Ministry of Defense: Militants use armor again


The area of hostilities slightly expanded in Mariupol sector yesterday.  In addition to Maryinka and southern area, Russian proxies opened fire in Starohnativka three times. Militants used armored vehicles and light weapons.  “In total, 16 hostile attacks were recorded in Mariupol sector yesterday. Ukrainian troops returned fire five times,” said Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Andriy Lysenko at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

Zaitseve and Avdiivka were the main flashpoints in Donetsk sector.  Militants were violating the ceasefire both during the day and at night, shooting from different directions.  “Moreover, militants conducted several attacks in Novoluhanske and Shakhta Butovka position. Meanwhile, the ceasefire held in Svitlodarsk area and Donetsk airport yesterday,” informed the spokesman.

In Luhansk sector, militants violated the ceasefire only once.  The incident took place in Krymske and lasted 15 minutes.

No Ukrainian serviceman was killed or wounded in action yesterday.

Report on the military developments as of September 5 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.