Russian mercenaries in the area of Antiterrorist operations during the day 28 times fired at positions of the AFU.
On Wednesday 24 February, reported in a press-the ATO center on the page in the social network Facebook.
«On Donetsk the direction three militants used mortars and fired about 30 min on the strong points of the Ukrainian divisions near Pervomaysk, Nevelskiy and zaytsevo», — stated in the message.
As noted in a staff, from heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and different systems of small arms, the invaders fired on the fortifications of our military Experienced in the area, zaytsevo, Novoselivka, Mayorske, Sands, Avdeevka.
«In Mariupol direction under mortar fire fighters were strongholds near Gnutovo and Chermalyk. Heavy machine guns and grenade launchers fired at our positions in Novotroitskiy and Marinka,» reported in the press center.
In the area of Marinci and mine «butovka» fired by enemy snipers.
As reported in the staff in order to silence the enemy and stabilize the situation, the Ukrainian military opened fire near Novotroitsk with APCS and grenade launchers.
According to «Public television of Azov», fighting collisions of the Ukrainian military occupied strategic heights in Dokuchayevsk. So, the group Donbass SOS in social networks says that today 10:20 Pro-Russian gangs have once again attacked positions of Armed forces of Ukraine on the site Novotroitskoye-mykolaivka. Due to the collision point of entry and exit «Novotroitsk» was closed, traffic stopped and all cars from the queue redistributed away from dangerous places.
The battle lasted about 1.5 hours, resulting in the Ukrainian division, according to a source from the Ukrainian armed forces, launched a successful counterattack and occupied the strategic heights, one of the waste heaps to the North of the Central pit, located in the immediate vicinity of Dokuchayevsk.
Note that in recent weeks the number of direct violations of the ceasefire have increased significantly, including on the boundary line between Novotroitsk-Nikolaevka-Starognatovk-Granite-Cermaic.
As reported, last night the Ukrainian military from-for continuous attacks of terrorists were forced to occupy the industrial area near Avdiyivka, Donetsk region. The enemy used mortars prohibited caliber, automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. «Had been threatened and homes of local residents. To avoid loss of personnel and civilian casualties, our soldiers were forced to push the enemy outside of the settlement», — stated in the headquarters.
Today, on February 24, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the prospect of resumption of full-scale hostilities in the East «is clearly visible on our radar».
Yesterday it was reported that 13 Ukrainian servicemen were injured. In the direction of Donetsk, illegal armed formation (IAF) broke the mode of silence throughout the front line – from the Trinity to the Donetsk airport. According to intelligence, the growing discontent of the population of Donbass by the presence and actions of Russian occupation troops. And the Russian military refuse to follow orders of the commanders in intensified fighting in the Donbass.
The ATO forces pacified the militants under Novotroitskiy and occupied the strategic heights above Dokuchayevsk 24.02.2016