Over the past day in the zone of the antiterrorist operation in the Donbas killed among the Armed forces of Ukraine, however, two soldiers were injured, said the speaker of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on ATO Col.
«Over the past day in the fighting no one Ukrainian soldier was killed and two were wounded», — he said at briefing on Tuesday in Kyiv.
The speaker of the defense Ministry of Ukraine reported that at the direction of Lugansk over the past day 19 occurred of enemy attacks, including 8 — with the use of guns and mortars. Motuzyanik also announced that it has resumed active hostilities in the Popasnyansky area where the epicenter of enemy attacks on Monday was Ukrainian positions near Trinity. In the afternoon there is a hybrid of the Russian occupation military forces have conducted a series of armed provocations, and after 9 PM launched a massive artillery and mortar shelling in the area of Trinity.
«Almost without interruption continued until midnight local attacks, during which forces of the occupant fired more than 50 artillery shells. In parallel with this, the enemy used mortars and grenade launchers. Our defenders reliably hold the Fort, opening fire. In parallel, 8 to 11 and in the evening, insurgents, using rocket-propelled grenades of different systems and small arms fired power ATO in the Village of Lugansk. Also twice the power of the occupier broke the silence mode to the North of Bakhmut road — near Crimea», — he said.
According to the spokesman of the Ministry of defense, at the direction of Donetsk on Monday remained silent mode before lunch. During the day there were 6 enemy attacks, 2 of them with mortars.
So, from 14.00, the militants started to fire at the Ukrainian positions in Avdeevka industrial zone. Along with light weaponry the enemy was using mortars. After five hours of exchange of fire, the shelling stopped.
Unrest was also on the arc Svetlodarsk where rebel forces for three hours opened fire towards Ukrainian positions.
In the district of Donetsk airport recorded two enemy provocations, one of which — with the use of sniper weapons. Also once the cease-fire the enemy broke on the Northern outskirts of Gorlovka.
On Mariupol direction in the areas of major combat action was the defense lines near Krasnogorovka and Eastern approaches to Mariupol. «So, in Krasnogorovka the Russian occupation troops were extremely aggressive, having one of the largest mortar attacks of recent months on this sector of the front in less than three hours the fighters from the Staromykhailivka fired on our positions, more than 80 mines of various calibers,» said Matusevich.
On the line between Pavlopol, Shirokino to skirmishes continued throughout the reporting period. While heavy weapons — mortars — the enemy used only in the extreme South and only in the dark.
In Novotroickoe the second day in a row active was a sniper of the enemy.
In just the past day in Mariupol direction was also held on the 26th of enemy attacks, the fifth of which — from mortars», — concluded the speaker of the defense Ministry of Ukraine.
Note for the past day militants in the ATO area 51 times opened fire on positions of Ukrainian soldiers and two APU fighters were injured. This morning, January 24, the press center of staff ATO. Hybrid Russian-occupation armed groups shelled Ukrainian positions in all directions with heavy weapons.
In the Popasnyansky area have resumed active hostilities 24.01.2017