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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.

Huge cache of weapons found by Security Service in Donetsk Region near Kurakhove

Security Service of Ukraine found huge cache of weapons in a forest in Donetsk Region near Kurakhove city. There were 47 boxes with bullets of different caliber, a box of hand grenades, a box of grenades for grenade launcher and shells for automatic grenade launchers, six RPG-22 grenade launchers, 4 improvised explosive devices, eight mortar shells of 80 mm caliber, tow shells for RPG-7, a landmine, 1.5 kilos of plastids, electrodetonators and hand grenade detonators.

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Weapon found by Security Service near Kurakhove city

Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at www.sbu.gov.ua

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

Security Service detained LPR militant who was hunting for pro-Ukrainian civilians in occupied Lugansk Region

Security Service detained LPR militant who was hunting for pro-Ukrainian civilians in occupied part of Lugansk Region. His group was detaining people who were later taken to unknown directions by their “commanders”. After the village was liberated by Ukrainian Army the militant run to Lugansk, but later returned home to Government-controlled territory where he was captured.

LPR militant detained by Security Service of Ukraine

LPR militant detained by Security Service of Ukraine

Security Service of Ukraine together with military detained local citizen in Nyzhne village in Lugansk Region. That man was a member of illegal armed group of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic.

Armed militant was “serving” at the checkpoint in Svitlychne village in Lugansk Region. Together with other militants he was looking for pro-Ukrainian residents of that area and he was giving them to “commanders” who were taking those people in unknown direction.

When forces of anti-terrorist operation moved forward he retreated to Lugansk with his unit. Later he got disappointed in the idea of “Novorossiya”, left weapon and returned home where he was hiding from police.

Militant and documents collected by Security Service of Ukraine that prove his criminal activity were transfered to National Police, the criminal case started based on Part 2, Article 260 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Also in Volnovakha area of Donetsk Region Security Service detained informant of terrorist organization of DPR.

Local resident was recruited by representative of saboteur unit of so-called “Legion” battalion in October 2015. He agreed to give information to his curators about movement of forces of anti-terrorist operation in Volnovakha area. In December informant got new order to collect information about positions of units of Armed Forces of Ukraine in Vuhledar and Volnovakha towns.

Criminal case was started based on Article 256 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at www.sbu.gov.ua

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

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

Cease-fire was violated 28 times by pro-Russian militants near Donetsk in the last 24 hours

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation, has reported today in the morning that pro-Russian militants violated cease-fire agreements 28 times near Donetsk in the last 24 hours. Ukrainian positions were attacked with the use of 82 mm mortars and tanks, banned by Minsk Agreements.

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Anton Myronovych, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below is the report made by press center of ATO headquarters published today in the morning, you can see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

In the last 24 hours militants of pro-Russian illegal armed group used weapon against ATO forces 28 times.

Most of cease-fire violations happened along the contact line between Horlivka and Svitlodarsk and near temporarily occupied Donetsk.

Last night our positions near Novhorodske were shelled again with the use of 82 mm mortars, high caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and also a tank, banned by Minsk Agreements. The enemy also used weapon of BMP armored vehicle attacking fortifications of ATO forces.

Starting from 18:00 yesterday and till midnight Russian-terrorist hybrid armed groups made several armed provocations using small firearms near Mariinka, Opytne, Avdiivka, Troitske, Novhorodske, Zaytseve and Luhanske.

The enemy sniper attacked Ukrainian soldiers near Opytne and Novhorodske.

The enemy didn’t use weapon in Lugansk Region and near Mariupol.

Starting from midnight and till 6 am the enemy used small firearms only one time near Novhorodske.

Map of cease-fire violations near Donetsk in the last 24 hours

Map of cease-fire violations near Donetsk in the last 24 hours

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).

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.