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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.

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.

Over 50 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours reported by ATO Press Center

The number of attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in ATO zone has dramatically increased. ATO Press Center reported over 50 cease-fire violations in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions in the last 24 hours.

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Leonid Matyukhin, spokesman of Anti-Terrorist Operation

Below are the reports as they are posted by ATO Press Center. From 8:15 am November 9 till 6 pm there were 19 cease-fire violations and from 6 pm same day till 1:05 am November 10 there were 33 attacks. We also marked on Google Map all positions of the Ukrainian Army along the contact line that were attacked.

Posted yesterday at 6:11 pm at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Russian terrorist troops continue to shell our positions using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms near Donetsk. Starting from 8:15 they shelled Opytne and Novhorodske 5 times. Mariinka, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka and Troitske were attacked with the use of grenade launchers. Mayorsk and Dzerzhinsk located near Artemivsk were attacked 2 times. In total there were 19 attacks registered and almost all of them were provocative.

Our intelligence located 2 tanks of terrorists that were not withdrawn from the contact line violating Minsk Agreements. One was in the school yard and another one was in a forest on the South-East of Zaitseve.

Today at 7:05 am ATO Press Center posted another report, see original post in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Starting from 6 pm terrorists opened provocative fire in the direction of our positions 33 times. Near Donetsk they shelled Pisky 11 times using grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small fire arms, Opytne was shelled 7 times, Mariinka was shelled 4 times, Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka were shelled 3 times each. Nevelske and Kamyanka were attacked attacked by small fire arms and Verhnyotoretske was attacked with the use of BMP-2 armored vehicle and anti-aircraft guns.

Violating Minsk Agreements Russian-terrorist mercenaries opened fire in Artemivsk direction and attacked Popasna and Boguslavske twice using 120 mm mortars.

Besides that terrorists attacked Ukrainian Army positions near Novhorodske and Mariinka 4 times using mortars and Shyrokyne (near Mariupol) was attacked not only with the use of grenade launchers and small fire arms, but they also used 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Agreements. It was quiet in ATO zone after 1:05 am.

A little later today at 7:34 am ATO Press Center reported that 24 enemy tanks were spotted that were not withdrawn 15 km from the contact line. See original report in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

Attention!!! At the time when Ukrainian military continue to follow Minsk Agreements terrorists violate them everyday. Out intelligence spotted a convoy of 20 tanks near Kalinina coal mine located in Donetsk and 4 tanks that terrorist were trying to hide near their positions close to Mariinka.

20 tanks in Donetsk that were not withdrawn from the contact line

20 tanks in Donetsk that were not withdrawn from the contact line

At 5:20 pm today ATO Press Center reported that terrorists attacked positions of Ukrainian Army in Lugansk Region using 82 mm mortars and fired at least 40 times. See original report in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

On November 10 terrorists continued to attack our positions in ATO zone in all directions. They totally disrespect Minsk Agreements. At 10:30 am Russian-terrorist mercenaries opened fire using 82 mm mortars. About 40 mines were fired at Bolotene village. Putin’s mercenaries also attacked Mayorsk using mortars. Pisky was attacked 5 times with the use of small firearms, high caliber machine guns and grenade launchers, they also attacked Opytne, Starohnativka and Hranitne.

At about 1 pm a group of about 100 men dressed in military uniform of Ukrainian type was spotted near Trudivska coal mine in Donetsk. There were also military armored vehicles near them.

ATO Press Center reports 2 cease-fire violations in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours the situation in the zone of anti-terrorist operation is relatively stable. But there were provocations from the side of insurgents. At 22:55 mercenaries opened fire at Ukrainian positions near Shyrokyne. At 0:35-0:37 they also used small fire arms shelling at Ukrainian Army positions near Novotroitske (Donetsk Region). Ukrainian soldiers didn’t return fire following Minsk Agreements.

Leonid Matyukhin, ATO spokesman

Leonid Matyukhin, ATO spokesman

Cease-fire violations in ATO zone

Cease-fire violations in ATO zone

Reported by ATO Press Center at www.facebook.com/ato.news