Militants increase the number of attacks in the area ATO, but in case of attack, the Ukrainian military is prepared to stop them. As UNIAN reports, about this at the briefing said the speaker of the presidential Administration of Ukraine on ATO Andrei Lysenko.
«Almost every day increases the number and intensity of attacks. Often the enemy uses heavy weapons… 250 min fired from weapons that should be reserved. We do not exclude the continued increase of attacks and their intensity. If there is a situation where the enemy will go on the offensive, then we have all forces and means in order to stop him,» said Lysenko.
According to him, to do this in areas where there is a designated heavy weapons, conduct special training of the Ukrainian military.
Over the past day in the fighting in the area ATO injured two Ukrainian military, Lysenko reported.
«Over the past day in the fighting and no fatalities, but two of our soldiers were wounded», — Lysenko reported.
According to him, one military was wounded during the shelling in the Sands, the other was blown up by an explosive device in the area Novotroitsk. Lysenko also informed that at the Donetsk direction, insecurity remains across the front.
«In particular, the enemy continues to actively use mortars. For the past day on our positions were issued more than 250 mines,» he said.
The most difficult situation, according to him, persists in zaytsevo, where on Tuesday held a series of enemy attacks with the use 120-mm mortars. Another mortar attack took place near Mayorsk.
In addition, according to Lysenko, the situation has escalated around the Donetsk airport.
«In the Sands of the Experienced and actively engaged enemy fire from small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. This occurs both in dark and in daylight hours», — informed the speaker of the AP.
In Avdiivka was mortar fire from the NFP.
In Mariupol direction of illegal armed groups continue to fire Krasnogorovka.
«Three times the enemy used mortars. Some more enemy provocations occurred in other parts of the front,» — said Lysenko.
At the Lugansk direction, he said, Wednesday was calm.
As previously reported, during the last day recorded 56 cases of violation of the ceasefire by the illegal armed groups, in 9 cases the militants used heavy weapons. According to the speaker of the presidential administration of Ukraine on ATO Alexander Motuzenko, the most active hostilities were the surroundings of Gorlovka (zaytsevo, Mayorsk, Novgorod), where the enemy had been conducting heavy fire almost around the clock. In the surroundings of Gorlovka and Donetsk under enemy fire hit the Ukrainian position, and a second line of defense.
Note that the Ukrainian intelligence reports of the OSCE special mission information that the terrorists are trying to hide: on placement by militants of the outlawed weapons and the crimes of the militants – in particular, about the shooting of local residents.
Note that the main fighting in the area ATO turned in the direction of Donetsk – where gunmen committed a series of armed provocations on the stretch from Town to the Sand. In addition, intelligence indicated that in the area of Thorez began teaching tank and mechanized infantry units of the 1st army corps of the Russian occupation troops. After a long period of provocative shelling forces ATO yesterday’s situation at the separation line can be described as the fighting of low intensity.
The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that terrorist groups in the Donbas want to seize additional territory, but Ukraine is ready to fight back.
«If they violate the Minsk agreement and will behave aggressively go on the offensive, then we have something to say to them,» he said.
We will remind, on January 13, participants of the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas agreed on the announcement of regime of silence, which was to be introduced immediately. Before that, in Minsk, on 22 December 2015 (the same day, when the militants entered the village of Kominternovo, located in the «grey zone» near Mariupol), an agreement was reached on a ceasefire on the night of December 23. However, 11 hours after reaching such agreement, the militants have used against the forces of ATO «Grad».
Lysenko: militants increase the number of attacks, but in the event we are ready to stop them 03.02.2016