Kyiv, 19 January 2015 – “From 18.00 yesterday terrorists opened fire 35 times at the positions of our military and at peaceful localities. Bandits fired with mortars, grenade launchers and artillery at Makarove, Sokolnyky, Krasnohorivka, Tonenke, Troyitske, Popasna, Chermalyk and Talakivka. Bandits fired three times at Krymske,” informed Leonyd Matyukhin, spokesman of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) via Skype at a briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Localities Donetsky, Shchastia, Tryokhizbenka, Stanytsia Luhanska, Nyzhne, Tonenke and Talakivka came under Grad fire. Terrorists shelled twice Pisky and Kirovske with multiple rocket launchers.
Biggest number of shelling times – 8 was observed near Hnutove. “At this spot bandits used mortars, anti-tank missile systems and artillery including multiple rocket launchers,” added Leonyd Matyukhin.
In the last day terrorists fired a total of 99 times at the positions of ATO forces and at localities.
At the territory of the Donetsk airport active combat actions are ongoing to liberate the facilities held by militants. The enemy is suffering considerable losses.