Oleksandr Motuzyanyk: militants used small arms and grenade launchers in the Donetsk sector yesterday, Ukrainian Armed Forces incurred no casualties

Kyiv, October 25, 2015. ATO forces recorded one militants’ provocation in the Donetsk sector yesterday. Insurgents used small arms and grenade launchers causing injury of one Ukrainian serviceman. “On the night of October 24 militants used small arms, grenade launchers and anti-aircraft mounts against ATO troops near Pisky. According to the State Border Guard Service, no flights of unmanned aerial vehicles were observed in the past 24 hours. Ukrainian side in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination notes tension at the frontline during several past days. At the same time, Ukraine fully observes ceasefire and informs OSCE mission monitors of every case of hostilities,” said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, Presidential Administration spokesperson on ATO related issues during a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.


According to Col. Motuzyanyk, Ukraine’s Security Service found two caches with anti-tank grenade launchers. “Two hand anti-tank grenade launchers, seven hand grenades, grenades for under-barrel grenade launcher and cartridges of various calibers were seized from a cache in Mariupol. Ukraine’s Security Service officers found another cache in the woods in Maryinka district where they seized four anti-tank grenade launchers and TNT blocks,” elaborated the spokesperson. Moreover, law enforcement officers stopped a passenger bus at “Hoptivka” international automobile border crossing point in Kharkiv region. It was proceeding from temporarily occupied Luhansk to Kyiv. “At first the bus crossed Ukrainian-Russia border beyond Ukrainian border guards’ control and then returned from Russia to Kharkiv region as a route bus from Belgorod. Investigation continues regarding the organizers and the bus driver,” said Col. Motuzyanyk.