Kyiv, February 12, 2015 – In the ATO zone The number of militant attacks on the Ukrainian Armed Forces has decreased over the night of 11-12 February decreased. “Despite Ukraine’s peace initiatives, illegal criminal groups did not halt their fire. The enemy shelled Debaltseve and nearby towns 9 times using all available types of weapons,” said Anatoliy Stelmakh, ATO Staff spokesman, via Skype at a briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
The enemy shelled Vilkhova and Petrivtsi with multiple rocket launchers, as well as Stanytsia Luhanska and Krymske from tanks and mortars. Furthermore, pro-Russian militants shelled Kurakhove and Novomykhaylivka from the “Grad” missile systems. “Russian and insurgent forces opened fire at the units of ATO forces 24 times over the night,” noted the ATO Staff spokesman.
Militants intensified reconnaissance activities at the Mariupol direction. Ukrainian servicemen spotted how unidentified UAVs flying above their positions three times.