Seven members of the Armed forces of Ukraine were injured in the zone of the antiterrorist operation in the Donbas over the past day, said the speaker of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on ATO Col.
“And for the past day, luckily in the ranks of the APU was not dead. Seven soldiers were injured”, – said Alexander Motuzyanik at a briefing on Sunday in Kiev.
As reported in the summary of the press center of the ATO headquarters for the past day as of 6.00 am Sunday, released on the Facebook page, it was noted that the situation in the zone of the ATO remains tense, as militants resort to all new armed provocations against the Ukrainian armed forces ‘ units, using heavy artillery weapons.
“During the last day recorded 48 instances of the use of weapons by militants… as a result of enemy shelling in the past days 7 soldiers armed forces of Ukraine were injured”, – stated in the summary.
In the seaside area of illegal armed groups 12 times used the weapon against the Ukrainian military. In the evening the enemy 120-mm mortars fired strongholds of AFU in the area of Pavlopol, Shirokino and Water. From 82-mm mortars several times fired on positions at the Krasnogorovka. For these same settlements to systematically beat from grenade launchers and small arms.
On Donetsk the direction fighters 22 times in the past days violated the “silence regime”. “The most difficult situation remains in the southern and Eastern suburbs of Avdeevka. There militants have traditionally carried out the shelling of fortifications of the ATO forces from 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades of different systems and small arms”, – stated in the summary.
Also from 120-mm mortars, the enemy at least twice beaten by the Ukrainian military that hold the defense at Nevel. In addition, under fire from enemy mortars of various calibers, APCS and light infantry weapons hit positions near Verhnetoretskogo. On the arc Svetlodarsk illegal armed groups fired from mortars of caliber of 82 mm and easel anti-tank grenade launcher in the center of Lugansk. From the automatic easel grenade launchers, the enemy shelled the strongholds of APU from the Sand.
On the Lugansk direction in the past days recorded 14 cases of militants of weapons, including artillery caliber over 100 mm. So using 120-mm mortars, the militants repeatedly shelled strongholds of AFU in the area of Novozvanovka, Novoaleksandrovka and Trinity. Mortars of smaller caliber, namely, 82 mm, and with anti tank missile launchers and rocket-propelled grenades, the enemy was beaten by Ukrainian military in Crimea.