Due to the ongoing investigation regarding AN-26 plane downed in Lugansk region yesterday starting from 14 July ATO aircraft flights have been suspended until a special order is issued, informed Vladyslav Seleznyov, ATO spokesman at a briefing in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. According to Vladyslav Seleznyov: “All planes are at their permanent dislocation points. It is necessary to make the circumstances clear who and in what way downed the Ukrainian plane as the terrorists are not in possession of the weapons capable of hitting a plane at the height AN-26 was flying yesterday.” In addition to that search and rescue operation for crew members of the downed AN-26 plane continues.
On the whole according to Mr. Seleznyov situation in the ATO zone remains tense. Activities are underway to restore infrastructure in cities and on territories freed from terrorists. Mine lifting works, restoration of roads, buildings and other objects mined by terrorists at the time of their presence on the territory are conducted.
Within the last 24 hours terrorists shelled at 5 ATO-controlled checkpoints with mortars and GRAD multiple rocket launchers. During one shelling 2 military were killed, 8 injured.