Over the past days in the zone ATO no one Ukrainian soldier was killed, but two soldiers wounded as a result of grenade attacks near Novotoshkivske.
On this day, 13 November, 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.
«The number of cases of violation of silence regime the enemy has increased by ten compared to a day earlier, up to forty-two. In the very same Christmas night, enemy activity decreased slightly, except the Mariupol direction, where the first stars in the sky strength of the occupier has used artillery and mortars against the Ukrainian military,» said Matusevich.
At the direction of Lugansk, according to staff, the greatest activity gangs of the past day was observed in close proximity to the Crimean. There are enemy attacks began after sunset and lasted almost two hours. While the enemy heavy weapons are not used.
In the afternoon the enemy within an hour were fired from the automatic easel grenade launchers, the ATO forces in the area of Novotoshkovskoye that on Bakhmutskaya track. Also, the enemy violated the truce in the Village of Lugansk and the neighboring Popasnaya villages novooleksandrivka and Novozvanivka.
Again, the use of heavy weapons of the enemy in these lines was not recorded. In just the past day in Lugansk direction there were 9 enemy attacks.
In Donetsk direction yesterday, the 6 of enemy attacks. The site of the battle of enemy activity traditional village of the Luhansk, Avdiivka industrial area and the approaches to the Donetsk airport. Heavy weapons the enemy used only once, releasing 3 mines to the side of ATO forces on the arc Svetlodarsk.
On the Mariupol direction, as before, recorded the highest activity of the occupants. Traditionally almost all of the cases of ceasefire violation occurred on the coastal boundaries – the area between Pavlopol to Shirokino.
«So, in Marinka militants carried out two short armed provocations. But on the southern borders of the direction of the enemy carried out 25 attacks on Ukrainian positions. The militants used the whole range of existing weapons, except for rocket artillery and tanks,» — said the representative of the headquarters.
According to the calculations of the General staff, on our positions in this sector were fired 50 mortar shells and 25 artillery projectiles. The most powerful attacks from heavy weapons occurred in the Water and Shirokino – they started after dark and continued intermittently for more than two hours.
We will note, yesterday the militants started the day with a powerful attack on the Lugansk direction.
We will remind, on December 24, 2016, occupiers disrupted the regular arrangement about the mode of silence in the Donbass.
Before this several days of fierce fighting on the arc Svetlodarsk. Also, on December 23, ATO forces entered Novoluganskoe and established a checkpoint.
Dec 28, ATO forces repelled the attack of militants near the Cool Beam.
On 30 December the Ukrainian military repelled two attacks under Popasnaya.
January 1, 2017, the first day of the new year, the militants are 38 times fired at positions of forces of anti-terrorist operation, from them 26 times – in the direction of Mariupol.
On the Mariupol direction on Christmas night raged the artillery of the invaders 07.01.2017