Three soldiers of the Armed forces of Ukraine were wounded in the zone of the antiterrorist operation in the East of the country over the past day, 27 January, no one was killed, said the speaker of the Ministry of defence on ATO Alexander Motuzyanik.
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«Over the past day in the fighting died in the Armed forces of Ukraine, three soldiers were injured», — he said at a briefing on Saturday, January 28, in Kiev.
At the direction of Lugansk, according to the defense Ministry spokeswoman, on Friday was much calmer than a day earlier.
«Occupiers have continued greatly to fire at our positions in the area of Popasna and near Bakhmutskaya track. However, almost without the use of heavy weapons. The exception was the sector of the front near Popasnaya, where, after lunch militants fired more than 25 mortar shells in the direction of our defenders,» — said Matusevich.
In the Village Lugansk was recorded one of the enemy’s armed provocation with use of grenade launchers.
Just a Friday at the Lugansk direction there were 15 attacks by illegal armed groups, four of which were a mortar.
On Donetsk the direction, according to Motuzyanik, the military situation remains difficult.
«Once again expanded geography of hostilities of the enemy. So, again restless at the arc Svetlodarsk in the Donetsk airport. In General, the heavy weapons the gangs used all along the front,» he said.
According to him, Avdiivka in the industrial area during the day on positions of the Ukrainian forces, the militants fired more than 70 mortar shells and more than 10 artillery shells.
«Ukrainian troops have regularly opened fire in response,» said Matusevich.
In just the past day in Donetsk direction occurred on 11 enemy attacks, including 7 of the heavy weapons.
On the Mariupol direction, as informed by the speaker of the Ministry of defense, fighting again moved to the South.
«So, in the front section of the Krasnogorovka Marinka, where the enemy made a massive attack on our positions a day earlier, there was not a single case of breaking the silence. With the exception of three cases of ceasefire violation by the enemy in the area of Dokuchayevsk, all of yesterday’s shelling in this area came to the front line Pavlopol, Shirokino,» said Matusevich.
According to him, the epicenter of the fighting remains the borders of the Ukrainian military in Shirokino and adjacent Water. «The invaders hold the heavy weapon on the front lines and actively use it. In particular, the artillery of the enemy used three times – twice against the defenders of Water and one time in Shirokino» — tell the speaker of the defense Ministry.
He noted that the IAF round the clock applied mortars in the South of the Mariupol direction. In a statement, according to the calculations of the General staff, the enemy fired more than 70 min. Also in this area were active snipers militants.
We will note, earlier the special representative of the OSCE in the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas Martin Sajdik , expressed concern about the increase in the number of civilian casualties in the fighting in Eastern Ukraine.
Three Ukrainian soldiers wounded on the front lines for a day or Motuzyanik 28.01.2017