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44 attacks on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk, pro-Russian militants also used a tank near Pisky

The situation in the East of Ukraine remains tense. Despite cease-fire agreement pro-Russian militants continue to attack Ukrainian Army positions, there were 44 attacks mostly near Donetsk just in the last 24 hours. Terrorists also used weapon that should be withdrawn according to Minsk Protocol. Near Pisky village they attacked Ukrainian fortifications using a tank, such weapon should be withdrawn at least 15 km away from the contact line. 1 soldier near Pisky got wounded, no KIA reported.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

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

Pro-Russian mercenaries don’t stop shelling our positions in the ATO zone. The enemy attacked our positions near Opytne, Pisky, Luhanske, Novhorodske, Zaitseve and Mariinka.

The situation near Donetsk Airport was most tense. The enemy was shelling Ukrainian positions using small firearms, high caliber machine guns and different types of grenade launchers. Pro-Russian mercenaries attacked our fortifications near Pisky using a tank.

The situation near temporarily occupied Horlivka was also tense. Militants shelled our positions in that area near Novhorodske and Zaitseve using different types of weapon.

In total the enemy attacked fortifications of ATO forces 44 times in the last 24 hours.

Attacks in ATO zone on Jan 26 2016

Attacks in ATO zone on Jan 26 2016

You can see full size map on the situation in ATO zone for January 26 2016 at http://mediarnbo.org

Number of attacks on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk and Lugansk dramatically increased: 69 cease-fire violations in 24 hours

The number of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions near Donetsk and Lugansk dramatically increased, pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire 69 times almost all along the contact line in the last 24 hours. That is more than double compared to 29 attacks reported yesterday by Press Center of ATO Headquarters. 1 soldier was wounded and no KIA reported.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

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

The situation in ATO zone got much worse. During the night pro-Russian militants were shelling our positions using weapon banned by Minsk Agreements.

The enemy shelled our fortifications in Pisky, Opytne, Krasnohorivka and Mariinka using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small firearms.

It was not quiet near Svitlodarsk as well, the enemy attacked our positions near Troitske and Zaitseve using high caliber machine guns, and positions near Mayorsk were attacked with the use of grenade launchers.

Near Mariupol militants shelled our fortifications located close to Talakivka using mortars and anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) and near Starohnativka the enemy used 120 mm mortars.

Near Lugansk the enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Zolote using automatic grenade launchers.

In the last 24 hours pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire 69 times.

29 attacks of Ukrainian Army positions reported by ATO press center in the last 24 hours

ATO press center reported 29 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours. Pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire agreement mostly near Donetsk using small firearms, grenade launchers and weapon of APC. 6 Ukrainian solider were wounded and no KIA.

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Andriy Zadubinny, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the report of ATO headwaters press center made today on January 21 2016, you can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone is not calm. Militants of illegal armed groups continue to violated cease-fire agreements.

Most of the cases of cease-fire violations that happened in the last 24 hours were registered near Donetsk Airport. Pro-Russian criminals shelled our positions using grenade launchers and small firearms near Pisky, Opytne and Butivka coal mine.

The enemy attacked fortifications of Armed Forces of Ukraine near Starohnativka using high caliber machine guns.

Our positions were shelled near Talakivka (near Mariupol), and our fortifications near Luhanske (located on the border between Donetsk and Lugansk Regions) were attacked by the enemy with the use of grenade launchers, small firearms and weapon of APC.

In total in the last 24 hours pro-Russian bandits attacked positions of ATO forces 29 times.

Later today National Security and Defense Council reported that 6 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and nobody was killed in the last 24 hours. You can see original report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

Below is the map of situation in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine for January 21 2016, you can see full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Situation in ATO zone on January 21 2016

Situation in ATO zone on January 21 2016

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 40 times, also using 120 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements

Press Center of ATO Headquarters reports that pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire 40 times in the last 24 hours, they have been also using 120 and 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements attacking Ukrainian positions near Donetsk and Mariupol. Cease-fire violations with the use of small firearms were also registered in Lugansk Region.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below you can see report made by Press Center of ATO Headquaters today that describes current situation in the zone of Anti-Terrorist Operation in the East of Ukraine by 6 am of January 2016. The original post in Ukrainian is available at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The night in ATO zone was not quiet. The situation was most difficult near Mariinka. The enemy shelled out positions there 3 times using 82 and 120 mm mortars. Besides that they also used small firearms and grenade launchers several times.

