Despite some de-escalation of the situation in the combat zone, the enemy shelling continued day and night. And the enemy is actively using heavy weapons. The armed forces of Ukraine in recent days suffered no casualties, two soldiers were wounded.
On this day, 5 February, said the speaker of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on ATO Colonel Alexander Motuzyanyk during a press briefing at the Ukrainian crisis media center.
«Over the past day by fighting killed in the Armed Forces of Ukraine no. Two soldiers were injured in Avdiivka», — informed Motuzyanyk.
«The seventh day of active hostilities marked by some deescalation of the situation. Significantly decreased the number of enemy attacks, as well as current losses in the ranks of the Ukrainian troops. However, until a complete truce is still far. Occupants actively use all available heavy weapons. And in Avdiivka was another attempt by militants. Also, the enemy prevents the repair of damaged the infrastructure of this city,» said Alexander Motuzyanyk.
As noted, the direction of Lugansk almost all enemy attacks occurred in the popasnyansky area. Enemy shelling continued day and night. 5 times the enemy used mortars and 1 time setting «Grad». Heavy weapons were used by the occupants only at night.
Also a short 15-minute bombardment from the IAF occurred in Yellow.
In just the past day in Lugansk direction there were 12 attacks, half of the heavy weapons.
On Donetsk direction there were 14 enemy attacks, including 9 of the heavy weapons.
Motuzyanyk said that yesterday for the first time in a week in Avdeevka fighting out of the clock.
Intermittently, the enemy fired about 11 hours, the rest of the day was relatively quiet. During each attack the invaders used heavy weapons. The situation deteriorated after 16 hours.
«The enemy is in two groups (each of about 10 people) attacked our positions East and South-East directions. The battle lasted several hours and ended well: we kept reference point, and suffered no casualties. The attack was accompanied by massive firing from the side of Yasinovataya. The enemy used all the available heavy weapons, except for the «Grads»», — noted he.
On the left flank of the Town is the area of the Heater, Cool Beams and Donetsk filtering station, the enemy intensified. Yesterday there was recorded 2 attacks of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. At the same time on the right flank (the area of the front position is «mine Butovka» – Sands yesterday was quiet.
Also, the enemy violated the silence regime under Gorlovka. In Novoluganskoe held the enemy shelling. In Zaitzevia the enemy used small arms and mortars. On the arc Svetlodarsk yesterday was quiet.
On the Mariupol direction the main areas of fighting remain the same: it’s Maryinsky district, Novotroitsk, the front portion of Chermalyk – Shirokino. However, the overall activity of the enemy fell slightly. Several times the enemy used mortars, tanks and snipers. Between 10:00 and 15:00 at the front was quiet, the rest of the day, the militants fired. The greatest number of enemy attacks came in Pavlopil and Shyrokyne.
Just yesterday, the enemy in the direction of Mariupol violated silence mode 25 times, including 4 with the use of heavy weapons.
We will note, according to intelligence reports, after the storming of positions of forces of anti-terrorist operation in the hospital brought nearly 400 militants.
Yesterday it was reported that during the exacerbation of the confrontation near the Town, the militants fired more than 7,500 ammunition from heavy weapons and 13 times carried out the assault against the position of the armed forces and the population in the area of the settlement.
We will remind, on January 29 it was reported that the Russian occupation of hybrid armed groups have carried out assault operations in the area of Avdeyevka industrial area to seize positions of Ukrainian Armed forces and that both sides suffered serious losses.
As a result of the shelling of Avdeevka remained without power, electricity and heat.
In gorodechnyi a state of emergency.
Rescuers urgently transferred to the plant ancillary equipment, generators and field kitchens. Avdiivka coke (APS), the largest in Europe coke-chemical plant, stopped work after the attacks due to the loss of power, managed to maintain an Autonomous electricity generation at the plant and provide heating of the Avdeevka coke-oven gas.
Thus from-for attacks of teams linemen can not reach the area of damage to power lines.
On January 31 the Russian occupation forces continued unsuccessful attack using artillery and mortars.
February 1 ATO forces repulsed several attacks of militants.
It was reported that illegal armed formation «Somalia» lost in the area of Avdeevka, about 40% of the personnel.
Day in anti-terrorist operation took place without casualties, injured two soldiers. The occupants were firing around the clock – Motuzyanyk 05.02.2017