Christmas night was known by a sharp increase in the number of attacks and provocations by militants. The enemy is actively using heavy weapons and violates the ceasefire regime both day and night.
However, on January 7 in fighting no Ukrainian military was killed and six were injured.
On this day, January 8th, the speaker said the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on ATO Colonel Alexander Motuzyanyk during a press briefing at the Ukrainian crisis media center.
«For the past day in the fighting no Ukrainian military were killed, but six soldiers were injured», — he said.
According to Motozania, it happened in two hot spots.
«Three soldiers were wounded near the village of Troitskoye, in the direction of Lugansk, during an enemy mortar attack. Three more soldiers APU were injured as a result of provocation in the village of Crimea», — said the representative of the Ministry of defense on ATO.
According to him, all wounded military personnel in hospitals, they receive skilled medical care.
According to Motozania, it was hot all across the front line.
«At the Lugansk direction the enemy stepped on all the «hot spots». During the day the occupants opened fire from mortars at areas of Novozvanovka, Novoaleksandrovka and Trinity. Only the enemy fired 31 mortar mine on positions of the Ukrainian troops», — said the speaker of the defense Ministry.
He briefed that in the direction of Donetsk, the main opposition occurring near the Donetsk airport, on the arc Svetlodarsk and Gorlovka perimeter.
«Near the village of Troitskoye, the enemy fired 9 mortar shells and fired from vehicles,» said Motuzyanyk.
On the Mariupol direction the enemy used mortars and artillery. Only this direction was issued on 6 87 artillery and mortar shells, said the speaker of the MOU.
As reported in the last day, January 7, fighters 72 times opened fire on the ATO forces.
Note, in the direction of Mariupol on Christmas night raged the artillery of the invaders.
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.
January 6, militants began the day with a powerful attack on the Lugansk direction.
Three soldiers were wounded under the Crimean, three — about the Trinity, — Motuzyanyk 08.01.2017