Colonel Lysenko: New batch of reinforcement for militants arrives from Russia


Another batch of reinforcement arrived for militants from Russia. “Two tanks were delivered through Sverdlovsk towards  Krasnodon, and seven tanks with fuel arrived at Rovenky. 10 tanks and two Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mounts moved through Savur-Molyla area toward Torez. This equipment underwent repairs on the Russian territory,” informed spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on ATO related issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. In total, 12 militants’ attacks took place in the Luhansk sector yesterday, four of them from heavy armor. The situation became difficult in the Popasna district again. 
Russia-backed militants used light weapons, and mortar launchers and cannons were used after the sunset. Ukrainian troops responded with fire. Moreover, militants were shelling Stanytsia Luhanska and the vicinities, as well as Staryi Aidar. Because of militants’ aggressive actions, redeployment of troops and equipment in Stanytsia Luhanska is impossible at present, stated the spokesperson.


“Three militants’ attacks took place in the Donetsk sector, all of them in various places, involving use of heavy armor. Adversaries violated the ceasefire at the Svitlodarsk bulge and in Avdiivka. Every attack lasted 30 to 45 minutes. The enemy launched over 50 mortar shells at our positions. 21 insurgents’ attack took place in the Mariupol sector, and seven involved use of heavy arms. Ukrainian troops registered militants’ mortar attacks only in two points – Krasnohorivka and Vodiane. “Over 80 mortar shells were launched at our positions. In total, Russian proxies are violating the ceasefire along the entire frontline. Ukrainian troops responded with fire in all the areas,” elaborated the spokesman.

Two Ukrainian troops died in combat yesterday, and two were wounded. Russia-backed militants organized seven flights of unmanned aerial vehicles in all sectors.