The ATO forces will quickly return the arms to the line of defense in case of transfer of fighters to attack. About it today, 17 November, at the briefing said the press-Secretary of presidential Administration of Ukraine on ATO Alexander Motesanib.
«The first and most important criterion (to return the allotted weapons – ed.) — the transition to an active enemy offensive actions,» he said.
«Today our main task is to hold the line of defense. In case the offensive actions of the fighters, depending on what forces, by what means and using what weapons the opponent, respectively, the ATO forces should be ready to rebuff,» — said Matusevich.
According to the AP representative on the ATO, the weapons allocated by the ATO given the fact that as quickly as possible to get him back on the defensive line.
At the Lugansk direction yesterday was absolutely quiet on this front and the militants violated the ceasefire.
At the Donetsk direction yesterday was quiet on Svetlodarskoye arc. At the same time on the outskirts of Gorlovka, in particular in zaytsevo, the Mayors of Novgorod, in the last days the enemy repeatedly opened fire towards Ukrainian positions. In addition to small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, recorded the rebels had mortars caliber 82-mm. Fire in zaytsevo from close range lasted more than 2.5 hours.
«The enemy also opened fire on our positions in Trinity, Varnetresk, and the most difficult situation persists on the Western outskirts of Donetsk», — said Matusevich.
According to him, last night was again fixed work «Gradov», the opponent has disposed of the weapons in the village Staromikhaylovk. The shells were fired at Krasnogorovka and the city of Gornyak, which is located at a distance of 14 km from the front.
On the Mariupol direction the fighting was near the village Shirokino.
Recall, November 8, a group of militants of about 20 people tried to storm our positions in the area of Mayorsk (Donetsk region). Having adequate resistance, the militants took cover and tried, taking the wounded and the dead out of the fight under cover of mortar fire.
On 10 November, the saboteurs tried to attack positions of the Ukrainian military in the area of Novozvanovka (Luhansk region).
On 11 November, the President Petro Poroshenko said that the military is ordered to repulse the enemy in case of threat to their lives.
12 November it became known that the Russian side is preparing pseudomaturity about the alleged genocide of Ukraine’s Russian-speaking population of Donbass, in particular, about the alleged destruction of the Ukrainian military, more than 500 residents of the village Sokolniki of the Luhansk region.
On 15 November the Ukrainian side warned the OSCE mission that in case of further escalation of the situation in the Donbas anti-terrorist operation forces are ready to return to the first line of defense designated the artillery.
In the headquarters of the ATO called the main criterion that can be forced to return the weapons on the defensive line 17.11.2015