 impacts of 82 and 120mm mortar rounds, eight impacts of automatic grenade launcher rounds, and intermittent small-arms fire at locations 2-10km north, north-east, east south-east and south of its position.

Also yesterday OSCE reported that observers of Special Monitoring Mission got under fire near Zaitseve village. See their report at http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/232326

On 9 April, an SMM patrol, comprised of five members in two armoured vehicles, was in Zhovanka, a government-controlled part of Zaitseve (50km north-east of Donetsk). The patrol was accompanied by the Ukrainian Armed Forces head of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) office in Toretsk.

At 12:52hrs, the SMM heard an explosion assessed as caused either by an 82mm mortar or a recoilless gun round impacting at a distance of approximately 100-200m south-east of its position. Within the next two seconds, small-arms shots were fired towards the SMM position coming approximately from the same direction of the impact. The SMM heard at least three-four bullets flying one-two metres above their heads. The SMM immediately took cover behind the vehicles, and then got inside them and left the location. No SMM members were hurt or vehicles damaged. The patrol returned safely to its base in Svitlodarsk at 16:00.

76 attacks on Ukrainian positions in 24 hours reported by ATO Press Center

The situation in the East of Ukraine remains tense. The number of attacks on Ukrainian positions increased. ATO Press Center reported 76 cease-fire violations in the last 24 hours, mostly near Donetsk. 4 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Pro-Russian terrorists used 120 and 82 mm artillery banned by Minsk Protocol.

Map of attacks in the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours

Map of attacks in the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours

You can see full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Below is the report posted by ATO Press Center today on April 6 2016, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news.

The situation in the East of Ukraine remains difficult and has a tendency to get worse. Russian-terrorist groups shelled 76 times in the last 24 hours. There were 61 attacks in the previous 24 hours. At the same time the enemy used 120 and 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements.

It most difficult situation was near Donetsk. Despite multiple attacks with the use of grenade launchers, machine guns and small firearms Ukrainian solders defended their positions. They gave no chance for success for the enemy effectively returning the fire.

Avdiivka village remains impregnable for the enemy. Illegal armed forces attacked positions of Armed Forces of Ukraine 22 times in that area. Despite all enemy efforts our soldiers control the situation and are always one step ahead.

Positions of ATO forces were shelled with the use of banned weapon near Luhanske, Zaitseve, Opytne and Pisky. Illegal armed groups were active near Mariupol also attacking positions near Shyrokyne, Vodyane, Lebedynske and Krasnohorivka, the enemy shelled our positions 35 times there using mortars.

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 44 times in 24 hours also using heavy artillery

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 44 times in the last 24 hours, they also used 122 mm heavy artillery systems banned by Minsk Protocol. Terrorists mostly attacked Avdiivka village located near Donetsk.

Viktor Shubets, speaker of ATO Press Center

Viktor Shubets, speaker of ATO Press Center

Below is the report made by ATO Press Center today on March 27 2016 at 6 am, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone remain difficult and has tendency to get worse. In the last 24 hours pro-Russian armed groups attacked forces of ATO 44 times. Militants used heavy artillery in addition to mortars. Despite 4 attacks on our positions with the use of 122 mm artillery soldiers of Armed Forces of Ukraine defended their positions in Zaitseve and Mayorsk.

Avdiivka village remains most difficult location on the map near Donetsk. Here the enemy failed to push back ATO forces from their positions despite the use of various type of weapon.

In the last 24 hours following villages were attacked by criminal groups: Luhanske, Novhorodske, Mayorsk, Zaitseve, Leninske, Pisky, Opytne, Shyrokyne, Troitske, Mariinka.

Near Lugansk militants tried to storm fortifications of Armed Forces of Ukraine using small firearms. The enemy had to retreat after Ukrainian warriors returned fire.

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 71 times near Donetsk, Mariupol and Lugansk in the last 24 hours

Headquarters of ATO Press Center reported today that pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 71 times near Donetsk, Mariupol and Lugansk in the last 24 hours. Terrorists violated cease-fire using weapon banned by Minsk Agreements, such as mortars, tanks and 122 mm artillery. No Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 7 were wounded.

Sergiy Zhmurko, speaker of ATO Press Center

Sergiy Zhmurko, speaker of ATO Press Center

Below you can read ATO Press Center report posted today, the original report in Ukraine is available at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Situation in ATO zone remains tense and controlled by Armed Forces of Ukraine. In the last 24 hours Russian mercenaries attacked positions of Ukrainian units 71 times. The highest number of attacks in the last few weeks was registered near Donetsk, there were 62 attacks there, there were also 8 attacks near Mariupol and 1 attack in Lugansk Region. 19 mortar attacks were registered all along the contact line. The situation near Avdiivka is still tense, Russian militants attacked our positions there using mortars, grenade launchers, they also used tank 2 times and 122 mm artillery. The enemy intensively shelled Ukrainian army fortifications near Zaitseve and Mayorks using mortars, grenade launchers and small firearms. Out positions near Luhanske village were shelled 3 times with the use ofAPC weapon. At about 6 pm yesterday militants shelled Ukrainian army positions near Krasnohorivka using 122 mm artillery, they fired 18 shells in total. Novoselivka, Novhorodske and Troitske were shelled by terrorists with the use of grenade launchers, machine guns and small firearms. When it got dark Russian mercenaries shelled Ukrainian army positions in Pisky and Opytne using mortars, automatic grenade launcher (AGS) and machine guns. Near Mariupol Russian mercenaries attacked fortifications of ATO forces near Hnutove using mortars and attacked our positions near Mariinka and Vodyane using grenade launchers and machine guns. Militants fired in the direction of ATO forces near Talakivka using mortars. In Lugansk Region the enemy shelled Ukrainian army fortifications near Novozvanivka village. Ukrainian army is capable to defend territorial integrity of Ukraine and stop aggressor. The strength of mind of warriors who defend their own land is much higher than lies and provocations of aggressor.

