In the zone of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) in Donbas over the past day one Ukrainian soldier was killed and five others injured, said the speaker of the Ministry of defence on ATO Col.

“Over the past day in the fighting killed one Ukrainian soldier, five of our soldiers were wounded”, – said Alexander Motuzyanik at a briefing on Tuesday in Kyiv.

He said that over the past day in Lugansk direction there were 23 enemy fire, including 17 with the use of heavy weapons.

So, the settlement Crimea on Monday was the site of numerous enemy attacks, and the enemy was firing from four nearby settlements. First, the position of APU in the Crimean were three times fired from mortars during the day. And in the evening the enemy opened fire from the artillery of 152 mm caliber from the Bold and Santanoni (former Frunze). Three attacks lasted in excess of two hours and ended around midnight. The enemy fired at positions of the Ukrainian military almost 40 artillery shells .

According to the spokesman of the Ministry of defence, the ATO, in the morning militants used mortars in Novotoshkivske, and in the evening in Orekhovo.

In the Popasnyansky area members of illegal armed groups began a day early in the morning with a mortar attack Novoaleksandrovka. During the day, the enemy occasionally broke the mode of silence from small arms. From five o’clock in the evening an hour and a half the enemy’s forces shelled the Trinity mortars, firing at our positions 30 min.

In the direction of Donetsk over the past day took place 35 attacks by militants, including 19 of heavy weapons. “So, in the area of Svetlodarsk arc after lunch there was a brief provocations from light weapons. In the evening, the enemy stepped up and fired the Kodyma and Luhansk from mortars”, – said Alexander Motuzyanik.

In the area Gorlovka perimeter, the enemy conducted attacks of positions of forces ATO on the demarcation line. Just after midnight he was allowed a short mortar attack Zaitsev. During the first half of the day, the enemy occasionally used light weapons and in the evening they intensified their mortar crew. Starting from five in the evening militants fired Verkhnetoretskoye, Maori, Russian Federation Novgorod. For the evening period at APU positions around Gorlovka the enemy was released more than a hundred mortar shells.

In the area of Avdeevka in the morning there was mortar shelling by Yakovlevka – the enemy used mortars of 82 and 120 mm. the Less powerful the attack happened around 10:00 PM. Flanking positions in Kamenka in the district of Donetsk airport and only enemy provocations carried out from light weapons.

For the last day in Mariupol direction has occurred 64 enemy fire, particularly the third of them with heavy weapons. In Maryinsky district over the past day the enemy violated the regime of silence once, firing after sunset on Ukrainian positions near Krasnohorivka of grenade launchers of different systems and small arms.

In Novotroitsk, near Dokuchaevsk, the enemy on Monday held three attacks, one of which was with mortars. In Novohryhorivka, further South, the fighters of after the sunset held a two-hour bombardment using heavy machine guns.

“On the front lines of Chermalyk to Shirokino, the situation remains difficult. In these lines, along with light weapons, the enemy is widely used armored vehicles, including tanks, and mortars. In the Water were active enemy snipers. Later in the evening in this hot spot Mariupol direction the band carried out two artillery shelling. Securely hold Ukrainian military positions East of Mariupol by opening fire on armament comparable to that applied by the opponent”, – said Alexander Motuzyanik.