Near Mariupol bandits shelled Vodyane villages located on so-called “gray zone” using 120 and 82 mm mortars.

Militants of temporary occupied Horlivka  attacked our positions near Mayorsk using small firearms and high caliber machine guns, they also used anti-aircraft guns near Novhorodske.

Shelling of near Donetsk Airport continues. Occupants systematically shell Ukrainian soldiers near Opytne, Pisky and South of Avdiivka. Tonight they only used small firearms and grenade launchers there.

Organized criminal groups violated cease-fire agreement in Lugansk Region again. Tryokhizbenka village was attacked with the use of small firearms, grenade launchers and high caliber machine guns. In order to prevent casualties among soldiers and local populations our military had to return fire using allowed weapon, after that militants stopped shelling.

In total pro-Russian illegal armed groups violated cease-fire agreement 40 times in the ATO zone. There were several shelling of our positions from the enemy side registered after midnight.

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

Also according to report made by Security and Defense Council there were no killed or wounded among Ukrainian soldiers in the last 24 hours. See their report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

Pro-Russian militants entered Kominternove located 10 km from Mariupol

Today in the morning a group of pro-Russian militants of about 100 men armed with small firearms, grenade launchers and with armored personal carriers entered Kominternove village located 10 km from Mariupol city. Kominternove is located in so-called “gray zone” on a contact line between Ukrainian army and illegal armed groups of “Donetsk People’s Republic”.

Pro-Russian militants captured Kominternove located in "gray zone"

Pro-Russian militants captured Kominternove located in “gray zone”

This information was confirmed by Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation, in his interview to 112 TV channel. Later today Press Center of ATO Headquarters also posted information on the situation in Kominternove at their official Facebook page www.facebook.com/ato.news

Anton Myronovych talking to 112 TV Channel about situation in Kominternove

Anton Myronovych talking to 112 TV Channel about situation in Kominternove

The number of militants according to the data that our intelligence has is equal to reinforced company (up to 100 men). There are probably up to 5 tanks and 5 armored personnel carriers. This is the latest information.

– Anton Myronovych in his interview to 112 TV channel

Below we translated official statement posted by Press Center of Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

Russian-terrorist troops entered “gray zone” near Mariupol and increase the number of weapon banned by Minsk Agreements along the contact line.

According to data that ATO Headquarters has today in the morning militants of pro-Russian illegal armed groups numbered up to one reinforced company with armored vehicles entered Kominternove village located in “gray zone” close to Mariupol.

According to information of Press Center of ATO Headquarters militants were armed not only with small firearms and grenade launchers, but also with armored vehicles, probably tanks and other heavy weapon, which is banned by Minsk Agreements.

The information about brutal violation of agreements by units of Russian-terrorist troops was provided to representatives of Joint monitoring mission of OSCE via Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC).

This is an evidence that illegal armed groups controlled by authorities of Russian Federation don’t follow agreement and this is another provocation against ATO forces.

Besides that according to the latest information the enemy increase the number of weapon banned by Minsk Agreement near the contact line close to Mariupol. There is at least one tank spotted at the suburbs of Kominternove and 4 tanks South-West of Zaichenko. There is also information that militants have BM-21 “Grad” MRLS near Sakhanka village.

At the same time ATO Headquarters and commanders of the units that are located near Mariupol are doing everything needed in order to prevent further escalation of the conflict and ready to react to possible aggression from the side of illegal armed groups. ATO units have enough forces along the contact line for effective operations.

On December 19 2015 OSCE posted report on the situation near Mariupol, they talked to local residents who came from Kominternove and who saw armed group of “DPR” in the village on December 17. The were mines at the entrance to the village. See OSCE report at http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/211466

The SMM met in Mariupol two residents (a man and a woman, approximately 50 years old) of Kominternove (23km east-northeast of Mariupol). According to them, the explosive devices at the south-western entrance to the village (see SMM Daily Report 29 October 2015) were still in place. Both opined that a controlled detonation to remove the devices could damage nearby houses. They claimed that on 16 December they had seen Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers in the village, while on 17 December they had seen a group of “DPR” armed men. They stressed what they said was lack of construction material for winterization in the village and insufficient coal supplies.

