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Ministry of Defense: Ukrainian Armed Forces incur no lethal casualties, 6-7 attacks occur in each sector

Ministry of Defense: Ukrainian Armed Forces incur no lethal casualties, 6-7 attacks occur in each sector
Kyiv, October 08, 2017.

No Ukrainian serviceman was killed in action in ATO zone yesterday, but one soldier was wounded in a militants’ attack in Pisky. Militants violated the ceasefire in all areas, in Triokhizbenka and Talakivka, informed Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO- related issues Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Mariupol sector militants violated the ceasefire six times.  “Vodiane was the main flashpoint where the largest number of attacks took place. Moreover, two armed incidents occurred in Hnutove and Starohnativka, each attack lasted 20-30 minutes,” said Col. Motuzyanyk. Militants used mortar in Talakivka.  In all cases Ukrainian troops responded with fire.

In Luhansk sector, Russian proxies conducted six attacks since 18:00. Most incidents took place in Triokhizbenka and Krymske, north of Bakhmut road.  Militants used light weapons and mortar. Ukrainian troops responded with fire. Moreover, militants conducted one attack in Stanytsia Luhanska district.

In Donetsk sector militants violated the ceasefire seven times.  Attacks started after 13:00. “Avdiivka remains the main flashpoint. A series of intense and lengthy hostile attacks took place there. Moreover, the enemy violated the ceasefire in Zaitseve, Maiorsk and Pisky. No heavy weapons were used,” said Col. Motuzyanyk.

According to Col. Motuzyanyk, Ukrainian investigators issued a notice of suspicion to the head of Russian private military company Wagner, Dmitry Utkin. “Ukrainian Security Service collected significant evidential base regarding participation in fighting against ATO troops in Donbas of not only Russian career soldiers, but also mercenaries from private military companies.  One of these is a notorious Wagner group. The Security Service of Ukraine identified 1570 names and personal information of the militants who fought in the group and died in the territory of Ukraine. According to Ukrainian special services’ estimates, there are over 5000 people in Wagner private militant group,” elaborated the spokesman.

Report on the military developments as of October 7 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

 

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