Kyiv, March 20, 2016. No militants’ provocations were registered in the Mariupol sector in the ATO zone yesterday, first time in a long period. Nevertheless, the situation remained restless in the Donetsk sector. Militants’ provocations involving use of mortar launchers, grenade launchers and small arms were observed along the entire contact line, from the Svitlodarsk bulge to Krasnohorivka, most attacks happening during hours of darkness. “The situation was the most difficult near Avdiivka yesterday. Hosti
“One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded yesterday as a result of tripping a mine in Bakhmutskyi district,” informed Col. Motuzyanyk. According to the Ukrainian intelligence, on March 18-19 militants incurred considerable losses – six killed and 11 heavily wounded. “There is a serviceman of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Yevgeniy Aleksandro
According to the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, a powerful computer appliance was brought to Donetsk for the purposes of limiting online access of inhabitants of temporarily occupied territories to Ukrainian mass media, in order to hold cyber attacks making it impossible to access such internet resources. “Colonel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Sergey Mikhailovih Fedchenko
Law enforcements detained an informant of self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ in Avdiivka, who was trying to cross the demarcation line illegally. “It has been identified that the occupants recruited the man this month to spy on Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Avdiivka,” said the spokesman. A former militant was detained in Kramatorsk. In spring and summer 2014 he was keeping watch at checkpoints of Russia-backed militant groups. Following the advance of Ukrainian troops, he fled the ranks of the militants and was hiding from law enforcements. Moreover, according to Col. Motuzyanyk, law enforcement officers found six cases of illegal possession of arms and ammunition in the past 24 hours in Donetsk region. “Grenades of various systems, three mortar shells, a short rifle, large number of ammunition and much more were confiscated,” said Col. Motuzyanyk.