Previously on October 30 2015 OSCE reported that there mines at the entrance to Kominternove from the side of Mariupol. The wires from explosive devices were going inside the village. You can see full report at http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/196006

In the area of the south-western entrance to Kominternove (23km north-east of Mariupol), the SMM saw at least two anti-tank mines and two anti-tank rockets taped together and connected to wires on the road leading to the village. On the roadside of the north-western outskirts of the village, the SMM observed two anti-tank mines, one anti-personnel mine (on the ground and uncovered), unexploded ordnance (UXO), and the body of a dead dog, which had possibly been killed by an anti-personnel mine (possibly bounding mine).

Two groups of pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian fortifications near Donetsk and Lugansk

ATO Press Center reported that pro-Russian militants made several attempts to attack Ukrainian fortifications near Donetsk and Lugansk tonight. In total there were 39 cease-fire violations registered in the last 24 hours in the East of Ukraine, 2 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Illegal armed groups used 82 and 120 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the ATO Press Center report that describes the situation on 6 am December 22 2015. You can see original statement in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Yesterday night the situation in ATO zone got more complicated.

Starting from 18:00 the enemy shelled positions of ATO forces near Mariinka 8 times using small firearms and grenade launchers. Enemy unit of at least 30 men attacked Ukrainian positions (in same area near Donetsk), ATO forces units pushed the enemy back. Militants retreated with casualties.

There was another attack near Shchastya in Lugansk Region. A group of militants had at least 10 men. But for them the result of the fight was same. Taking wounded and killed they retreated to their positions.

Military provocations against Ukrainian soldiers continued in other areas along the contact line as well. The enemy continued to shell Ukrainian positions near Pisky, Opytne and South of Avdiivka. Krasnohorivka was shelled with the use of anti-aircraft guns and 82 mm mortars.

Also militants shelled fortifications of ATO forces near Zaitseve (not far from occupied Horlivka) using 82 mm mortars. They also used grenade launchers, small firearms, 120 mm mortars and tanks weapon banned by Minsk Agreements.

Near Mariupol the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions near Starohnativka using 82 mm mortars.

In total in the last 24 hours there were 39 cease-fire violations from the side of pro-Russian hybrid armed groups and 2 armed clashes.

Starting from midnight militants violated cease-fire 6 times. All those violations were registered near Pisky, Opytne and Avdiivka, the enemy used small firearms, high caliber machine guns and different types of grenade launchers there.

According to the report made by National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine there were no killed among Ukrainian soldiers in the last 24 hours, 2 soldiers were wounded. You can see the original report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

Below is the map that describes the situation in ATO zone in the East of Ukraine in the last 24 hours, you can also see full size map 3000x2994 here.

ATO map on December 22 2015

ATO map on December 22 2015

 

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 40 times in the last 24 hours

ATO Press Center reported that pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire agreement 40 times in the last 24 hours, they also used banned 82 mm mortars at night. Most of the attacks were near Donetsk and Horlivka. 2 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, no KIA.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

There are 2 reports made by ATO Press Center, the 1st one covers situation from 6 am till 6 pm yesterday, only 15 cease-fire violations were registered. You can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today militants of pro-Russian hybrid criminal groups didn’t stop armed provocations against ATO forces.

They shelled Ukrainian positions in Novhorodske and Opytne located near Donetsk using small fire arms and grenade launchers. Snipers also took part in attacks there.

In the same area of the contact line near Krasnohorivka bandits were shelling soldiers of ATO using 82 mm mortars.

Mortar attacks were also registered near Zaitseve. Also Kremlin mercenaries were shelling Pisky, Opytne, Novhorodske, Mayorsk, Luhanske and Zaitseve using small fire arms, high caliber machine guns and grenade launchers.

