The militants do not stop shelling Ukrainian positions, ignoring any agreements to de-escalate the conflict in the Donbas.
About this press-center of staff ATO reports on the page in Facebook.
«Increasingly, the militants used on our positions mortars», — stated in the message.
In the vicinity of Donetsk by the Ukrainian strongholds in the Sands, Experienced and Avdiivka in addition to rocket-propelled grenades and small arms militants were firing from mortars caliber 82-mm. In the area of Marinci the sniper worked.
«At dusk the enemy resumed heavy shelling of our positions in the Mayorsk and zaytsevo. Militants used grenade launchers and mortars of calibres of 120 mm», — noted in a staff.
Near Krasnogorovka fighters fired on the fortifications of the ATO forces with mortars and heavy machine guns.
In just the past day the militants 55 times violated the truce.
Yesterday it was reported that near the village of Pyshchevyk had been fighting the ATO forces with militants. The battle lasted about an hour, after which DRG enemy retreated to the East.
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».
Terrorists fired 55 times during the day: beat the Mayorsk and zaytsevo from 120-mm mortars 03.02.2016