Ministry of Defense: The situation in ATO zone stabilizes, militants continue low-intensity attacks


Over the last day, Russia-backed militants made five precision attacks upon the Ukrainian troops’ positions. Ukrainian troops returned fire twice using the weapons not proscribed under the Minsk agreements.

 “The enemy fired a total of thirty 82-mm and 120-mm mortar rounds,” reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

In Luhansk sector, Russian proxies violated the ceasefire four times. Militants attacked Ukrainian strongholds near Luhanske twice using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, used an antitank grenade launcher and a heavy machine gun as well.  The enemy made two more attacks involving small arms and grenade launchers near Krymske and Novoluhanske.

In Donetsk sector, Russia-backed militants shelled Ukrainian troops’ positions near Pavlopil with 82-mm and 120-mm mortars.

Fortunately, Ukrainian troops incurred no casualties over the last day.

Report on the military developments as of February 28 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.