Militants continue to violate the conditions of de-escalation of the conflict in the Donbas over the past day, they are 53 times opened fire on positions of ATO forces, including from weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
About this press-center of staff ATO reports on the page in Facebook.
«Our fortifications in the area Krasnogorovka and zaytsevo the enemy during the day fired from small arms and mortars caliber 82 and 120-mm. In the area of Mayorsk, the insurgents used mortars and heavy machine guns», — stated in the message.
The position of the Ukrainian forces in the Novgorod fighters fired from infantry fighting vehicles and rocket launchers of different systems.
Also tense is the atmosphere in the vicinity of the temporarily occupied Donetsk.
«From grenade launchers of various systems and small arms were fired at our strong points Avdiyivka, Sands, Experienced, Marinka, and the mine Butovka,» — said the headquarters of ATO.
In addition, at the direction of Mariupol mortars were fired at Ukrainian positions in the area of Starohnativka.
Earlier it was reported 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».
The militants 53 times during the day, opened fire and struck zaytsevo and Mayors from banned weapons 01.02.2016