Andriy Lysenko: One armed militant provocation registered in ATO zone. Ukrainian troops incurred no losses



Kyiv, October 12, 2015. Yesterday militants conducted another provocation at the delimitation line. In the evening militant group members opened fire from small arms near Ukrainian positions on the outskirts of Shyrokyne. “It was calm in other parts of the frontline yesterday. Ukrainian troops incurred no casualties over the last day, there were also no wounded in action,” said Colonel Andriy Lysenko, spokesman of Administration of the President of Ukraine on ATO-related issues at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.


12 year-old-boy tripped over a mine on the outskirts of Hranitne village, Donetsk region. “He was taken to the central hospital of Volnovakha with limb injuries. Ukrainian doctors are currently doing their best to restore his health,” said Colonel Lysenko.


Ukraine’s Security Service detained a militant who was hiding in Zaporizhia region. As reported, he participated in the Kherson “anti-Maidan” movement, then enlisted in “Semenivsky battalion” militant group and was taking part in combat actions against the Ukrainian troops as an armored personnel carrier (APC) commander.


Ukrainian law enforcement staff discovered a weapons cache in Syrotyne, Luhansk region. “Ten antitank grenade launchers, three Kalashnikov rifles, machine guns and a large number of mines and ammunition rounds were seized,” said Colonel Lysenko.