Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in hostilities in a zone of carrying out anti-terrorist operation for last days, one military was wounded, said the speaker of the presidential administration of Ukraine on ATO Andrei Lysenko.
«Over the past day by fighting two Ukrainian servicemen were lost, one more got wounds», — he said at a briefing on Saturday in Kiev.
According to Lysenko, one soldier was killed due to a mortar attack near Avdiivka, the other two fighters came under fire from the APCS of the enemy during the movement to the positions of forces ATO near the settlement of Novgorod.
In addition, said the speaker of the AP, near Mariupol were injured civilian, who travelled by tractor and hit an explosive device militants.
Last days in a zone of carrying out anti-terrorist operation was characterized by a sharp increase in attacks and armed provocations by militants, actively using prohibited Minsk agreements mortars, armored vehicles and artillery, said Lysenko.
The epicenter of the confrontation in the direction of Donetsk are three regions: the Donetsk airport and the outskirts of Gorlovka and village of the Luhansk on Svetlodarskoye arc. In particular, the day before the rebels were shelling Ukrainian positions near Avdeevka, starting with the tank shooting at 05.50 and ending with fire from 122-mm self-propelled guns at 18.20. Avdiivka during the day came under enemy fire from 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms, the militants twice fired from tanks and one of infantry fighting vehicles.
«It was restless and near the village of Sands and Experienced, where the shelling did not abate all day. In addition to small arms and grenade launchers, the ATO forces found two sniper attacks both near settlements and close to the Sand, the militants four times fired from 120-mm mortar rounds. Also during the day militants fired 54 mines from the 82 mm mortar rounds from the village Staromikhaylovk on our positions near Krasnogorovka, and made one of sniper fire,» said Lysenko.
Another «hot spot», he said, were zaytsevo and Mayorsk (near Gorlovka), where the enemy had fired from small arms, heavy machine guns and grenade launchers. In zaytsevo worked enemy sniper.
Near the village Lugansk fighters fired from small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and the BMP.
As for the Mariupol direction, the enemy concentrated the fire from 82-mm mortars in the area of Marinka and village Chermalyk. In Maryinka recorded sniper fire and numerous provocations with the use of small arms. According to information from the Joint center of control and coordination, under the enemy fire hit the repairers, carrying out restoration work on the pipeline Marinka — Krasnogorovka. No one was injured, but experts have been forced to stop work. Provocations have also occurred near Shirokino, Granite and Water.
The situation in Lugansk direction relatively calm – one fighters carried out an armed provocation in the area of Novozvanovka, using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades.
We will remind, on March 10 the Ukrainian military personnel beat off attack of two sabotage-reconnaissance groups in the area of the Town and Trinity.
We will note, for last days the number of attacks by militants positions ATO forces across the demarcation line has increased dramatically. So, 75 of attacks are recorded, 59 of them at the Donetsk, Mariupol and 15 to 1 on Lugansk the directions.
During the day, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and one was injured 12.03.2016