Ministry of Defense: Russian proxies use mortars in two sectors


The largest number of hostile attacks took place in Donetsk sector yesterday. Ukrainian troops recorded 10 ceasefire violations there. “Most attacks took place between 18:00 and midnight. The enemy is traditionally active in Horlivka perimeter, Avdiivka outskirts, and Donetsk airport area. In Zaitseve militants used IFV mounted weapons,” reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Russian proxies used small arms and grenade launchers in other areas of the sector. Ukrainian troops returned fire to the most outrageous attacks.

In Luhansk sector, militants violated the ceasefire in the evening.  “The enemy conducted three armed provocations near Krymske using mortars in two of these. Moreover, they attacked Triokhizbenka with grenade launchers,” said Col. Motuzyanyk.

In Mariupol sector, Russia-backed militants conducted a brief mortar attack at Hnutove at night. Following this, hostilities resumed around 15:00. “Militants conducted two armed provocations in Pavlopil and two in Krasnohorivka and Vodiane. No heavy weapons were used,” said the spokesman.

Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the ATO zone yesterday.

Report on the military developments as of October 4 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.