Ministry of Defense: Russia-backed militants make 11 precision attacks 


Russian proxies made a total of 11 precision attacks on Ukrainian troops’ positions in the ATO zone over the last day. Ukrainian troops returned fire 5 times, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Luhansk sector, the enemy violated ceasefire 9 times. Russian proxies fired five 82-mm precision mortar rounds in Novgorodske area. “In Novooleksandrivka and Boguslavske areas the militants used IFVs. Moreover, there and in Luhanske, Zaitseve and Svitlodarsk areas Russia-backed militants used grenade launchers, large caliber machine guns and small arms”, added Col. Hutsulyak. Ukrainian troops returned fire using small arms.

In Donetsk sector, the militants delivered two precision attacks against Ukrainian troops. Near Pisky Russian proxies used 120-mm and 82-mm grenade launchers. They fired five grenades. “The enemy delivered also one precision attack in Slavne area using small arms”, elaborated Col. Dmytro Hutsulyak.

Unfortunately, one Ukrainian servicemen was wounded in action yesterday.

Report on the military developments as of February 9 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.