Kyiv, 16 March 2015 – Over the night on 15-16 March the number of armed provocations by militants has decreased. From 20:00 on 15 March till 6:00 on 16 March the enemy opened fire at the ATO units 12 times along the entire delimitation line, mostly with the small arms, according to Anatoliy Stelmakh, spokesman for the ATO Staff. Bigest number of incidents was has been observed on the Donetsk direction. Thus at 20:20 illegal armed groups fired from the combat infantry vehicle at Opytne town, at 20:40 militants launched a strike at the town with 120-mm mortars. At 1:30 on 16 March illegal groups were firing at an observation post of the Ukrainian Armed Forces not far from the town of Avdiivka,” said Anatoliy Stelmakh, ATO Staff spokesman.
The ATO Staff spokesman also noted that during the night militants used mortars, grenade launchers and small arms three times at the Mariupol direction, in the area of Shyrokyne town. In Luhansk region grenade launchers and small arms were used at around 10pm near the village of Sokilnyky.