Ministry of Defense: Russia-backed militants make four attacks, use mortars in each case


Over the last day, Russia-backed militants delivered four precision attacks on Ukrainian troops’ positions, all the attacks took place in Luhansk sector, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Dmytro Hutsylyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

All the ceasefire violations took place in Luhansk sector yesterday. Russian proxies fired fifty-six 120-mm mortar rounds in Luhanske and Troitske areas. “Additionally, militants used IFV mounted weapons and heavy machine guns. They also fired several 82-mm mortar rounds near Luhanske,” the ATO spokesperson said. Ukrainian troops returned fire four times yesterday.

Fortunately, Ukrainian Armed Forces incurred no casualties yesterday.

Report on the military developments as of February 1 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.