Two schools damaged in Mariinka in an attack – Ministry of Defense


Violence in the Mariupol sector decreased, although ceasefire was violated in the “usual hotspots”, the hottest spot of the Donetsk sector is Avdiivka, armistice held around Luhansk city.

Two school buildings were damaged in Mariinka in the Mariupol sector as a result of militants’ attacks, informed the spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on ATO related issues Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. At one of the schools 42 windows were broken and cut at. In total, the number of militants’ attacks in the Mariupol sector decreased. “Adversary violated the ceasefire in three areas – Krasnohorivka, Mariinka and Shyrokyne. Despite certain de-escalation, occupants used heavy arms – mortar launchers and 152 mm cannons,” informed Col. Motuzyanyk. In total, militants made eight attacks in the Mariupol sector, and six of them involved use of heavy weapons.

The armistice held in Shchastia and south of it in the Luhansk sector yesterday. Mainly militants were active in the area of temporarily occupied Slovianoserbsk, first of all in the village of Krymske. Moreover, hostilities continued in Popasna area. “In addition to light weapons, militants used mortars intensively,” said Col. Motuzyanyk.  In total, nine militants’ attacks took place in the Donetsk sector yesterday, and four of them involved use of heavy armor.
In the Donetsk sector combat activity started with the morning mortar attack in Luhanske. Over 20 shells were launched at Ukrainian positions within an hour. In the afternoon Russia-backed militants used 122 mm cannons toward Novobakhmutivka in Yasynuvata area. “Moreover, intense attacks continued in the Avdiivka industrial area. The armistice held near Horlivka and in the Donetsk airport,” added the spokesman. In total, four militants’ attacks took place in the Donetsk sector, and two of them involved use of heavy armor.
Ukrainian Armed Forces incurred no losses in combat yesterday, and six troops were injured. It happened in Avdiivka in a hostile shelling.

Report on the military developments as of Nover 14, 2016 is available here, weekly analysis of the comabat in East Ukraine is available here, interactive map of shelling is here and the timeline of shelling is here.