In total there were over 15 cease-fire violations from the side of illegal armed groups along the contact line.

Today ATO Press Center posted another report that covers the situation in the East of Ukraine from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today. There were 25 cease-fire violations registered. You can check original report in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Tonight militants of pro-Russian illegal armed groups continued provocative attack on positions of Ukrainian soldiers in ATO zone.

Bandits were shelling Mayorsk located near Horlivka using mortars and they attacked Novhorodske using small fire arms. Enemy sniper also took part in attacks there.

During the night Kremlin puppets also attacked Zaitseve using grenade launchers and sniper weapon, Luhanske was attacked with the use of high caliber machine guns, Mayorsk was attacked with the use of small fire arms.

The biggest number of cease-fire violations was registered near temporally occupied Donetsk. Opynte, Avdiivka, Mariinka and Pisky were under attack. The enemy mostly used small fire arms, high caliber machine guns and grenade launchers.

Also tonight bandits of pro-Russian hybrid armed groups shelled Krasnohorivka 7 times using 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements.

In total during the night occupants were trying to provoke Ukrainian soldiers to violate cease-fire agreements 25 times. But they didn’t succeed in their attempts.

Below you can see the map of ATO zone in Lugansk and Donetsk Region. Full size map is available at http://mediarnbo.org

ATO map in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions

ATO map in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions

Today National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reported that in the last 24 hours no Ukrainian soldiers were killed and only 2 were wounded. You can see their complete report in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

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

ATO Press Center reported 65 cease-fire violations in the last 24 hours in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions in the East of Ukraine. Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions near Donetsk using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns, BMP armored vehicles and 120 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

ATO Press Center made 2 reports. Here is the 1st report that describes situation from 6 am till 6 pm yesterday. See original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today on December 10 illegal armed groups of Russian-terrorist troops continued to do provocations in the ATO zone.

Most of cease-fire violations from the side of the enemy were registered near Donetsk. Militants shelled our positions in Pisky several times using small fire arms, they also shelled Opytne and Novhorodske using high caliber machine guns. Enemy sniper attacked Ukrainian positions near Novhorodske.

Criminals shelled Starohnativka located near Mariupol using high caliber machine guns and grenade launchers. They also attacked Hranitne using same weapon and also BMP armored vehicles.

Near Artemivsk enemy shelled Ukrainian positions in Mayorsk and Zaitseve using anti-tank grenade launchers. Enemy sniper attacked Ukrainian soldiers near Luhanske.

In Lugansk Region there was one attack with the use of high caliber machine gun near Nyzhnyoteple village. In total militants attacked 25 times during the day.

Today in the morning ATO Press Center posted another report that describes the situation in the East of Ukraine overnight from 6 pm to 6 am on December 11 2015, there were 40 attacks at Ukrainian positions, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

The situation in ATO zone remains tense, but it is stable and under control of our military.

There were about 40 cease-fire violations from the side of Russian-terrorist troops overnight.

Criminals continued to shelled positions of ATO forces near temporarily occupied Donetsk. They shelled Opytne, Pisky, Novhorodske, Krasnohorivka using small fire arms, machine guns and different type of grenade launchers. Several dozen of 120 and 82 mm enemy mines from mortars landed in the suburbs of Krasnohorivka.

Enemy also shelled our positions near Zaitseve using 120 mm mortars. Also during the night enemy used high caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and sniper.

There was no information about casualties among Ukrainian soldiers during the night.

Below is a map of the situation in the East of Ukraine. You can download full size map at http://mediarnbo.org

Situation in ATO zone on December 11, 2015

Situation in ATO zone on December 11, 2015

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reported today during the daily briefing that there where no casualties in Ukrainian Army in the last 24 hours. See their post in Ukrainian at http://mediarnbo.org

In the last 24 hours no Ukrainian soldier was killed or wounded. At the same time the situation in the East of Ukraine remains tense.

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Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 68 times in the last 24 hours

Pro-Russian militants attacked Ukrainian positions 68 times in the last 24 hours. ATO Press Center reported that the enemy used 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements. So far this is the highest number of cease-fire violations since August 29 when 74 violations were reported.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

There are 2 reports made by ATO Press Center, here is the 1st one that covers the period from 6 am till 6 pm yesterday, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today terrorists shelled again using 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements. The attack was from the direction of Zalizna Balka in the direction of Novhorodske. The shelling could be qualified as provocative, but mines were landing in the city suburbs.