Map of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in ATO zone posted on March 13 2016

Map of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in ATO zone posted on March 13 2016

You can see full-size map of the situation in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine at http://mediarnbo.org

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has reported today that in the last 24 hours no soldiers were killed, and 7 soldiers were wounded during military actions in the zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the East of Ukraine. Causalities were reported at http://mediarnbo.org

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 69 times in the last 24 hours, 7 soldiers wounded

Just in the last 24 hours pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 69 times! All cease-fire violations were registered in Donetsk Region. Militants used 120 and 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements. 7 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, nobody was killed. 13 508 people crossed the contact line via checkpoints in ATO zone yesterday.

Map of attacks in ATO zone in the last 24 hours

Map of attacks in ATO zone in the last 24 hours

Here is report posted today by Press Center of Headquarters of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO), see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Pro-Russian militants continue to shell fortifications of Armed Forces of Ukraine located in ATO zone. In the last 24 hours they attacked our positions near Donetsk and Mariupol 69 times.

Mortar attacks on Ukrainian fortifications in Zaitseve and Mayorsk continued. The enemy was using mortars of 120 and 82 mm caliber. Our positions in Krasnohorivka, Verhnyotoretske, Talakivka and Pavlopil were also shelled by mortars.

After military activity near Mariinka during the day the enemy continued to shell our positions using grenade launchers and small firearms.

The situation in other areas along the contact line was also tense. Positions of Armed Forces of Ukraine in Opytne, Troitske, Pisky and Avdiivka were shelled with the use of grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns.

National Security and Defense Council reported that 7 Ukrainian soldier were wounded in the last 24 hours and no soldier was killed. See report here.

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine opened “Mariinka” Checkpoint today in the morning. You can see their report here. It was closed yesterday after attacks from the side of pro-Russian militants of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. In total 13 508 people and 3 051 vehicles crossed the contact line via 4 checkpoints in Donetsk (3) and Lugansk Regions (1) going to and out of occupied territory.

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.

 

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 81 times in the last 24 hours

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.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

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

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

Casualties, 1 KIA and 3 WIA, were reported by National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine at http://mediarnbo.org

Pro-Russian militants shelled Ukrainian ambulance when medics arrived to evacuate wounded soldiers near Mayorsk

Yesterday pro-Russian militants shelled Ukrainian ambulance using mortars when medics arrived to a checkpoint near Mayorsk to pick up wounded soldiers. During the attack the vehicle was damaged and one of the doctors was seriously wounded.

Ukrainian ambulance attacked by pro-Russian militants near Mayorsk

Ukrainian ambulance attacked by pro-Russian militants near Mayorsk

The message about attack on ambulance was posted by Ukrainian volunteers who provide medical support in the zone of anti-terrorist operation in the East of Ukraine, see here. That’s non-government organizations “Sister of Mercy” based in Kharkiv.

Our volunteer ambulance was evacuating seriously wounded boys today. We came to pick them up to the checkpoint in Mayorsk and… the checkpoint got under heavy mortar fire.

Everybody are alive.

The vehicle was got damaged badly, no glass, the radiator destroyed, no wheels.

The driver got scratches

The doctor “Pechenka” was seriously wounded by a shrapnel in the shoulder, now she is in the hospital in Artemivsk. Despite the wound she was helping other soldiers.

All wounded are in Artemivsk now. They will be taken to Kharkiv.

Ukrainian ambulance attacked by pro-Russian militants near Mayorsk

Ukrainian ambulance attacked by pro-Russian militants near Mayorsk

Part of the mortar shell that exploded near the ambulance

Part of the mortar shell that exploded near the ambulance

ATO Press Center report about increase of attacks on Ukrainian checkpoints located on the contact line. They confirmed mortar attack on Mayorks checkpoint that happened at night in their report also, see here. So the ambulance arrived to evacuate those who were wounded in that attack.

On January 30 2016 at 22:20 militants attacked Ukrainian checkpoint using mortars, the checkpoint is located close to “Mayorsk” checkpoint used by civilians crossing the contact line.

According to the information we have members of “DPR” terrorist organization are planing similar provocations near Artemivsk.

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

ATO Press Center reports 66 attacks on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk in the last 24 hours

ATO Press Center reports that the number of attack on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk increased again. There were 66 cease-fire violations registered in the last 24 hours. Pro-Russian militants used grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns, mortars and APC weapon. In some cases Ukrainian soldiers had to return fire. 1 Ukrainian soldier was wounded.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the report posted by Press Center of ATO Headquarters today in the morning, you can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The number of attacks of our positions from the side of militants in the last 24 hours dramatically increased.

The enemy attacked our fortifications near Mariinka using all weapon they had.Occupants used different types of grenade launchers and even anti-aircraft guns.

Our positions near Krasnohorivka were shelled with the use of grenade launchers and mortars, fortifications near Novhorodske were attacked with the use of BMP APC, automatic grenade launchers and machine guns.

Pro-Russian militants shelled our fortifications in Troitske and Zaitseve using mortars.

Traditionally the situation near temporarily occupied Donetsk was tense. The enemy attacked our positions in Opytne, Avdiivka, Pisky and Butivka coal mine using grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns.

In total in the last 24 hours pro-Russian militants attacked our positions 66 times. In some cases Ukrainian warriors had to return fire.

The map below shows the situation in ATO zone in the last 24 hours. You can see full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Attacks in ATO zone on Jan 27 2016

Attacks in ATO zone on Jan 27 2016