The enemy was shelling Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Luhanske, Opytne, Mariinka and Avdiivka using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. In the morning they attacked Krasnohorivka from the direction of Staromyhailivka using 82 mm mortars, BMP-1 armored vehicles, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. Our positions near Avdiivka were attacked with the use of grenade launchers and small fire arms.

In the evening mercenaries shelled Verhnyotoretske using 82 mm mortars. In total there were 17 shelling during the day.

Today in the morning ATO Press Center posted another report that covers 12 hours from 6 pm yesterday till 6 am today. In total that makes 74 cease-fire violations in the last 24 hours. See original report in Ukrainian posted at www.facebook.com/ato.news

From 18:00 yesterday and till 6 am today mercenaries dramatically increased the number of shelling near Donetsk, Artemivsk and Lugansk. They were shelling in the direction of Novhorodske, Verhnyotoretske, Krasnohorivka and Zhovte using 82 mm mortars.

Near Donetsk militants used different types of grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms to shell Avdiivka, Opytne, Verhnyotoretske, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka and Pisky. Near Artemivsk they shelled Zaitseve, Leninske, Mayorsk, Zolote and Luhanske.

In Lugansk Region mercenaries  shelled positions of ATO forces 5 times. Criminals shelled Sokolniki using 82 mm mortars. Near Donetsk they shelled Mariinka, Verhnyotoretske, Novhorodske and Pisky using mortars, grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms. In total there were 51 shelling in the reported period of time.

You can see locations attacked by pro-Russian militants in the last 24 hours on the Google Map below.

Pro-Russian terrorists continue to violate withdrawal line, tanks spotted near Horlivka

ATO Press Center posted a photo of the enemy tank located near the contact line outside of Horlivka as a proof that pro-Russian terrorists continue to violate withdrawal line. OSCE also reported 12 towed howitzers (D-30, 122mm) that were not withdrawn by militants according to agreement made in Minsk.

Enemy tank located near the contact line in ATO zone

Enemy tank located near the contact line in ATO zone

The tank is located no more than 5 km from positions of Ukrainian Army. See original report of ATO Press Center posted in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Today, on December 6, enemy tanks were spotted in Ozeryanivka and Zaitseve villages located on the contact line near Horlivka.

See exact location of the tank in the photo made by Ukrainian drone on Google map at N 48°16’29” E 37°58’08”. Below is the closer look.

Enemy tank located near the contact line in ATO zone

Enemy tank located near the contact line in ATO zone

Observers of OSCE also posted their report that indicates that pro-Russian militants violated withdrawal agreement in Lugansk Region. When observers tried to check the location where 12 towed howitzers (D-30, 122mm) were spotted they were stopped by armed man who started to fire in the air and another man pointed a riffle at them. See report at http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/207071

At 9:24hrs on 5 December, an SMM patrol comprised of four SMM monitors and the SMM medical officer in two armoured vehicles arrived at a field in the vicinity of “Lugansk People’s Republic”(“LPR”)-controlled Yurivka (26km south-west of Luhansk), where the SMM had observed 12 towed howitzers (D-30, 122mm) during previous visits – in violation of the relevant withdrawal line (see SMM Daily Report 26 November 2015 and SMM Daily Report 1 December 2015). The SMM drove towards 12 howitzers (D-30, 122mm) and at 100-150m distance, it spotted three armed individuals standing near one of the howitzers. When the SMM further continued driving towards the howitzers and was at 80-100m distance, one of the armed individuals released a burst of fire into the air with an automatic rifle and another individual pointed his automatic rifle at the SMM. The armed individuals shouted at the SMM. As a consequence, the SMM immediately left the area. There were no injuries to SMM members or damage to SMM vehicles.

Subsequently, the SMM addressed the incident with senior “LPR” members, who acknowledged the seriousness of the incident, and said that they would examine it and inform the SMM accordingly.